Newspapers have been an important factor in how many individuals and households received local or world news in their own home for decades, but now they’re a lot less sought after by many because of the prevalence of options like social media, television news, and websites for these same sources that make newspapers. That doesn’t mean that this method of knowledge isn’t entirely extinct, in fact there are still thousands to millions of papers being distributed daily or weekly in the United States. What ones are most popular nowadays? Here are the 5 popular newspapers in the USA according to circulation numbers for each outlet.
Coming up top on this list is the newspaper most widely distributed to all 50 US states as well as a few other countries, the paper known as USA Today. This only one of two official newspapers in the USA that reaches over one million in numbers for its circulation. Officially, this source hits 1-2 million regularly.
The Wall Street Journal
Second off is The Wall Street Journal. This paper has particular claim to fame that gets it so many reads is that The Wall Street Journal delves into finance and economy knowledge or updates more so than most other sources really have or will. The main thing that limits this in numbers is that it’s only distributed in certain states.
The New York Times (and New York Post)
Yes, that’s two different publications. The reason these are combined is because they’re both similar in news and distribution as well as numbers. This is probably because of how many individuals live in New York especially places like New York City that would boost these papers up in ranking overall.
Los Angeles Times
Another news source that likely has the population of its distribution area to thank for the higher circulation count is the Los Angeles Times, which comes in fourth today on our list of some popular USA newspapers. L.A. Times capitalizes on giving news to the largely populated town of Los Angeles in California, and some surroundings.
The Washington Post
Getting down to number five, our last of today’s list, we get to The Washington Post. This newspaper is specifically focused on the US’s capitol city: Washington, D.C.. And it’s because of that which makes this publication gain hundreds of thousands of reads in circulation which puts it higher up on the popularity list in the USA.
From these newspapers on out the numbers for popularity stay a lot more of the same, still in the thousands but many papers being similarly crowded around 200 to 250 thousand. Obviously, if you consider the millions that live in the United States as a whole it’s a bit more clear that the majority of the population either doesn’t pay attention to news or finds other ways to learn what’s going on in the world and stay in the loop (mainly being television news for many households). But these newspapers in the US are still capable of and continuing to pull in collective millions of readers for the nostalgia and experience of an item like this.