Top 15 U.S. Newspapers by Circulation
Updated July 2018
The following is a list of the largest daily US newspapers in order of circulation.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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. Houston Chronicle
The Houston Chronicle was founded in 1901 and was acquired by Hearst in 1987. In addition to delivering in-depth coverage of local issues, the Houston Chronicle is committed to covering state, national and international news. In addition to the Houston Chronicle‘s 825,000 daily readers and 1.4 million readers on Sunday, Chron.com, is widely regarded as one of the top newspaper websites and averages nearly 95 million page views and 15 million unique visitors each month.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. New York Post
Your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.
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.
10. The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times is a locally-owned, private, independent news source. We’re known for our comprehensive local coverage that creates conversation within the Seattle community, throughout the nation and around the globe.
11. Boston Globe
The Boston Globe is the leading newspaper in New England, with news, sports, lifestyle features, and arts and entertainment news.
12. New York Daily News
Breaking news, entertainment, sports and more. Winner of 10 Pulitzer Prizes.
13. The Dallas Morning News
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14. Tampa Bay Times
Founded in 1884 as the West Hillsborough Times, the Tampa Bay Times is Florida’s largest newspaper. It has chronicled the Tampa Bay region’s growth with outstanding journalism, winning 10 Pulitzers and numerous other awards along the way.
15. The Denver Post
For over 120 years, The Denver Post has been Colorado’s media leader. Adapting to the changing media market, The Post has transformed itself from a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper into a multimedia news and information source that includes Colorado’s number one network of websites, niche publications, custom printing, e-newsletters, a host of daily blogs and forums, social media networking and customized content to meet the specific needs of its readers and advertisers.