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The Top 10 Utah Newspapers by Circulation

The first newspaper ever published in Utah, the Deseret News, appeared in June 1850. According to local historians it only operated for a year before suspending operations due to lack of paper – but it was back in business several months later, and is still published in Salt Lake City as a daily to this day.

Updated November 2019

  • 1. Salt Lake Tribune
    The Salt Lake Tribune is relatively unique in that it is a non-profit newspaper. It was founded in 1870 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017.
  • 2. Deseret News
    Founded in 1850, Deseret News is published in Salt Lake City by Deseret News Publishing Co., a holding company of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
  • 3. Salt Lake City Weekly
    The Weekly is a free weekly newspaper published in Salt Lake City, and was founded in 1984.
  • 4. West Valley Journal
    The West Valley Journal covers the West Valley City area of Salt Lake County on a weekly basis.
  • 5. Sandy Journal
    Sandy Journal is a weekly newspaper published in Sandy, Utah by City Journal Newspapers.
  • 6. Standard-Examiner
    The Standard-Examiner is a daily published in Ogden by Sandusky Newspapers. It was founded in 1888.
  • 7. West Jordan Journal
    The West Jordan Journal covers the city of West Jordan and is published by The Valley Journals.
  • 8. The Spectrum
    A daily newspaper based in St. George and published by Gannett Co.
  • 9. Daily Herald
    A daily that mostly covers the Provo-Orem metro area in the Utah Valley, and is published by Ogden Newspapers.
  • 10. The Herald Journal
    A daily newspaper published in Logan, serving Cache Valley and published five days a week.

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

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