Introduction to Pennsylvania News Media.
Pennsylvania is a state in the northeastern region of the United States. Also known as Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Maryland is at its south while Ohio is located to its west. It is bordered by New York to the north, New Jersey to the east, West Virginia to the southwest and Ontario, the Canadian province to the northwest. Pennsylvania is home to Appalachian Mountains, which run through the middle of the state. As per area, Pennsylvania is the 33rd largest state in the U.S. It is also one of the thirteen original founding states of the US.
History of Pennsylvania Newspapers
The history of newspapers in Pennsylvania can be traced back to 1719. The first newspaper of the state was American Weekly Mercury, established by Andrew Bradford on December 22, 1719. The weekly newspaper based in Philadelphia remained in publication till 1746.
The Pennsylvania Gazette was the most successful newspaper of the state. Established by Samuel Keimer, it started publishing in December 1728. However, within a year, the newspaper was bought by Benjamin Franklin.
According to Oswald, “Under Franklin’s guidance, there appeared for the first time a colonial newspaper produced by a man of education who was in addition a capable printer, a versatile writer, and energetic news gatherer and an enterprising & resourceful businessman. This combination had the inevitable result of placing the “Pennsylvania Gazette” in the lead, and it thereby established a model for others to follow.”
The first daily newspaper of America was published in Pennsylvania. Established in 1775, Pennsylvania Evening Post & Daily Advertiser began as a tri-weekly and went on to become a daily newspaper on May 30, 1783.
At present, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tribune Review, Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, The Patriot-News, The Intelligencer, Reading Eagle, The York Dispatch and The Times-Tribune are among some of the most prominent newspapers of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania newspapers and websites’ list
Here below we present you a list of some of the most prominent newspapers and websites operating in Pennsylvania. With this list of prominent Pennsylvania newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these Pennsylvania based mediahouses.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a daily newspaper published in the broadsheet format. Owned by The Lenfest Institute, the newspaper was established by John R. Walker and John Norvell. Its first issue appeared on June 1, 1829 as The Pennsylvania Inquirer. The Philadelphia Inquirer is the largest non-profit organisation owned newspaper in the United States. Philadelphia Daily News is its sister newspaper. The Philadelphia Inquirer also has a news website. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.
The Patriot News
The Patriot-News is a newspaper based in Mechanicsburg. It serves Harrisburg in Pennsylvania. Published thrice a week, it is owned by Advance Publications since 1947. The Patriot-News became thrice a week publication from January 1, 2013. It appears on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. This particular move was meant to focus on building its website and expanding digital networking.
Origin And History
The broadsheet newspaper was founded on March 4, 1854. At the time of origin, it was known as The Daily Patriot. However, its roots go back to December 1820 with the publication of a weekly newspaper titled The Pennsylvania Intelligencer. The Patriot acquired the successor of Intelligencer named Democratic Union. Both were merged to form The Patriot & Union.
In 1868, it became a daily publication known as The Morning Patriot. It was renamed Harrisburg Daily Patriot in 1875 and in 1890, it dropped Harrisburg from the masthead. The Evening News started as a sister publication from 1917. Later, in 1947, it was bought by Edwin Russell along with Daily Patriot. The Patriot and Evening News merged in 1996 to form The Patriot-News.
Digital Media Presence
The Patriot-News also has a news website with sections such as news, weather, sports, food & dining, life & culture, opinion, autos and real estate among others. It is available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. The Patriot-News even offers mobile applications for both Android and iOS devices.
Perry County Times
Perry County Times is a defunct newspaper that now operates only as a website. Based in New Bloomfield, the newspaper was published from 1911 to 1975. Currently, it is a sub-website of pennlive.com. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has categorised the reports and news articles into sections such as news, weather, Penn state football, sports, food & dining, life & culture, opinion, autos and real estate among others.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the largest newspaper to serve metropolitan Pittsburgh. Published in the broadsheet format, it is owned by Block Communications.
Origin And History
Established On June 29, 1786, it was initially a four-page weekly known as Pittsburgh Gazette. It was the first newspaper to be published west of the Allegheny Mountains. It was published by John Scull and Joseph Hall. Newly adopted United States’ constitution was one of the first major articles published by The Post-Gazette. On July 30, 1833, it became the first daily newspaper to be published in the city except Sunday. In 1844, it became a morning newspaper from an afternoon publication. At that time, it strongly advocated Whig Party. It got its current name in 1927.
