Since the 1950s the newspaper market has been in decline in Belgium.[1] The number of national daily newspapers in the country was 50 in 1950,[1] whereas it was 30 in 1965.[2] The number became 33 in 1980.[1] There were 32 newspapers in the country in 1995.[3] It was 23 in 2000.[1]

Below is a partial list of newspapers published in Belgium:

Daily newspapers

Newspaper Language Owner Website Av. dist. (2011)[4]
Het Belang van Limburg Dutch Concentra 100,113    
Gazet van Antwerpen Dutch Concentra 101,559    
Het Laatste Nieuws Dutch De Persgroep 288,898    
Metro Dutch Mass Transit Media 130,968    
De Morgen Dutch De Persgroep 55,870    
Het Nieuwsblad (incl. De Gentenaar) Dutch Corelio 264,961    
De Standaard Dutch Corelio 95,746    
De Tijd Dutch Mediafin 37,720    
The Brussels Times English The Brussels Times NA    
Brussels Morning Newspaper English Brussels Morning Newspaper NA    
L'Avenir French Tecteo 94,118    
La Libre Belgique French Groupe IPM 42,410    
La Dernière Heure French Groupe IPM 62,427    
L'Echo French Mediafin 17,170    
Metro French Mass Transit Media 116,022    
Le Soir French Rossel et Cie 82,044    
SudPresse newspapers* French Rossel et Cie 115,853    
Grenz-Echo German Grenz-Echo Verlag 12,079    

* — La Capitale, La Meuse, La Nouvelle Gazette, La Province and Nord Eclair

Other newspapers

Dutch language

English language newspapers

Media groups in Belgium


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  2. ^ Pippa Norris (Fall 2000). "Chapter 4 The Decline of Newspapers?". A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Post-Industrial Societies (PDF). New York: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ^ J.L. Alverez; et al. (December 1999). "The Management Publishing Industry in Europe" (PDF). University of Navarra Discussion Papers (99/4). Archived from the original on June 30, 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2015.((cite journal)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Openbare Resultaten". CIM. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
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