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The Nation's Top 100 Newspapers

Here are the nation's largest newspapers based on circulation with links to their websites. Nearly every newspaper has seen circulation decline over the past few years due to the Internet.

Publication Name Parent Company City Frequency Largest Weekday Circulation  

1. The Wall Street Journal Dow Jones & Co. Inc. New York, NY (M-S) 2,061,142
2. USA Today Gannett Company Inc. Washington, DC (M-F) 1,830,594
3. New York Times New York Times Company New York, NY Sun 876,638  
4. Los Angeles Times Tribune Publishing Company Los Angeles, CA Sun 600,449  
5. The Washington Post Washington Post Co. Washington, DC Sun 545,345  
6. New York Daily News New York Daily News New York, NY Sun 512,520  
7. New York Post News Corp. New York, NY Sun 501,501  
8. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa/Times/The Oakland Tribune Media News Group San Jose, CA Sun 477,592  
9. Chicago Tribune Tribune Corp. Chicago, IL Sun 465,892  
10. Houston Chronicle Hearst Newspapers Houston, TX Sun 343,952  
11. Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News Philadelphia Media Holdings Philadelphia, PA Sun 342,361  
12. Newsday Cablevision Melville, NY Sun 314,848  
13. Denver Post Media Group Denver, CO Sun 309.893  
14. The Arizona Republic Gannett Phoenix, AZ Sun 308,973  
15. Minneapolis Star Tribune Star Tribune Co. Minneapolis, MN

Sun 297,478  
16. Dallas Morning News Belo Corp. Dallas, TX Sun 264,459  
17. The Plain Dealer Advance Publications Cleveland, OH Sun 252,608  
18. The Seattle Times Seattle Times Co. Seattle, WA Sun 251,697  
19. Chicago Sun-Times Sun-Times Media Group Chicago, IL Sun 250,747  
20. The Detroit Free Press

Gannett Co. Detroit, MI Sun 245,326  
21. St. Petersburg Times Times Publishing Co. St. Petersburg, FL Sun 239,684  
22. Portland Oregonian Advance Publications Portland, OR Sun 239,071  
23. The San Diego Union Tribune

Platinum Equity San Diego, CA Sun 224,761  
24. San Francisco Chronicle

Hearst Corp. San Francisco, CA Sun 223,549  
25. The Newark Star-Ledger Advance Publishing Co. Newark, NJ Sun 223,037  
26. Boston Globe NY Times Corp. Boston, MA Sun 222,683  
27. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Lee Enterprises St. Louis, MO Sun 207,145  
28. Kansas City Star McClatchy Co. Kansas City, MO Sun 206,441  
29. The Sacramento Bee McClatchy Co. Sacramento, CA Sun 205,531  
30. St. Paul Pioneer Press MediaNews Group St. Paul, MN Sun 185,736  
31. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Journal Communications Milwaukee, WI Sun 183,636  
32. Indianapolis Star Gannett Co. Indianapolis, IN Sun 182,933  
33. Orange County Register Freedom Communications Santa Ana, CA Sun 182,391  
34. Atlanta Journal Constitution Tribune Co. Baltimore, MD Sun 186,639  
35. El Nuevo Dia Grupo Ferre-Rangel Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Sun 181,131  
36. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Block Communications Pittsburgh, PA Sun 181,058  
37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Tribune-Review Publishing Co. Pittsburgh, PA Sun 179,695  
38. The Baltimore Sun Tribune Co. Baltimore, MD Sun 178,455  
39. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette WEHCO Media Little Rock, AR Sun 177,633  
40. Orlando Sentinel Tribune Company Orlando, FL Sun 172,271  
41. The Buffalo News Berkshire Hathaway Buffalo, NY Sun 160,316  
42. Louisville Courier Journal Gannett Co. Louisville, KY Sun 159,275  
43. Cincinnati Enquirer Gannett Co. Cincinnati, OH Sun 157,574  
44. Virginian-Pilot Landmark Media Enterprises Norfolk, VA Sun 156,968  
45. The Charlotte Observer McClatchy Co. Charlotte, NC Sun 155,995  
46. Fort Worth Star-Telegram McClatchy Co. Fort Worth, TX Sun 153,546  
47. The Miami Herald McClatchy Co. Miami, FL Sun 151,612  
48. Las Vegas Review-Journal Stephens Media Las Vegas, NV Sun 150,403  
49. South Florida Sun-Sentinel Tribune Co. Ft. Lauderdale, FL Sun 149,892  
50. The Columbus Dispatch Dispatch Printing Co. Columbus, OH Sun 149,420  


Source: Audit Bureau of Circulation for the six-month period ending September 30, 2010

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