We received some more help this morning in our newspaper research.  This time, it came from the UK, where BBC English Regions Community Producer Robin Hamman put together some research looking at the UK's top 11 newspapers.  Here is a chart summarizing his findings (click on the graph for a larger view):



To compare, here is a similar chart showing the results from the top ten US papers.  The legend on the right shows the newspaper name and rank (click on the graph for a larger view).


As you can see from the charts, the results are reasonably even, except in the categories relating to video, podcasts and journalist blogs, where the US papers beat out the UK papers.  More UK papers offer message boards and forums than the top 10 US papers.

We'll keep plugging away at the international research and hopefully will have some interesting conclusions.