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Florida newspapers and Florida newspaper list

Florida is a US state in the southeastern part of the country with an estimated population of over 21 million. Florida shares its borders with the Gulf of Mexico, Georgia, Alabama, Straits of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean. Almost 6.2 million people in Florida live in Miami. Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Orlando are other cities that are home to the urban population of Florida.

History of Florida Newspapers

Having established St. Augustine in 1565, Florida welcomed its first newspaper after 200 years. Under Spanish rule in 1783, William Charles Wells started Florida’s first newspaper, East Florida Gazette. The first issue of the newspaper was published on February 1 but no known copies are found in America today. However, some of the copies of the East Florida Gazette are preserved in London.

Spain ceded Florida to the United States in 1821, after which a printer from Augusta, Richard Edes, arrived in St. Augustine to launch the Florida Gazette. Edes died after three months and the newspaper’s name was changed to East Florida Herald, which was published for many years. In the same year, two Virginians arrived in Pensacola to start publishing the Floridian on August 18, 1821. However, the title of the newspaper was later changed to Pensacola Gazette and West Florida Advertiser.

Now that we’ve discussed the history of the newspaper in Florida, let’s have a look at the top newspapers & news websites in the state.

NewsMax Independent American

NewsMax Independent American is a conservative opinion & news website in the US-owned by Newsmax Media. The entire news website is divided into five sections NewsMax, NewsMax TV, NewsMax Health, and NewsMax World with each of these sections having a dedicated subsection. Apart from these, NewsMax Independent American also has an active presence on Facebook & Twitter.

Florida Newspapers 01 NewsMax Independent American website

NewsMax Independent American Online

Miami Herald

Florida Newspapers 02 Miami Herald

Miami Herald is an award-winning daily newspaper in Florida that was established in 1903. It is the fifth-largest newspaper in the state catering to the readers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties.

History

Miami Herald first hit the newsstands in 1903 as The Miami Evening Record. It was established by Frank B. Stoneman. It is important to note that the Miami Herald has undergone a series of the financial crisis during the recession of 1907 and the great depression of 1930. The paper survived both these crises before growing to become a prominent newspaper in Florida.

What do they publish?

  • A daily printed edition of the newspaper catering to the readers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties. As of 2021, the paper has a daily circulation of 73,181 copies and a Sunday circulation of 100,598 copies.
  • A news website with dedicated sections for news, politics, sports, business, real estate, entertainment, opinion, latest news, and more.
  • An e-edition of the paper the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.

Apart from these, Miami Herald also has an active presence on Facebook & Twitter. Readers can choose to follow the paper on these social media for prompt updates.

Florida Newspapers 02 Miami Herald website

Miami Herald Online

Miami Herald ePaper

Miami Herald Android App

Miami Herald iOS App

Tampa Bay Times

Florida Newspapers 03 Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times is an award-winning daily newspaper in the US published in St. Petersburg, Florida. The history of the paper can be traced back to 1884 and the West Hillsborough Times, the weekly newspaper. Over the years the paper underwent a series of mergers and acquisitions before becoming the Tampa Bay Times as seen today.

Florida Newspapers 03 Tampa Bay Times website

Tampa Bay Times Online

Tampa Bay Times ePaper

Tampa Bay Times Android App

Tampa Bay Times iOS App

Sun Sentinel

Sun Sentinel is a daily newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, Florida owned by the Tribune Publication catering to the readers in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and southern Palm Beach County. 

History

This history of Sun Sentinel can be traced back to 1910 and the founding of the weekly newspapers the Fort Lauderdale Weekly Herald and Everglades Breeze. The papers remained an independent publication until they were both acquired by a publisher from Ohio who later merged the papers to form the Daily News and Evening Sentinel. Over the years the paper underwent a series of name & ownership changes before it was renamed the Sun Sentinel in 2000.

In 2002, Sun Sentinel also began publishing a new newspaper named the El Sentinel, a free Spanish weekly newspaper catering to the Hispanic community in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

What do they publish?

