The British Newspaper Archive Bias

Overall, for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, the British Newspaper Archive has available 7.3 pages per 100 population.

There’s a Northern bias. For Scotland and Northern Ireland, it’s 10.5 per 100 population. For England 5.1 and Wales 6.0.

That even shows within England. Northumberland (17.4), Cumberland (13.6) and Westmorland (11.1) punch above their weight. That’s except for London, the count is skewed as it’s where the national journals are assigned.

The Scottish origins of Dundee-based DC Thomson, operational partner for the BNA, show.

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