In the Media Eye Last Month

The long list below will give you an idea of the media coverage the Ark Encounter received in December, as on December 1 the announcement was made that AiG would be building a full-size Noah’s Ark in northern Kentucky. The list does not include several international media outlets (though a few are mentioned below), plus it does not list media coverage in January. (The December listing also does not include hundreds of blogs.) We praise God that even though a shovel has yet to turn over any dirt at the proposed Williamstown site off I-75, the media interest has already been phenomenal. You can only imagine what will happen in 2014 when the Ark Encounter opens!

Now, I don’t expect all of you to read each listing below, but for each category, you might want to read the first few listings to see the more prominent media outlets. Here they are below, but remember, these are just the ones for December!

Ark Encounter Placements

A. Media running stories following the Dec. 1 press conference (169.3 million impressions):

New York Times—Circulation: 876,638; 17,753,300 vpm
MSNBC-TV Countdown with Keith Olberman
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Conan O’Brien Show

—Audience: 4,194,750 vpm
The Telegraph
, England
The Independent
, London
MSNBC-TV—Rachel Maddow Show— 8,223,860 vpm—Audience: 81,643 vpm—Audience: 12,889,300 vpm—Audience: 8,617,030
Indianapolis Star—Circulation: 182,933; 694,147 vpm—Audience: 270,567 vpm
Lexington Herald-Leader—Circulation: 91,518;
Louisville Courier Journal—Circulation: 159,275
Cincinnati Enquirer—Circulation: 172,536—Audience: 2,806 vpm
WTVQ Ch. 36 (ABC), Lexington
Cincinnati Business Courier
— Circulation: 10,532
Business First, Louisville—Circulation: 23,680
WLWT-TV, Cincinnati
KFVS-TV, Ch. 12 (CBS), Cape Girardeau, MO
WEKU-FM (NPR), Richmond, KY
WAVE-TV, Ch. 3 (NBC), Louisville
WHAS-TV, Channel 11, ABC. Louisville
WFIE-TV, Channel 14, NBC. Evansville
WFPL-FM, 89.3, NPR. Louisville
Baptist Press—Audience: 1,000,000 combined Baptist publications/online
Slate website,—3,318,230 vpm
USA Today’s On Deadline blog—18,116,300 vpm—710,768 vpm
Daily Mail Online, London, UK
WNCT-TV, Channel 9, CBS. Greenville, NC—Audience: 22,402,700 vpm
KTVZ-TV, Channel 21, NBC, Bend, OR
WBKO-TV, Channel 13, ABC, Bowling Green, KY
Miami Herald— Audience: 375,610 vpm—Audience: 8,791,340 vpm
WKRC-TV, Ch. 12, CBS, Cincinnati
New York Daily News—Audience: 7,497,240 vpm—Audience: 234,644 vpm
Atlantic Wire
WRAL-TV, Channel 5, CBS . Raleigh—Audience: n/a; 864,034 vpm
The New Yorker blog—Audience: 924,369 vpm
Los Angeles Times Travel—Audience: 6,664,220 vpm
Bloomberg Businessweek—Audience: n/a; 4,156,880 vpm
CBS News Travel—Audience: 5,475,190 vpm
Baltimore Sun—Audience: 1,356,170 vpm
Religion News Service
Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
The Christian Telegraph, England
Christianity Daily (CA Chinese Christian publ.)
Belfast Telegraph, Ireland
Excite Netherlands—Audience: 1,269,297 visitors per month online
USA Today Travel—Audience: 18,116,300 vpm, Pakistan
Baptists Today— Circulation: 10,000
South Bend Tribune—Circulation: 62,482
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—Circulation: 181,058
Washington Post blog—Audience: 7,107,600 vpm
Washington Times—Circulation: 57,701
Cleveland Plain Dealer—Circulation: 252,608
Sarasota Herald Tribune—Circulation: 66,352
Houston Chronicle—Circulation: 343,952; 1,964,610 vpm
The Age, Melbourne—Audience: n/a
Al Mohler blog
St. Louis Post-Dispatch—Circulation: 207,154
Mladá Fronta DNES, Prague, Czech Republic
South China Morning Post
International Herald Tribune, France
El Mundo, Madrid, Spain
Il Messaggero, Rome, Italy
Western Recorder, Louisville
Unsere Kirche, Bielefeld, Germany.
The Guardian, London
Baptist Bulletin, Schaumburg, Illinois
NRB Today e-news
Die Welt, Berlin, Germany
Sky News, Sydney, Australia.
The Detroit News—Circulation: 146,962
Irish Independent
Daily Mail, London
The Jewish Chronicle, London
The Press, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Miami Herald—Circulation: 151,612
O Barriga Verde, Brazil
Haaretz, Israel—Audience: 5,481,100 vpm
Stavanger Aftenblad, Norway
Der Standard, Vienna, Austria
Dakota Voice
Profile, Kiev, Ukraine
Salt Lake Tribune—Circulation: 109,703; 709,943 vpm
Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Zurich, Switzerland