  • A printed edition of the newspaper with a daily circulation of 163,728 copies and 228,906 copies on Sundays.
  • A free Spanish weekly newspaper catering to the Hispanic community in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
  • A news website with dedicated sections for local news, weather updates, business news, opinion, sports, latest news, top stories, and more.
  • An e-edition of the paper the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.
Florida Newspapers 04 Sun Sentinel Website

Sun Sentinel Online

Sun Sentinel ePaper

Sun Sentinel Android App

Sun Sentinel iOS App

El Nuevo Herald

Florida Newspapers 05 El Nuevo Herald

El Nuevo Herald is a Spanish daily newspaper in Southeast Florida owned by The McClatchy Company. The paper was established in 1987 and it currently serves the Hispanic community in Southeast Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

History

Though the paper as seen today was established in 1987, the history of the paper can actually be traced back to 1976 when it was first established as The Miami Herald. The paper was quick to gain popularity and was later renamed to El Nuevo Herald as seen today.

What do they publish?

  • A daily printed edition of the paper with a daily circulation of 42,069 copies and 59,617 copies on Sundays is circulated among the Hispanic readers in Southeast Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
  • A news website with dedicated sections for news, opinion, sports, entertainment, careers, business, and more. Other than this, El Nuevo Herald also publishes two other news websites namely miamiherald.com and Miami.com.

Miamiherald.com is dedicated to covering news and updates from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties while Miami.com covers entertainment news from Miami and South Florida.

  • An e-edition of the newspaper the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.
Florida Newspapers 05 El Nuevo Herald website

El Nuevo Herald Online

El Nuevo Herald ePaper

El Nuevo Herald Android App

El Nuevo Herald iOS App

Orlando Sentinel

Florida Newspapers 06 Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Orlando and the Central Florida region. The paper was established in 1876 and it is currently owned by Tribune Publishing.

History

As said, the history of Orlando Sentinel can be traced back to the newspaper Orange County Reporter, a weekly newspaper that was published in 1876. The paper was quick to gain popularity and went on to become a daily newspaper by 1905. It later merged with another erstwhile newspaper Orlando Evening Star to form the Reported Star in 1906. The years that followed saw the Reported Star being acquired by the Morning Sentinel.

Over the years Reported Star underwent a series of name changes, mergers, and acquisitions until the Tribune Publishing Company bought the newspaper in 1965 and the paper was renamed to Orlando Sentinel in 1982.

What do they publish?

  • A daily printed edition of the newspaper with a daily circulation of 150,000 copies and 258,000 copies on Sundays (As per the survey of 2014).
  • An online news website with dedicated sections for news, business, automotive news, sports, opinion, politics, and more.
  • An e-edition of the paper the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.
Florida Newspapers 06 Orlando Sentinel website

Orlando Sentinel Online

Orlando Sentinel ePaper

Orlando Sentinel Android App

Orlando Sentinel iOS App

El Sentinel

Florida Newspapers 07 El Sentinel

El Sentinel is a weekly newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Orlando. The paper was first established in 2001 and is currently owned by Tribune publishing company and is a sister newspaper of the Orlando Sentinel. Apart from the free weekly edition, they also publish an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 07 El Sentinel website

El Sentinel Online

El Sentinel ePaper

El Sentinel Android App

El Sentinel iOS App

The Palm Beach Post

Florida Newspapers 08 The Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post is a daily newspaper in South Florida catering to the readers in the Treasure Coast region. The paper was established in 1916 and is currently owned by the publishing company, Gannet.

History

Though the paper as seen today was established in 1916, its history can actually be traced back to the weekly newspaper The Palm Beach County that was established in 1910. The paper was quick to gain popularity and by 1916, it had become a daily newspaper named The Palm Beach Post, as seen today. Over the years the paper saw many mergers, acquisitions, and ownership changes until it was bought by Gannet.

What do they publish?

Florida Newspapers 08 The Palm Beach Post website

The Palm Beach Post Online

The Palm Beach Post ePaper

The Palm Beach Post Android App

The Palm Beach Post iOS App

Diario las Americas

Florida Newspapers 09 Diario las Americas

Diario las Americas is a Spanish weekly newspaper in South Florida published by the Américas Multimedia Group. The paper was established in 1953 by Horacio Aguirre and it was the first Spanish newspaper in South Florida and the second Spanish newspaper to be established in the country. Other than the weekly printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website.

