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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