The Top 10 Georgia Daily Newspapers by Circulation

The first newspaper ever founded in Georgia, the Augusta Chronicle, came into being in 1785 as the Augusta Gazette and is still published to this day.

Updated February 2020


  • 1. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    The ACJ is the result of a merger between the Atlanta Journal (founded 1883) and The Constitution (founded 1869) in 2001, and is published by Cox Enterprises. Its main officers are located in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody.
  • 2. Gwinnett Daily Post
    Published in Gwinnett Co. and founded in 1995, the Daily Post is published Wednesday-Sunday (excluding Saturdays).
  • 3. Gainesville Times
    The Times is published in Gainesville and serves Hall County and northeast Georgia. It was founded in 1947.
  • 4. Savannah Morning News
    Published by Gannett and serving Savannah and the surrounding metropolitan area, along with areas in South Carolina.
  • 5. Augusta Chronicle
    Founded in 1785 as the Augusta Gazette, the Chronicle is one of the oldest continuously publishing newspapers in the U.S. It’s owned by Gannett.
  • 6. The Telegraph (Macon)
    Covering middle Georgia and founded in 1826, The Telegraph is published by The McClatchy Co.
  • 7. The Brunswick News
    Founded in 1902, the Brunswick News serves southeast Georgia.
  • 8. Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    Founded in 1828 and published in Columbus, the Ledger-Enquirer has won two Pulitzer Prizes.
  • 9. Albany Herald
    Serving Albany and southwest Georgia, the Herald was founded in 1891.
  • 10. Athens Banner-Herald
    Published by Gannett and founded in 1832, the Banner-Herald is the result of a merger between the Athens Daily News and Banner-Herald.

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

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