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This is a list of newspapers in Virginia.

Daily, weekly and other newspapers (currently published)

Title Locale Year est. Occurrence Company Notes
Alexandria Gazette Packet Alexandria Weekly
Alexandria Times Alexandria 2005 Weekly
Altavista Journal[1] Altavista 1909 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
Amelia Bulletin Monitor Amelia Court House 1973 Weekly
Amherst New Era-Progress Amherst Weekly
Arlington Sun Gazette Arlington Weekly
Bedford Bulletin Bedford Weekly Landmark Media Enterprises
Bland County Messenger Bland County Weekly
Bristol Herald Courier Bristol Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Brunswick Times-Gazette[4] Lawrenceville 1894 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2] Other
CentreView Centreville Weekly
The Central Virginian Louisa Weekly
Clinch Valley News Tazewell Weekly
Connection Newspapers multiple editions including Arlington, Burke, Great Falls, McLean, Mount Vernon, Reston, Springfield Weekly (Website)
El Comercio Woodbridge Weekly
Courier-Record Blackstone Weekly
Culpeper Star-Exponent Culpeper Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Daily News-Record Harrisonburg Daily
Daily Press[5] Newport News 1896 Daily Tribune Publishing[6]
Daily Progress Charlottesville 1892 Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Danville Register & Bee Danville Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Dinwiddie Monitor[7] Emporia Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
El Eco de Virginia Norfolk Weekly Spanish language newspaper
Washington Hispanic Arlington Weekly Spanish language newspaper
Fairfax Sun-Gazette Fairfax Weekly
Fairfax Times Fairfax County 1965 Weekly
Falls Church News Press Falls Church 1991 Weekly
Farmville Herald Farmville 1890 Twice weekly published twice weekly
Flagship News Norfolk Weekly Landmark Media Enterprises military newspaper serving the Hampton Roads area
Floyd Press Floyd Weekly
Free Lance–Star Fredericksburg Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Galax Gazette Galax Weekly Landmark Media Enterprises
Glo-Quips Gloucester Nondaily
Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal Gloucester 1937 Weekly
Greene County Record Stanardsville Weekly
Henrico Citizen Henrico County, Virginia Bi-weekly published every two weeks
Hopewell Herald–Prince George Post Hopewell 2018 Twice weekly GateHouse Media
Independent-Messenger[8] Emporia 1893 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
El Imparcial Manassas Weekly Spanish language newspaper
Inside Business[5] Norfolk Weekly Landmark Media Enterprises Business newspaper
InsideNoVa/Prince William Prince William County Weekly (Website)
Inside NoVa/North Stafford Stafford County Weekly Inside (Website)
Las Américas Newspaper Falls Church Weekly Spanish language newspaper
Loudoun Times-Mirror Ashland 1855 Weekly
Loudoun Tribune Sterling 2016 Weekly Brian Reynolds Circulation: 116K addresses by mail. Loudoun (Website)
Madison Eagle Madison 1910 Weekly
Martinsville Bulletin Martinsville 1889 Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Mount Vernon Voice Alexandria 2002 Weekly
New Journal and Guide Norfolk 1900 Weekly
News & Advance[5] Lynchburg 1986 Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
News-Gazette[5] Lexington 1801[9] Weekly The News-Gazette Corp. Began as the Rockbridge Repository 1801
News Leader Staunton 1904 Daily Gannett Company[10]
News Progress Mecklenburg County 1884 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2] (Website)
News Virginian Waynesboro Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Northern Virginia Daily Strasburg Daily Ogden Newspapers Inc.[11]
Orange County Review Orange Weekly Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Page News and Courier Page County 1911 Weekly Ogden Newspapers Inc.
Politico Arlington County 2007 Varies Capitol News Company
Powell Valley News Lee County 1920 Weekly
Powhatan Today Powhatan 1986 Weekly Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Prince George Journal[12] Emporia Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
Progress-Index Petersburg 1865 Daily GateHouse Media[13]
Purcellville Gazette Loudoun County 2004 Weekly
Radford News Journal Radford Weekly
Rappahannock News Washington Weekly
The Recorder Monterey 1877 Weekly
Richlands News-Press Richlands 1966 Weekly
Richmond Free Press Richmond 1992 Weekly
Richmond Times-Dispatch[5] Richmond 1850[14] Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Roanoke Star-Sentinel Roanoke 2007 Weekly
Roanoke Times[5] Roanoke 1886 Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[3]
Roanoke Tribune Roanoke 1939 Weekly founded by Fleming Alexander
Smithfield Times Smithfield 1920 Weekly
Smith Mountain Eagle[15] Wirtz 1985 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
Smyth County News & Messenger Marion Twice weekly published two times a week
South Hill Enterprise[16] South Hill 1906 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
Southside Messenger Keysville 2004 Weekly
Southside Sentinel Urbanna 1896 Weekly
Southwest Times Pulaski 1906 Daily
Star-Tribune Chatham 1869 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
Style Weekly Richmond 1982 Weekly Landmark Media Enterprises
Suffolk News-Herald Suffolk 1873 Daily
Sussex-Surry Dispatch Emporia Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
Tidewater News Franklin Thrice weekly published three times a week
Tidewater Review West Point Weekly Tronc, Inc.
El Tiempo Latino Arlington 1991 Weekly Spanish language newspaper
Times-Virginian[17] Appomattox 1892 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
Union Star[18] Brookneal 1906 Weekly Womack Publishing Co. Inc.[2]
USA Today Tysons Corner 1982 Daily Gannett Company National circulation; headquartered in Virginia[19]
Virginia Beach Sun[5] Virginia Beach 2012 Nondaily
Virginia Gazette Williamsburg 1930 Twice weekly Tribune Publishing published two times a week
Virginia Lawyers Weekly Richmond 1986 Weekly GateHouse Media[13]
Virginian-Pilot[5] Norfolk 1894[20] Daily Tribune Publishing
Virginian Review Covington 1914 Thrice weekly Published three times a week
La Voz Hispana de Virginia Richmond Nondaily
Washington County News Abingdon Weekly
Westmoreland News Westmoreland County 1949 Weekly
Winchester Star Winchester 1896 Daily Ogden Newspapers Inc.
Wytheville Enterprise Wythe County Weekly published two times a week
Yorktown Crier-Poquoson Post Yorktown Weekly
The Zebra[21] Alexandria 2010 Daily Online The Zebra Press LLC Print magazine monthly. (Website)

