The Stranger Luvs The New Yorker

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I don’t know what this means, but playing with Google’s search, it makes me wonder if someone at The Stranger holds shares in Conde Naste or at the very least is earning extra money selling subscriptions to The New Yorker? The only problem in terms of this scheme is that the coverage for The New Yorkeris so pervasive in The Stranger, I feel as if The Stranger is a kind of New Yorker digest. I even let my subscription lapse because it felt kind of redundant to read the same thing in two places.

Here’s what I came up in Google:

869 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “The New Yorker”.
640 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “local band”.
500 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Seattle band”.
249 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Seattle artist”.
105 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “local artist”
56 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “local writer”
41 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Seattle writer”.
31 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Seattle painter”.
31 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Seattle poet”
28 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Seattle musician”.
3 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Seattle novelist”.

To be fair, The Seattle Weekly


200 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “The New Yorker”
177 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “local artist”
162 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “Seattle artist”
98 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “local band”
57 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “Seattle writer”
50 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “Seattle band”.
41 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “local writer”
34 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “Seattle painter”
21 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “Seattle novelist”.
15 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “Seattle musician”
11 from www.seattleweekly.com over the past year for “Seattle poet”.

Is this shared with out southern neighbors?

Portland:
367 from www.wweek.com over the past year for “New Yorker”.
134 from www.portlandmercury.com over the past year for “New Yorker”.

How about in New York?

Village Voice:

3,100 from www.villagevoice.com over the past year for “New Yorker”.
153 from www.villagevoice.com over the past year for “Harper’s”
90 from www.thestranger.com over the past year for “Harper’s”.

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