Print Media has a crucial role in delivering news and information to the public at large in each and every part of the world. The trust print media has gained from the readers is depicting the importance of them in the world today, where fake news, rumours spread like a virus on the internet. Print media has a great history from ancient times when information was transmitted through letters and written notices. Newspapers are the organ of the trusted and genuine news body. Newspapers assure the news are printed through a valid source and are true. Unlike internet and digital media news , where information or news shared may not be genuine and contain a fake affair, Newspaper ensures that the information shared with the readers shall be rumours free and contain the factual data. This article will let you know some of the top 10 popular english newspapers In the U.S.A.

In this digital world and social media generation, Newspapers still hold a significant position in the information and news industry, due to the trust it has built in the reader’s mind.

Table of Content

  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Washington Post
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Daily News
  • News Today
  • Star Tribune
  • Chicago Tribune

Top 10 English Newspapers In the USA

1. The Wall Street Journal

 The Wall Street Journal

Who has not heard Wall Street’s name? One of the well known and biggest stock market streets in the world. It was founded in 1889 in the USA and headquartered in New York. It offers news and information in the English language and is owned by News Corp. The journal shares a wide range of information and articles on various genres including, lifestyle, real estate, sports, international markets, finance and a lot more related topics. The Journal has its own official website to read the news and information in digital format and enjoys other ancillary service of the website. The Journal is published six days a week and is one of the most read journals in the USA.

2. New York Times

“All the News That’s Fit to Print”

New York Times

Another top newspaper in the USA, New York times was started in 1851 in New York City, USA. It is owned by New York Times Company and founded by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones.  It offers news / information in the English Language. The company operates with a mission to educate the readers and society with high quality content of news and information.

It has won many awards in the industry for its best service of news and information. It ranked third in the USA and 17th in the world in terms of print. The New York Times also awards the best institutions, organisations, firms, and businesses for their business and creates a list of the best.

3. USA Today

“To serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one Nation”

USA Today

USA Today was started in 1982 in Virginia and owned by Gannett. It is one of the best english newspapers in the USA which offers news and information to 7 million daily readers. The newspaper offers brief stories, market updates, international affairs, culture, along with pictures and caricatures. Earlier the newspaper was published in black and white print but in 1984 the newspaper was started printing in colourful text and images. Apart from the newspaper a sports weekly magazine is also published by the group as USA today Sports Weekly. An attempt was also made to bring the newspaper on television but was not launched.

4. The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The Washington Post newspaper is among the most read newspapers in the USA. In 2024 it ranked at third as the largest daily newspaper in circulation with average daily circulation of 139.23 thousand newspapers. It is owned by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Inc. It was founded in 1877 and has a headquarters in 

California.The newspaper has 20 foreign bureaus. The newspaper has won the Pulitzer Prize 65 times in 2020. ALong with this, it has also won 368 White House News Photographers Association awards and 18 Nieman Fellowships.

The Post has gone to many hands from its foundation as it was sold to many owners. 

5. Houston Chronicle 

Houston Chronicle 

Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper published in the English language and was started in 1901. It is owned by Hearst Communications and one of the largest newspapers in circulation in the USA.  Houston has an average of 125 million page views per month and 1.5 readers on Sundays. It has a revenue of $10 billion employing more than 2000 people. Houston has been awarded with too many recognition and awards for its work in the field along with Pulitzer Prize in 2015 and 2022. It also serves as a “Newspaper of the record” of Houston. The first edition was started in Oct 1901, when it was sold for 2 cents for each copy. In the very first month it has circulated 4378 copies covering 10% of the population of Houston.

6. Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Founded in 1881, Los Angeles Times is the 4th most read newspaper and 6th largest newspaper by circulation in the USA owned by Los Angeles Times Communications LLC. The newspaper has won 40 Pulitzer Prizes In 2022, it has around 118.76 thousand of average daily circulation. The newspaper has gone through a series of ownership changes and controversies. Currently, the newspaper is located near Los Angeles International Airport. It has a famous feature of “Column One” that appears on the front page of the paper. In 1996, it also started the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The first edition was started in Dec 1881 in the Mirror printing plant.

It has more than 105000 digital circulation in 2018 which is increasing each year. The newspaper came under many controversies due to some news published in the paper and decision to drop the weekday edition of the comic.

7. New York Daily News 

New York Daily News 

New York Daily News is officially titled as Daily News was founded in 1919 by Joseph Medill Patterson. It is the 11th highest circulated newspaper in 2019. It was the first daily newspaper in tabloid format. The paper is currently headquartered at Lower Manhattan and owned by Mortimer Manhattan. Daily news has won Pulitzer prizes in different years in 2007,2017 and 1998. It is owned by parent company Tribune Publishing. It focuses on deep sourcing and doorstep reporting”. In the initial years, the newspaper was not so successful. The paper circulation dropped significantly in mid 1919. But the tabloid format idea of the publisher helped to overcome this drop and the readers of the newspaper increased steadily. In 1947, the circulation was massive with 2.4 million circulation daily and 4.7 million on Sunday. It carries a tagline “New York’s Picture Newspaper” as it covers the major daily news of New York.

8. NewsDay

Newsday, Your Eye on LI”


Founded in 1940 Newsday is among the most popular newspapers in the USA. In 2019, it was the 8th highest circulation newspaper in the USA. The Newsday is owned by Newsday Media and has a headquarter at Melville, New York. In 2023, it had 86.85 thousands of average daily circulation.  It has won 19 Pulitzer Prizes. The newspaper also publishes a Sunday circulation which has major readers in the USA. In 2024, Newsday launched Newsday TV to allow readers to watch the news and information on the TV and on online platforms.

Paper has an average circulation of 97182 and 495000 on sunday.

9. Star Tribune

Star Tribune

It is the largest newspaper in Minnesota and was founded in 1867 owned by Star tribune Media Company LLC. It offers news in five different sections divided into local news, business, sports, main news and other varieties. Weekly special sections include taste, fashion, travel , science and health. Star Tribune has won 3 Pulitzer Prizes. Star was among the top newspapers in Mar 2023 with average circulation of  91.92 thousands. It is the sixth largest newspaper in the USA by circulation. Steve Grove is the current publisher of the newspaper with Rene Sanchez as an editor.

In the initial time, the newspaper was named as Minneapolis Tribune and was one of the competitors of Minneapolis daily Star. Later on both the newspapers were consolidated and the name was changed to Tribune published in the morning and Star published in the evening. In 1982 they were merged and renamed as Star Tribune. 

10. Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Another top and largest Newspaper in the USA which was founded in 1847 and was founded by James Kelly, John E Wheeler and Joseph K.C. The newspaper is owned by Tribune Publishing. In 2022 it was the 7th highest circulation newspaper in America and in Mar 2023 it reported an average circulation of 82.19 thousand newspapers. Chicago Tribune has gone through many ownership hands and editorship in the initial years of the newspaper. Currently Mitch Pugh is the executive chief of the newspaper appointed in 2021. From the inception till date the newspaper has brought many changes to the size, colour and print of the newspaper. In 2010, the newspaper size was increased which later became the industry standard size. In 2018, the newspaper took down its website from many European countries due to GDPR.

Conclusion: These are the top 10 English Newspapers in the USA that are operating at the highest circulation numbers and readers. Almost all of the newspaper was founded a long years back and has a strong history of recognition and awards. Though there are some other English newspapers as well in the USA that are also significant and popular among the readers and people of the USA, these 10 have been most circulated and read in the recent years.