TIL most cities without subways have newspapers that are roughly 20 inches high and 14 inches wide, while cities with subways usually have smaller newspapers, roughly 14 inches high and 10 inches wide, making them easier to read on crowded public transit conveyances.

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  1. When I used to ride the DC metro circa 2010, smartphones had not yet taken off. At the station they had condensed, free versions of the newspapers in small format for commuters to read

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