Florida Newspapers 09 Diario las Americas website

Diario las Americas Online

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Florida Newspapers 10 Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sarasota Herald-Tribune is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Sarasota County. The paper was established in 1925 and is currently owned by Gannet. Other than the daily printed edition, Sarasota Herald-Tribune also publishes an online news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, ticket, lifestyle, opinion, top headlines, and more. Apart from these, they also publish an e-edition of the paper, the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.

Florida Newspapers 10 Sarasota Herald Tribune website

Sarasota Herald-Tribune Online

Sarasota Herald-Tribune ePaper

Florida Today

Florida Newspapers 11 Florida Today

Florida Today is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Brevard County. The paper was established in 1966 and it is today owned by Gannet and is mainly circulated in Brevard County and its surroundings. Allen Harold established the newspaper to compete with the erstwhile newspapers Orlando Sentinel and the Miami Herald.

Florida Today was initially launched as a weekly newspaper and was quick to gain popularity. Following which the paper was converted to a daily newspaper.

What do they publish?

  • A daily newspaper that is primarily circulated in Brevard County and its surroundings. As of 2014, the daily edition has a circulation of 54,021 copies and the Sunday edition has 89,328 copies.
  • Three weekly community newspapers catering to different communities in North, South, and central areas of Brevard County.
  • A news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, opinion, restaurants, headlines, and more.
  • An e-edition of the paper, the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.

Apart from these, Florida Today also has an active presence on Facebook and Twitter. Readers can also choose to follow these pages for prompt updates.

Florida Newspapers 11 Florida Today website

Florida Today Online

Florida Today ePaper

Florida Today Android App

Florida Today iOS App

Miami New Times

Miami New Times is an alternative weekly newspaper serving the Miami area in Florida. The paper was established in 1987 and is currently owned by the Voice Media Group.  It is a leading alternative weekly in Miami with a circulation of 31,250 copies. Apart from the printed edition, the paper also publishes an online edition and also has an active presence on Facebook & Twitter.

Florida Newspapers 12 Miami New Times website

Miami New Times Online

Orlando Weekly

Orlando Weekly is an alternative weekly in Florida catering to the readers in the Greater Orlando area covering Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The paper was established in 1990 and is owned by Euclid Media Group as of 2021.

History

Orlando Weekly was established in 1990 as a weekly newspaper named the Orange Shopper. The paper over the years underwent a series of acquisitions until it was bought by the Detroit-based Alternative Media Group which converted the Orlando Weekly into an alternative weekly focusing on investigative journalism. The paper was later acquired by the Euclid Media Group and continues to be under their ownership as of 2021.

What do they publish?

  • An alternative weekly newspaper that primarily covers investigative journalism. As of 2014, the paper had a circulation of 40,000 copies.
  • A news website with dedicated sections for arts, music, movies, reviews, the latest news, and more.
  • An e-edition of the paper, the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.

Apart from these, the paper also has an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Readers can follow Orlando Weekly’s social media handles for prompt updates.

Florida Newspapers 13 Orlando Weekly website

Orlando Weekly Online

Orlando Weekly ePaper

Tallahassee Democrat

Florida Newspapers 14 Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Tallahassee in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, and Wakulla Counties. The paper was established in 1905 and is owned by Gannet as of 2021.

Florida Newspapers 14 Tallahassee Democrat website

Tallahassee Democrat Online

Tallahassee Democrat ePaper

Tallahassee Democrat Android App

Tallahassee Democrat iOS App

Treasure Coast Newspapers

Treasure Coast Newspapers is a group of three daily newspapers and a weekly newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in the coastal Martin County, St. Lucie County and Indian River County. The newspapers published by Treasure Coast Newspapers are

  • The Stuart News- A daily newspaper in Florida that was established in 1925 following the merger of the erstwhile newspapers Stuart Times & Stuart Messenger.
  • St. Lucie News Tribune – A daily newspaper established in 1920 following the merger of two weekly newspapers the Fort Pierce News and St. Lucie County Tribune.
  • Indian River Press Journal – It is a daily newspaper that traces its origin back to 1919.
  • Jupiter Courier (Weekly newspaper)
Florida Newspapers 15 Treasure Coast Newspapers website

Treasure Coast Newspapers Online

Treasure Coast Newspapers ePaper

Treasure Coast Newspapers Android App

Treasure Coast Newspapers iOS App

The News-Press

The News-Press is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the residents in Fort Myers, Florida. The paper was established in 1884 and is currently owned by Gannet and is distributed across the suburban communities in Florida, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, North Fort Myers, and South Fort Myers.

