U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17:  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AT 125

Profile AmericaThursday, October 17th. One of the nation's longest-running and most prestigious magazines printed its first issue this month in 1888 — the National Geographic, the publication of the National Geographic Society, founded earlier that year. One-hundred-twenty-five years ago, the magazine was a scholarly journal with fewer than a thousand subscribers. As it matured, it added photographic and map departments that boosted its circulation into the millions. The money generated was used to finance major explorations around the world. There are some 8,000 periodical publishers in the U.S. today, generating $39 billion in annual revenue. Americans on average spend $110 a year on all reading materials. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:
http://press.nationalgeographic.com/about-national-geographic/milestones/ 
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/consumer_expenditures.html 
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http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/12statab/infocomm.pdf  t. 1129

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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