The Expanding News Desert Interactive Map Tool

This map tool of Wisconsin allows people to dig deeper into the data. But some of that data may be flawed. This map, for example, is based on 2016 data and shows the Superior Telegram as a daily newspaper. This may be a data tool for visualizing the range of print newspapers, but does it truly characterize the communication landscape? Does it tell us how much information is in the papers we do get? Is there something missing if we need to wait a week for the next issue of the paper? For the entire map tool look here:

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.