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper with a daily circulation of 150,410 copies & Sunday circulation of 168,836 copies, the paper also publishes a news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, opinion, and more. The paper also publishes an e-edition the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.

Florida Newspapers 16 The News Press website

The News-Press Online

The News-Press ePaper

The Ledger

Florida Newspapers 17 The Ledger

The Ledger is a daily newspaper in Florida owned by Gannet. The paper was established in 1924 and has since been catering to the residents of Lakeland and the Polk County area.

The Ledger first hit the newsstands in 1924 as an evening newspaper named the Lakeland Evening Ledger. It later merged with one of its competitors Lakeland Star-Telegram becoming a morning daily titled the Lakeland Ledger and Star-Telegram. It was later renamed to The Ledger as seen today in 1941. Other than the daily printed edition of the paper, The Ledger also publishes a news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 17 The Ledger website

The Ledger Online

The Ledger ePaper

The Ledger Android App

The Ledger iOS App

Naples Daily News

Florida Newspapers 18 Naples Daily News scaled

Naples Daily News is a daily newspaper in Florida that was established in 1923 primarily catering to the residents in Naples & Collier County. Over the years, the paper has expanded its circulation to Lee County and parts of Charlotte County becoming a popular newspaper in the region.

Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes supplementary editions catering to the communities of including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, East Naples, Fort Myers, Immokalee, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island, North Fort Myers, North Naples and South Fort Myers.

Florida Newspapers 18 Naples Daily News website

Naples Daily News Online

Naples Daily News ePaper

Naples Daily News Android App

Naples Daily News iOS App

Collier Citizen

Collier Citizen is a weekly newspaper & subsidiary of the Naples Daily News. The paper is primarily focused on covering community news via a weekly newspaper.

Florida Newspapers 19 Collier Citizen website

Collier Citizen Online

The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Florida Newspapers 20 The Daytona Beach News Journal

The Daytona Beach News-Journal is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Volusia and Flagler Counties. The paper was established in 1883 as a weekly newspaper named Halifax Journal by a group of early settlers of the town of Daytona. It continued to be a weekly newspaper until it was sold to J.M Jolley in 1889.

Over the years the paper has undergone a series of mergers and acquisitions until it was acquired by Gannet. As of 2011, the paper has a daily circulation of 61,000 copies & a Sunday circulation of 83,000 copies.

Florida Newspapers 20 The Daytona Beach News Journal website

The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

The Daytona Beach News-Journal ePaper

The Daytona Beach News-Journal Android App

The Daytona Beach News-Journal iOS App

Pensacola News Journal

Pensacola News Journal is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the residents in the Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The history of the newspaper can be traced back to 1889 when the paper was first launched as the Pensacola Daily News. Over the years the paper has grown to become the most read daily newspaper in Florida.

Other than the daily printed edition, also publishes an online news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, play, and more. Apart from these, the paper also publishes an e-edition the access to which is restricted to paid subscribers.

Florida Newspapers 21 Pensacola News Journal website

Pensacola News Journal Online

Pensacola News Journal ePaper

Pensacola News Journal Android App

Pensacola News Journal iOS App

Miami’s Community Newspapers 

Miami’s Community Newspapers is a media & publishing company in Florida publishing 13 community newspapers in Florida. Established in 1958 the company focuses on supporting local businesses by connecting people who live, work and play in communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Apart from the 13 community newspapers they also publish a news website covering important news & updates from the communities of Miami.

Florida Newspapers 22 Miami’s Community Newspapers website

Miami’s Community Newspapers Online

Bradenton Herald

Bradenton Herald is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the residents of Manatee County in the US. The paper was first established in 1922 as The Evening Herald following the merger of the erstwhile newspapers the Manatee River Journal and The Bradenton Herald Weekly. It was later renamed the Bradenton Herald in 1926. Over the years the paper underwent a series of ownership changes until The McClatchy Company acquired the newspaper in 2006.

