The Top 10 Maryland Daily Newspapers by Circulation

Maryland plays host to some of the oldest and most well-established newspapers in the country: The Baltimore Sun and Cecil Whig, for example, were both founded during the U.S. Abolitionist Movement (in 1837 and 1841, respectively), making both outlets nearly as old as the city of Jacksonville, Fla.

Updated November 2019

  • 1. Baltimore Sun
    The Sun is owned by Tribune Publishing and was founded in 1837. It has won 15 Pulitzer Prizes and as founded in 1837.
  • 2. The Capital
    The Capital is published in Annapolis and serves that city along with surrounding Anne Arundel County, and Kent Island. It’s published by Tribune Publishing.
  • 3. Cumberland Times-News
    The Times-News is published by Community Newspaper Holdings six days per week, and serves Cumberland and the surrounding Allegany and Garrett counties.
  • 4. The Herald-Mail
    Serving Hagerstown, Maryland and surrounding cities like Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) and Martinsburg (West Virginia), The Herald-Mail is published by GateHouse Media.
  • 5. Carroll County Times
    Published by Tribune Publishing and founded in 1911 as The Times.
  • 6. The Frederick News-Post
    Published by Ogden Newspapers Ltd. in Frederick County, and founded in 1883 as The News.
  • 7. The Daily Times (Salisbury)
    The Daily Times is published in Salisbury by Gannett Co. It was founded in 1886 and primarily covers Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties.
  • 8. Star Democrat
    Published by Adams Publishing Group and distributed throughout Easton, Maryland, along with Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne's and Kent counties.
  • 9. Cecil Whig
    Published by Adams Publishing Group and founded in 1841, the Cecil Whig is one of the country’s oldest newspapers and covers Cecil County.
  • 10. Daily Record
    Daily Record is a five-day-a-week legal and business journal, published in Baltimore by The Dolan Co.

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