The Top 10 Nebraska Daily Newspapers by Circulation

Not surprisingly, Nebraska’s largest two daily newspapers belong to its two largest cities – Omaha and Lincoln. Daily newspapers began appearing in Nebraska ever since it had become the 37th state in the Union, when the Nebraska Commonwealth (now the Lincoln Journal Star) was founded in 1867.

Updated November 2019

  • 1. Omaha World-Herald
    Serves the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. Published in Omaha by Berkshire Hathaway, and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.
  • 2. Lincoln Journal Star
    Founded as the Nebraska Commonwealth in 1867, the same year Nebraska was admitted into the Union as the 37th state. The Journal Star is published in Lincoln by Lee Enterprises.
  • 3. The North Platte Telegraph
    A daily newspaper published six days a week, serving North Platte and surrounding Lincoln County.
  • 4. Star-Herald
    The Star-Herald serves the area of Scottsbluff along with its surrounding region. It’s published every day of the week except Monday.
  • 5. The Grand Island Independent
    Published six days a week in eleven counties in central Nebraska. Founded in 1870 as the Platte Valley Independent.
  • 6. Hastings Tribune
    Published six days a week in ten counties in south-central Nebraska and parts of Kansas.
  • 7. Norfolk Daily News
    Founded in 1887 and published by Hulse Publishing in Norfolk.
  • 8. Fremont Tribune
    Published by Lee Enterprises in Fremont, and founded in 1868.
  • 9. Kearney Hub
    Published in Kearney and serving all of south-central Nebraska, the Hub was founded in 1888.
  • 10. Columbus Telegram
    Published by Lee Enterprises and founded in 1874, originally as the Columbus Era.

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

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