Newspapers are one of the oldest means of mass media. Newspapers have a number of advantages over the other mass media types. The most important advantage is that they can be read by almost everyone in any location or condition. Also you can have more information on a story from a local newspaper than other forms of media such as the TV. The following are the top 10 newspapers in the U.S listed as per its circulation.
A national American Newspaper published by Garnett Company, USA Today was founded by Allen ‘AL’ Neuharth. The paper has the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States averaging over 2.11 million copies every weekday. It comes second worldwide in terms of English-language broadsheets, behind only the 3.14 million daily paid copies of The Times of India.
An English language international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, the Wall Street Journal has Asian and European editions as well. Until November 2003 it was the largest circulation newspaper in the U.S after which it was surpassed by USA Today.
Founded in 1851 and published in New York City, The New York Times is a daily newspaper. The Newspaper is owned by the New York Times Company which publishes a lot of other newspapers also such as The Boston Globe and The International Herald Tribune.
The Los Angeles Times, also called the LA Times is a daily newspaper distributed throughout Western United States. The paper is published in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1881, it is the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in the U.S and the fourth-most widely distributed newspaper here.
A newspaper with the largest circulation in Washington D.C, The Washington Post is the city’s oldest paper, founded in 1877. The paper gives emphasis to international affairs and national politics as it is released from the nation’s capital.
6. New York Daily News
This is also a leading daily newspaper in the U.S with a daily circulation of 632,595, as of June, 2009. Founded in 1919, it is the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid form. The paper has won ten Pulitzer prizes.
A flagship publication of the Tribune Company, the Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois. Originally called as the “World’s Greatest Newspaper”, it still is one among the most popular newspapers of the Great Lakes region and Chicago Metropolitan area.
The 13th oldest newspaper published in the U.S, The New York Post is generally considered to be the oldest paper to have been published as a daily continuously. However labor actions have periodically interrupted its release.
Newsday is a daily American Newspaper which is sold throughout the New York metropolitan area. However this tabloid-size newspaper primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens. The headquarters of the newspaper is in Melville, New York on Long Island.
The largest daily newspaper in Texas, USA, The Houston Chronicle is the ninth-largest newspaper by circulation in the United States as of March 2008. The major competitors of this newspaper are located in Dallas-Fort Worth. The paper’s long time rival was the Houston Post which is no longer released. The Houston Chronicle is one among the largest daily papers and it is owned and operated by a multinational media conglomerate namely Hearst Corporation.