Top 15 U.S. newspaper companies by circulation*

By: Editorial Staff

Daily No. of
circulation dailies
1.Gannett Co. Inc. 5,994,34774
2.Knight Ridder 3,871,56333
3.Newhouse Newspapers2,780,84823
4.Times Mirror Co.2,370,788 9
5.Dow Jones & Co. Inc.2,311,96620
6.The New York Times Co.2,252,61020
7.MediaNews Group1,827,79151
8.E.W. Scripps Co.1,330,13520
9. Hearst Newspapers1,318,59412
10.The McClatchy Co.1,311,20811
11.Tribune Co.1,264,4174
12.Cox Enterprises Inc.1,120,94116
13.Thomson Newspapers Inc.1,031,49550
14.Freedom Communications Inc.959,51628
15.A.H. Belo Corp.895,5387

Daily No. of
circulation dailies
1.Gannett Co. Inc.6,109,22392
2.Knight Ridder3,669,58031
3.Newhouse Newspapers2,910,01226
4.Times Mirror Co.2,514,298 10
5.Dow Jones & Co. Inc.2,334,69620
6.The New York Times Co.2,309,59420
7.Thomson Newspapers Inc.1,707,44983
8.Hearst Newspapers1,352,59412
9.Cox Enterprises Inc.1,325,35220
10.Tribune Co.1,297,8244
11.E.W. Scripps Co.1,260,61017
12.Hollinger International1,196,180108
13.McClatchy Newspapers973,27913
14.Freedom Newspapers Inc.961,43627
15.MediaNews Group878,67818

Daily No. of
circulation dailies
1.Gannett Co. Inc.5,943,79282
2.Knight Ridder Inc.3,864,79028
3.Newhouse Newspapers3,033,68526
4.Times Mirror Co.2,835,563 9
5.Tribune Co.2,515,8619
6.Dow Jones & Co. Inc.2,433,10924
7.Thomson Newspapers Inc.2,210,644125
8.The New York Times Co.1,961,42825
9.Scripps Howard1,585,58321
10.Cox Enterprises Inc.1,293,50116
11.Hearst Newspapers1,210,69912
12.Media News1,196,56721
13.Freedom Newspapers Inc.955,88527
14.The WashingtonPost Co.834,8242
15.Central Newspapers Inc.803,6547
* Average for six months ended Sept. 30 of each year
Sources: Newspaper Association of America; Morton Research Inc.; Lynch, Jones & Ryan; Editor & Publisher; and Audit Bureau of Circulations

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