Today other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 23 Bradenton Herald website

Bradenton Herald Online

Bradenton Herald ePaper

Bradenton Herald Android App

Bradenton Herald iOS App

The Gainesville Sun

Florida Newspapers 24 The Gainesville Sun

The Gainesville Sun is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in the North-Central region. The paper was first established in 1876 as the Gainesville Times by E. M. and William Wade Hampton and it has over the years grown to become a prominent newspaper in the state as seen today. Other than the daily printed edition, The Gainesville Sun also publishes an online news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, entertainment, e-edition, and more.

Florida Newspapers 24 The Gainesville Sun website

The Gainesville Sun Online

The Gainesville Sun ePaper

The Gainesville Sun Android App

The Gainesville Sun iOS App

Northwest Florida Daily News

Florida Newspapers 25 Northwest Florida Daily News scaled

Northwest Florida Daily News is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Okaloosa county. The paper was established in 1946 by a group of local businessmen as a weekly newspaper and was later converted to a daily newspaper. As of 2014, the paper had a daily circulation of 37,250 copies. Other than the daily printed edition, Northwest Florida Daily News also publishes an online news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, entertainment, e-edition, and more.

Florida Newspapers 25 Northwest Florida Daily News website

Northwest Florida Daily News Online

Northwest Florida Daily News ePaper

Northwest Florida Daily News Android App

Northwest Florida Daily News iOS App

The Independent Florida Alligator

Florida Newspapers 26 The Independent Florida Alligator

The Independent Florida Alligator is a daily student newspaper in Florida owned by Campus Communications Inc. It was first established in 1906 as The University News during the time the University of Florida was inaugurated.  The paper was quick to gain popularity and was later renamed The Independent Florida Alligator in the early 1980s. As of 2017, the paper had a daily circulation of 35,000 copies. Other than the printed edition of the paper, it also publishes an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 26 The Independent Florida Alligator website

The Independent Florida Alligator Online

The Destin Log

The Destin Log is a twice-weekly newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in the tourist city of Destin and its surroundings. The paper was established in 1974 as a small-time newspaper and it has over the years grown to be a prominent newspaper covering news & updates from Destin. Other than the printed edition of the paper, it also has an active presence on the web & social media.

Florida Newspapers 27 The Destin Log website

The Destin Log Online

The Destin Log ePaper

Business Observer

Business Observer is a weekly newspaper covering business news & updates affecting the Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay south to Naples. The paper was established with a focus on catering to business leaders, entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors business news & updates. Other than the printed edition of the paper, it also has an active presence on the web & social media.

Florida Newspapers 28 Business Observer website

Business Observer Online

New Times Broward-Palm Beach

New Times Broward-Palm Beach was a weekly newspaper in Florida that catered to readers in Florida until 2016. Following which the printed edition of the paper was withdrawn from circulation and was converted to being a news website. Other than a news website, the paper also has an active presence on Facebook & Twitter.

Florida Newspapers 29 New Times Broward Palm Beach website

New Times Broward-Palm Beach Online

Palm Beach Daily News

Florida Newspapers 30 Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Daily News is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Palm Beach County in South Florida. The paper was established in 1897 as the Lake Worth Daily News and has since been covering news and social affairs from Palm Beach County.  As of 2018, the paper had a daily circulation of 4,500 copies. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website & an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 30 Palm Beach Daily News website

Palm Beach Daily News Online

Palm Beach Daily News ePaper

Palm Beach Daily News Android App

Palm Beach Daily News iOS App

Star-Banner

Florida Newspapers 31 The Star Banner

The Star-Banner is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Marion County and the surrounding communities. The paper was established in 1866 as a weekly newspaper by Francis Eppes Frank Harris. As of 2014, the paper had a daily circulation of around 42,000.

Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website & an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 31 The Star Banner website

The Star-Banner Online

The Star-Banner ePaper

The Star-Banner Android App

The Star-Banner iOS App

Port Charlotte Sun

Florida Newspapers 32 Port Charlotte Sun

Port Charlotte Sun is a weekly community newspaper catering to the readers in Port Charlotte. Other than the weekly printed edition the paper also publishes an online news website and also has an active social media presence.

Florida Newspapers 32 Port Charlotte Sun website

Port Charlotte Sun Online

Port Charlotte Sun Android App

Port Charlotte Sun iOS App

The St. Augustine Record

The St. Augustine Record is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in St. Augustine and its surroundings. Charles F. Hopkins Jr. established the paper in 1894 and it is today owned by Gannet. Other than the printed edition of the paper, it also publishes a news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 33 The St. Augustine Record website

The St. Augustine Record Online

The St. Augustine Record ePaper

The St. Augustine Record Android App

The St. Augustine Record iOS App

Orlando Business Journal

Florida Newspapers 34 Orlando Business Journal

Orlando Business Journal is a weekly business newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in the Central Florida region business news and updates. Other than the printed edition of the paper, they also publish an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 34 Orlando Business Journal website

Orlando Business Journal Online

Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville Business Journal is a weekly business newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Jacksonville, Florida. Other than the printed edition of the paper, they also publish an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 35 Jacksonville Business Journal website

Jacksonville Business Journal Online

Gazeta Brazilian News 

Florida Newspapers 36 Gazeta Brazilian News

Gazeta Brazilian News is a weekly newspaper in Florida that was established in 1994. Since its inception, the paper has been catering to the Brazilian community in Florida. Other than the weekly newspaper, the paper also publishes an online news website with dedicated sections for local, national, & world news, sports, politics, and more.

Florida Newspapers 36 Gazeta Brazilian News website

Gazeta Brazilian News Online

Florida Keys Keynoter

Florida Keys Keynoter is a twice-weekly newspaper in Florida that was first established in 1953 by Edgar Seney Jr. The paper primarily caters to the residents of Key Largo, Key West, Islandia and other communities with local & national news. Other than the printed edition of the paper, the paper also publishes a news website.

Florida Newspapers 37 Florida Keys Keynoter website

Florida Keys Keynoter Online

Panama City News-Herald

Panama City News Herald is an award-winning daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in the city of Panama. The paper was established in 1915 by Frank Stitzer as The St Andrews Bay News. Other than the printed edition of the paper, the paper also publishes a news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 38 Panama City News Herald website

Panama City News Herald Online

Panama City News Herald ePaper

Panama City News Herald Android App

Panama City News Herald iOS App

Miami Times

Miami Times is a weekly newspaper in Florida catering to the African-American community in South Florida. The paper was established in 1923 and is one of the oldest African-American community newspapers in the state. Other than the printed edition of the paper, the paper also publishes a news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 39 Miami Times website

Miami Times Online

Miami Times ePaper

The Sebastian Daily 

The Sebastian Daily is the only daily newspaper in Florida catering to the residents of Fellsmere, Wabasso, Barefoot Bay, Grant, and Micco. The paper primarily covers local news & updates from Indian River County and South Brevard County. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 40 The Sebastian Daily website

The Sebastian Daily Online

Pensacola Voice

Pensacola Voice is a weekly newspaper in Florida catering to the African American community in Pensacola. The paper was established in 1967 by Les Humphrey and it is the oldest community newspaper in the region. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 41 Pensacola Voice website

Pensacola Voice Online

The Observer

The Observer is a media group in Florida publishing local newspapers & magazines in Florida. The media group was established in        1995 by Matt Walsh and Lisa Walsh. The Business Observer, East County Observer, Longboat Observer, Sarasota observer are some of the local newspapers published by them. Other than these, they also publish an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 42 The Observer website

The Observer Online

The Observer ePaper

Tampa Bay Times

Florida Newspapers 43 Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times is a daily newspaper in Florida established in 1884 catering to the readers in Pinellas County. The paper was established in 1884 as a weekly newspaper named the West Hillsborough Times and it was quick to gain popularity and over the years underwent a series of mergers and acquisitions before it was renamed Tampa Bay Times.

