The Top 10 New York Daily Newspapers

Even though New York’s first-ever newspaper – The Gazette, established 1725 – only ran for 19 years before closing up shop, New York state has a rich newspaper history (as some of the founding dates on this list confirm). Today, more than two dozen daily newspapers, and several more weekly and other newspapers, are published in the Empire State.

Updated October 2019

  • 1. The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street Journal covers business and breaking news and was established in 1889.
  • 2. The New York Times
    The NYT covers local, state, national and international news, and is known as the “newspaper of record” in the U.S. It was established in 1851.
  • 3. New York Post
    The New York Post has been published continuously since 1801, and is published by News Corp.
  • 4. Metro New York
    Metro New York is a free newspaper distributed daily in New York City. It was established in 2004 and has sister Metro publications in major cities throughout the U.S.
  • 5. New York Daily News
    Originally established in 1919 as the Illustrated Daily News, the Daily News is printed in tabloid format.
  • 6. Newsday
    Newsday is distributed throughout the New York metro area, especially the borough of Queens along with Nassau and Suffolk counties.
  • 7. am New York
    This free newspaper is distributed in the mornings and is published by Schneps Media. It was the first free newspaper in New York when it was first published in 2003.
  • 8. The Buffalo News
    The Buffalo News serves the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro area and is owned by investment firm Berkshire Hathaway. It was founded in 1880.
  • 9. Democrat and Chronicle
    The Democrat and Chronicle is Rochester, NY’s daily newspaper and is published by Gannett. It was founded in 1833.
  • 10. The Post-Standard
    The Post-Standard serves Syracuse, NY and is published by Advance Publications. It was founded in 1829.

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

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