Do you “like” North Carolina’s newspapers?

How many Facebook users “like” each of North Carolina’s major newspapers? Here is the ranking (as of 12/22):

1. Fayetteville Observer: 7,629
2. Charlotte Observer: 7,547
3. Carolina Journal/JLF: 6,725
4. Wilmington Star-News: 6,436
5. Independent Weekly: 5,246
6. Greensboro News & Record: 4,662
7. Winston-Salem Journal: 4,208
8. News & Observer: 3,722
9. Asheville Citizen-Times: 2,919
10. Charlotte Business Journal: 1,260
11. Triangle Business Journal: 883
12. Durham Herald-Sun: 608

Some of this reflects the size of the local market, competition within the market, niche readership, and/or use of Facebook by the newspaper staff.  In other cases (e.g., News & Observer), it probably reflects genuine dislike of the product.

Anyway, give the gift of a Facebook “like” to Carolina Journal/JLF today.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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