List of newspapers in the United States

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This is a list of newspapers printed and distributed in the United States.

As of 2014, the United States had 1,331 daily newspapers.[1]

Top 25 newspapers by circulation, late 2012 through early 2013

The following is a list of the top 25 newspapers in the United States by weekday circulation, for the period from October 2012 to March 2013, as compiled by the Alliance for Audited Media.[2] As described in its re-presentation, in part, by the Huffington Post, "the figures include digital editions such as those on tablet computers or restricted websites as well as branded editions, which include regional editions or those tailored for commuters."[3]

Rank Newspaper Primary
or district
Total average
Owner Nameplate
1 The Wall Street Journal New York 2,378,827 News Corp     The Wall Street Journal.svg    
2 The New York Times New York City New York 1,865,318 The New York Times Company     NewYorkTimes.svg
3 USA Today Virginia 1,674,306 Gannett Company     USA Today 2012logo.svg
4 Los Angeles Times Los Angeles California 653,868 Patrick Soon-Shiong     Los Angeles Times logo.svg
5 The Mercury News San Jose California 527,568 Digital First Media     The Mercury News (2018-01-24).svg
6 New York Daily News New York City New York 516,165 Tronc     New York Daily News.svg
7 New York Post New York City New York 500,521 News Corp     New York Post.svg
8 The Washington Post Washington District of Columbia 474,767 Nash Holdings     The Logo of The Washington Post Newspaper.svg
9 Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Illinois 470,548 Wrapports     Chicago suntimes logo18.png
10 The Denver Post Denver Colorado 416,676 Digital First Media     The Denver Post.svg
11 Chicago Tribune Chicago Illinois 414,930 Tronc     Chicago Tribune Logo.svg
12 The Dallas Morning News Dallas Texas 409,265     A. H. Belo Corporation
13 Newsday Long Island New York 377,744 Patrick and Charles Dolan; Altice USA     Newsday.svg
14 Houston Chronicle Houston Texas 360,251 Hearst Corporation     Houston Chronicle Logo 2016.svg
15 Orange County Register Santa Ana California 356,165 Digital First Media
16 The Star-Ledger Newark New Jersey 340,778 Advance Publications     The Star-Legder.svg
17 Tampa Bay Times Tampa Florida 340,260 Times Publishing Company     Tampa Bay Times 2016.svg
18 The Plain Dealer Cleveland Ohio 311,605 Advance Publications     The Plain Dealer (2007-08-08).svg
19 The Philadelphia Inquirer Philadelphia Pennsylvania 306,831 Philadelphia Media Network     The Philadelphia Inquirer 2016.svg
20 Star Tribune Minneapolis Minnesota 301,345 Glen Taylor     Star Tribune Logo.svg
21 The Arizona Republic Phoenix Arizona 293,640 Gannett Company     Arizona Republic 2016.svg
22 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Honolulu Hawaii 268,244 Black Press Group     Honolulu Star Advertiser.svg
23 Las Vegas Review-Journal Las Vegas Nevada 252,047 Sheldon Adelson     Las-vegas-review-journal-logo.png
24 The San Diego Union-Tribune San Diego California 250,678 Patrick Soon-Shiong     The San Diego Union-Tribune.svg
25 The Boston Globe Boston Massachusetts 245,572 John W. Henry     The Boston Globe.svg

Longest running

By state and territory

List of lists of newspapers:

Other lists of U.S. newspapers

By specialty

By language


See also


  1. ^ "Newspaper Circulation Volume". Newspaper Association of America. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Top 25 U.S. Newspapers for March 2013 | Alliance for Audited Media". Archived from the original on 2015-10-16. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  3. ^ The Associated Press (2013-04-30). "Top 10 Newspapers By Circulation: Wall Street Journal Leads Weekday Circulation". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ About Us", Press-Republican. Originally published as the Plattsburgh Republican, then became the Press-Republican after a merger on October 5, 1942.
  5. ^ "Prospectus for the Columbus Enquirer, January 1828 | TSLAC". Retrieved 2018-01-18. 


  • List of US Newspapers & All Other Media
  • Alliance for Audited Media Research & Data
  • BurrellesLuce Top Media Outlets list
  • Top 100 US Newspapers Listed by Circulation at
  • U.S. Newspapers Currently Received at the Library of Congress

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