Florida Newspapers 43 Tampa Bay Times website

Brevard Times Online

Brevard Times 

Brevard Times is a weekly newspaper catering to the readers in Brevard County & Florida’s Space Coast. The paper primarily covers local news and updates. Other than the printed edition, the paper also publishes an online news website.

Florida Newspapers 43 Brevard Times website

Jacksonville Daily Record Online

Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Newspapers 44 Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Daily Record is a daily newspaper in Florida catering to the readers in Jacksonville since 1912. Since its inception, the paper has been covering news and updates on urban development, financial, and legal-related news, articles, and profiles. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website.

Florida Newspapers 44 Jacksonville Daily Record website

Achei USA Online

Achei USA 

Florida Newspapers 45 Achei USA

Achei USA is a weekly newspaper in Florida catering for the Brazilian community in Florida. The paper was established in 2000 by the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and has over the years became a prominent newspaper among the Brazilian community in Florida.

Florida Newspapers 45 Achei USA website

Key West Citizen Online

Key West Citizen ePaper

Key West Citizen Android App

Key West Citizen iOS App

Key West Citizen

Florida Newspapers 46 Key West Citizen

Key West Citizen is a daily newspaper in Florida owned by Adams Publishing Group. The paper was established in 1875 as the weekly Key of the Gulf and over the years underwent a series of mergers, acquisitions and name changes before becoming the Key of the Gulf as seen today. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 46 Key West Citizen website

Daily Commercial Online

Daily Commercial ePaper

Daily Commercial Android App

Daily Commercial iOS App

Daily Commercial

As the name suggests, Daily Commercial is a daily newspaper catering to the readers in Lake and Sumter counties, Florida. The paper was established in 1875 and has since been covering news and updates from Lake and Sumter counties. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 47 Daily Commercial website

Citrus County Chronicle Online

Citrus County Chronicle ePaper

Citrus County Chronicle

Florida Newspapers 48 Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County Chronicle is a weekly newspaper catering to the readers of Citrus County with local news & updates. Other than the daily printed edition, the paper also publishes a news website, an e-edition, and also has an active presence on social media.

Florida Newspapers 48 Citrus County Chronicle website

The Florida Times-Union Online

The Florida Times-Union ePaper

The Florida Times-Union Android App

The Florida Times-Union iOS App

The Florida Times-Union

Florida Newspapers 50 The Florida Times Union

The Florida Times-Union is a prominent daily in Jacksonville, Florida owned by Gannet. The paper was established in 1864 as the Florida Union by J. K. Stickney and W. C. Morrill during the American Civil War and was quick to gain popularity. Over the years, the paper has grown to become a prominent publication in the state with a daily circulation of 45,000 copies & 70,000 copies on Sundays (As of 2017). Apart from these, the paper also publishes an online news website and an e-edition.

Florida Newspapers 50 The Florida Times Union website

The Florida Times-Union Online

The Florida Times-Union ePaper

The Florida Times-Union Android App

The Florida Times-Union iOS App

Conclusion

The newspapers and news websites mentioned in this article are not the entire list of the ones that are currently published in Florida. Instead, they are the top ones that are circulated in the state. Out of this list, the Tampa Bay Times with a daily circulation of 240,024 & 403,229 copies on Sundays is the top newspaper by circulation & Collier Citizen is the smallest.

Though Florida being the third populous state in the country with a population of over 21 million, the newspaper industry in Florida is struggling to stay afloat. In fact, in a report published by Florida Bulldog on the circulation of newspapers in Florida, it was identified that the circulation of newspapers in Florida is declining at a faster rate than the national average. The circulation of seven major newspapers in the state including Bradenton Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Florida Times-Union, Ocala Star-Banner, Orlando Sentinel, & Herald-Tribune had a decline of more than 27%.

The condition of the newspapers in Florida was grim even before the Covid-19 pandemic which was primarily caused by better internet penetration & gaining popularity of digital methods of consuming news. The industry which was already struggling to stay afloat took a serious blow when the pandemic struck the country.

In a desperate effort to keep the business up & running, some of the major newspapers in the state underwent mergers while the lesser fortunate local dailies & weeklies were forced to withdraw from circulation. Apart from these, there are some others like the New Times Broward-Palm Beach that ceased their printed circulation and switched to being a digital-only publication.

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