The Top 10 Arizona Daily Newspapers by Circulation

The first newspaper in Arizona was published in 1859, with the state currently hosting 13 daily newspapers and several dozen weeklies.

Updated February 2020

  • 1. The Arizona Republic
    Published in Phoenix by Gannett, the Republic was founded in 1890 as The Arizona Republican. Its staff have been Pulitzer Prize finalists several times.
  • 2. Arizona Daily Star
    Published by Lee Enterprises in Tucson, the Daily Star serves much of southern Arizona.
  • 3. Yuma Sun
    Founded in 1896 as the Arizona Sentinel, in 1911 it merged with the Yuma Examiner to become the Arizona Sentinel and Yuma Weekly Examiner. It became the Yuma Sun in 2009.
  • 4. The Daily Courier
    The Daily Courier serves Yavapai County and has published continuously since 1882.
  • 5. Arizona Daily Independent
    The Arizona Daily Independent is based in Oro Valley and produces original reporting serving the entire state of Arizona.
  • 6. Mohave Valley Daily News
    Published in Bullhead City, Arizona and founded in 1964.
  • 7. Arizona Daily Sun
    Published six days a week, the Arizona Daily Sun is based in Flagstaff and owned by Lee Enterprises.
  • 8. The Kingman Daily Miner
    Based in Kingman, Arizona and published by Western News & Info.
  • 9. Casa Grande Dispatch
    The Dispatch is published three days a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) and is Pinal County’s largest paid newspaper. It has been published by Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. since 1963.
  • 10. The Daily Territorial
    Published five times per week from Monday to Friday, the Territorial is Pima County’s paper of record and is published by Wick Communications.

Newspaper circulations and rankings are determined by Fullintel’s media intelligence analysts in combination with data supplied by LexisNexis.

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