The Top 10 West Virginia Daily Newspapers by Circulation

West Virginia’s first-ever newspaper appeared in 1790, with the founding of the Potowmac Guardian & Berkeley Advertiser in Shepherdstown.

Updated February 2020


  • 1. Charleston Gazette-Mail
    Founded in 1873 as a weekly known as the Kanawha Chronicle, it became The Charleston Gazette in 1907. It then became the Gazette-Mail after a 2015 merger.
  • 2. The Herald-Dispatch
    Serves Huntington, West Virginia and surrounding areas in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.
  • 3. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel
    Gets its name from the merger of the News (published in the mornings) and Sentinel (an afternoon publication) in 2009.
  • 4. The Journal
    Published in Martinsburg, The Journal serves West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle region including Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.
  • 5. Bluefield Daily Telegraph
    Published six days a week and serving McDowell, Mercer and Monroe counties in West Virginia; and Bland, Buchanan, Giles and Tazewell counties in Virginia.
  • 6. The Dominion Post
    Published in Morgantown and founded in 1973, the Dominion Post was formed after mergers between the Morgantown New Dominion, the Morgantown News, and the Morgantown Post.
  • 7. The Register-Herald
    Published six days a week in Beckley, the Register-Herald serves Fayette, Greenbrier, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties.
  • 8. The Times West Virginian
    Published six days a week in Fairmont, the Times West Virginian also covers Bridgeport and Marion, Monongalia, Taylor and Harrison counties.
  • 9. Weirton Daily Times
    Published in Weirton by Ogden Newspapers.
  • 10. Point Pleasant Register
    Established in 1862 as the Weekly Register, the Point Pleasant Register became a daily years later and is now distributed throughout Mason County.

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

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