Newspaper blogs beats newspaper news…

The number of visitors to the blog pages of the top 10 online newspapers grew 210% in the past year, far outpacing growth to the parent sites.

NetRatings Inc. NTRT found that while the unique audience to online newspapers grew by 9% in 2006 where as the number of visitors to blog pages at the top newspapers grew at 13% of the parent sites’ total traffic.

Here are the most popular online newspaper blogs and links to their pages with their estimated December audiences.