Top 10 U.S. Newspapers by Circulation
Updated July 2021.
The following is a list of the largest daily US newspapers in order of circulation.
1. The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation with more than 2.2 million subscribers. Building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news, the Journal has expanded its core content offering in recent years to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, real estate, sports and personal health.
2. The New York Times
The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. For more than 150 years, Times readers have expected their newspaper to provide the most thorough and uncompromising coverage in the world. The Times has won more Pulitzer prizes than any other news organization and remains No. 1 in overall reach of U.S. opinion leaders. The company includes The New York Times, International New York Times, NYTimes.com, INYT.com and related properties.
3. USA Today
USA TODAY and USATODAY.com reach a combined seven million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 21 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc.
4. The Washington Post
The Washington Post provides award-winning news and understanding about the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world’s seat of power, and is a critical tool and information source for those who call Washington, D.C. home. In digital form, The Washington Post combines its world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools, and encourages participation and customization across all platforms so readers can engage with The Washington Post anytime, anywhere.
5. Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.4 million and 2.5 million on Sunday, more than 22 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.1 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 133 years.
6. Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is the winner of 13 Pulitzer Prizes and widely known as Florida’s Best Newspaper. The Times and its portfolio of products are independently owned and operated by the Times Publishing Company based in St. Petersburg, FL.
7. New York Post
Your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.
8. Chicago Tribune
Founded in 1847, Chicago Tribune is the flagship publication of the Chicago Tribune Media Group. Considered an industry leader in journalism, Chicago Tribune Media Group has grown into a multi-product, multi-channel news and information.
9. Star Tribune
Minnesota’s top choice for news, features, photos and video.
Breaking News, data and opinions in business, sports, entertainment, travel, lifestyle, plus much more. Newsday.com is the leading news source for Long Island and NYC.