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A girl holding a copy of The Washington Post, reporting the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 21, 1969.

There are many newspapers printed and distributed in the United States.

As of 2018, the United States had 1,279[1] daily newspapers.[2]

Top 10 newspapers by circulation

The following is a list of the top 10 newspapers in the United States by average weekday paid circulation in 2019.[3]

Newspaper Primary service area Headquarters Circulation Owner Nameplate
USA Today National McLean, Virginia 1,621,091 Gannett Company
The Wall Street Journal New York metropolitan area New York City 1,011,200 News Corp
The New York Times New York metropolitan area New York City 483,701 The New York Times Company
New York Post New York metropolitan area New York City 426,129 News Corp
Los Angeles Times Los Angeles metropolitan area El Segundo, California 417,936 Nant Capital
The Washington Post Washington metropolitan area Washington, D.C. 254,379 Nash Holdings
Star Tribune Twin Cities (Minneapolis–Saint Paul) Minneapolis, Minnesota 251,822 Star Tribune Media Company
Newsday Long Island, New York Melville, New York 251,473 Newsday Media Group
Chicago Tribune Chicago metropolitan area Chicago, Illinois 238,103 Tribune Publishing Company
The Boston Globe Boston metropolitan area Boston, Massachusetts 230,756 Boston Globe Media Partners

Longest-running newspapers

United States newspapers by state and territory

List of lists of newspapers:

Other lists of U.S. newspapers

By specialty

By language


See also


  1. ^ Watson, Amy. "Number of daily newspapers in the U.S. 1970-2018".
  2. ^ "Newspaper Circulation Volume". Newspaper Association of America. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Top 10 U.S. Daily Newspapers". Cision. January 4, 2019. Archived from the original on July 22, 2019. Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  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.
  6. ^ "Taunton Daily Gazette (Taunton [Mass.]) 1848-Current". Retrieved 2022-11-19.