University newspapers

Defunct newspapers

Title Locale Year est. Year ceased Notes
Alexandria Expositor and the Columbian Advertiser Alexandria, District of Columbia 1802 1805 OCLC 12656722, ISSN 2574-9765 Succeeded by the Alexandria Expositor
Alexandria Gazette[22] Alexandria 1834 1974 Began as Columbian Mirror and Alexandria Gazette in 1792[20]
Broadside Fairfax 1963 2013 Former student newspaper of George Mason University succeeded by Fourth Estate
Caroline Progress[23] Bowling Green 1919 2018
Charlottesville-Albemarle Tribune[24] Charlottesville 1954 1992 Weekly, Published by Randolph L. White. African-American interest publication.
Charlottesville Tribune[25] Charlottesville 1950 unknown Weekly, Published by Roanoke Tribune. African American interest publication.
Chesterfield Observer[26] Chesterfield County 1995 2023
Circuit Catlett
Columbian Advertiser and Commercial, Mechanic, and Agricultural Gazette Alexandria, District of Columbia 1802 1802 OCLC 11551715, ISSN 2574-9757; preceded by The Times and Alexandria Advertiser
Herald-Progress[27] Ashland 1881 2018
Hook Charlottesville 2002 2013
Hopewell News Hopewell 1926 2018 Began as City and Tri-County News
King George Journal Press King George 2017
Ledger-Star Norfolk 1876[14] 1995[20] Began as Public Ledger, became Ledger-Star in 1962
News & Messenger Manassas
Northern Virginia Sun Arlington 1998
Port Folio Weekly Norfolk 1983 2009
Religious Herald Richmond 1828[22]
Richmond Chronicle Richmond 1969
Richmond News Leader Richmond 1888 1992
Richmond Whig Richmond 1824[22] Began as Constitutional Whig in 1824[20]
Roanoke Weekly Press Roanoke 1891 1892 "Roanoke City's first black newspaper"[28]
Rockingham Register[22] Harrisonburg 1822[20] 1914
Scottsville Sun Scottsville
Shenandoah Herald[22] Woodstock 1817 Began as Woodstock Herald in 1817[20]
Spectator[22] Staunton 1823[29]
The Times and Alexandria Advertiser Alexandria, District of Columbia 1797 1799 OCLC 10210698 ISSN 2574-9730
Virginian[22] Lynchburg 1809 Began as Lynchburg Press in 1809[20]
Washington Examiner Springfield
Washingtonian[22] Leesburg 1808[20]

Newspapers by locale


Virginia Journal and Alexandria Advertiser, 1784

Newspapers published in Alexandria, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Dumfries, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Fincastle, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Fredericksburg, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Leesburg, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Norfolk, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Petersburg, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Richmond, Virginia:



Newspapers published in Staunton, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Williamsburg, Virginia:


Newspapers published in Winchester, Virginia:

See also

U.S. newspapers


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