B. After December 1 and 2:

ABC-TV World News with Diane Sawyer
The Economist (UK)—Circulation: 813,240—Audience: 22,402,700 vpm
WCPO-TV, Channel 9, ABC Cincinnati
WFPL-FM, 89.3, NPR
Louisville Courier Journal—Circulation: 159,275
Lexington Herald Leader—Circulation: 91,518—Audience: 2,806 vpm
Dayton Daily News, Ohio—Circulation: 95,365
AFR/—Audience: 1,269,297 visitors per month online
Odessa American, Odessa, TX
KDAZ Radio, Albuquerque— Audience: 234,644 vpm
WDEL Radio, Delaware
Canadian Radio CBC As it Happens
BBC News Hour, London
PBS Online Need to Know
WTBN Radio, Tampa
Radio New Zealand Morning Report
Concerned Women for America Radio
Rheinische Post, Germany
Berliner Zeitung, Germany
Der Spiegel, Germany
Janet Mefferd Show—Salem Radio Network
Middletown Journal, Ohio
Attractions Management magazine

C. Before December, word was leaking out about the Ark project:

Cincinnati Business Courier—ran preliminary article Nov. 19 on Ark Encounter, based on an anonymous source
WLWT-TV, Cincinnati— Nov. 19
Cincinnati Enquirer— Nov. 19
WCPO-TV, Cincinnati— Nov. 19— Nov. 19
WCET-TV, Cincinnati— Nov. 19
WLW Radio, Cincinnati— Nov. 19
WHAS Radio, Louisville, Kentucky— Nov. 19— Nov. 19, audience: 38,700,500 vpm— Nov. 19; audience: 22,402,700 vpm
WSCH-FM, Lawrenceburg, Ind.— Nov. 19
Grant County newspaper, Kentucky— Nov. 19

D. On November 30 and December 1, we sent a media alert indicating that a major announcement would be made December 1 about AiG’s next major project; media outlets that covered this impending announcement included the following:—Audience: 2,924,370 vpm—Audience: 18,116,300 vpm
Cincinnati Enquirer—Circulation: 172,536;
Louisville Courier-Journal—Circulation: 159,275
WLWT-TV, Cincinnati
WLEX-TV, NBC Ch. 18, Lexington
Fox-19 TV, Cincinnati—Audience:8,791,340 vpm
West Kentucky Star, Paducah, KY
WKRN-TV, Channel 2, ABC, Nashville, TN
Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas
The Republic, Columbus, Indiana
Lexington Herald Leader (KY)—Circulation: 91,518
WDRB-TV, Channel 41, Fox, Louisville—Audience: 6,664,220 vpm

If you want to see a list of much of the media to date with web links just dealing with the Ark Encounter, then go to this website.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,