So far, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has thrice won Pulitzer Prize, in 1938, 1998, and 2019. In 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ceased its daily publication and began printing twice a week.
Digital Media Presence
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also has a website with sections such as news, local, sports, opinion, life and business among others. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well. “The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper and post-gazette.com is the region’s most visited news website, together reaching nearly 1 million people each week,” it claims in the About Us section on its website.
It was in the 2010s that the editorial stance of the newspaper witnessed a sudden shift from liberal to conservative. This happened in 2018 after its editorial department merged with its sister newspaper The Blade of Toledo, Ohio. After both were consolidated, the editorial pages of both the newspapers were monitored by Keith Burris, who was pro-Trump.
Pine Creek Journal
Pine Creek Journal is a local weekly newspaper serving Pittsburgh region. It has readers in North Hills, Wexford, Allison Park & northern areas of Gibsonia. It is one of the 14 weekly newspapers owned by Trib Total Media. Established in 1995 as Tributaries, it got its current name in December 2018.
Pine Creek Journal describes itself as a hyper-local community newspaper for the Pine-Richland area. It claims to reach over 10,000 residents per week. Penn-Trafford Star, Norwin Star, North Journal, Murrysville Star and Advance Leader are its sister publications.
Digital Media Presence
Pine Creek Journal also has a website with categories such as sports, science & tech, obituaries, news, lifestyle and many more. It is even available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Sewickley Herald is a weekly local community newspaper. Its origin goes back to 1903. Sewickley Herald is a part of Trib Total Media. Shaler Journal, South Hills Record, The Times Express and Pine Creek Journal among others are its sister publications.
It serves the communities of Sewickley and Leetsdale situated in northwestern Allegheny County. Sewickley Herald claims to have a weekly circulation of more than 9,000. “From Beaver Street to Bell Acres, nobody covers life in the Quaker Valley like the Sewickley Herald,” it mentions in the About Us section of its Facebook page.
Digital Media Presence
Sewickley Herald also has a news portal to complement its print edition. The website was launched in 2018. It is the first website in Trib Total Media’s Neighborhood News Network. Sewickley Herald is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is a website and a former daily newspaper published in the broadsheet format. Owned by Tribune-Review Publishing Company, its first issue appeared on August 22, 1811 as Greensburg Gazette. The newspaper became completely digital from December 1, 2016. It is based in Pittsburgh of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also has several sections such as sports, news, opinion, lifestyle and obituaries among others. It is even available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The editorial of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a conservative stance.
The Morning Call is Allentown based daily newspaper. Published in the broadsheet format, it is the newspaper with the largest circulation in Lehigh Valley. “The Call’s award-winning journalism works to protect your interests, help navigate your daily life and tell the stories that connect you with the communities where you live and work,” the newspaper describes itself in the About Us section of its website. The Morning Call claims to be the third-largest newspaper in Pennsylvania. The daily caters to the readers of western New Jersey and nine-county region of eastern Pennsylvania.
Origin And History
The first issue of The Morning Call appeared in 1883 as The Critic. Samuel S. Woolever was not only the owner and editor but also the chief reporter of the newspaper. Since August 2014, it has been under the ownership of Tribune Publishing. The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Sun-Sentinel, Daily Press, Hartford Courant and The Virginian-Pilot are its sister publications.
Digital Media Presence
The Morning Call also has a news portal that was launched in September 1996. The website has several sections such as business, entertainment, holidays, jobs, news, opinion, photos, real estate and sports among others. It is even present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
LNP is a daily newspaper published in the broadsheet format in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is published by LNP Media Group, which is a part of Steinman Enterprises. LNP traces its origin to 1794 when it was published as The Lancaster Journal, one of the oldest newspapers in the U.S. LNP appears seven days a week.
In 2009, two newspapers of Lancaster- Intelligencer Journal published in the morning and Lancaster New Era, an evening newspaper merged to form Intelligencer Journal-Lancaster New Era. In 2014, it was merged with its sister newspaper Sunday News. Renamed LNP, the first issue of rebranded newspaper appeared on October 16, 2014.
Digital Media Presence
LancasterOnline.com. is the web edition of the newspaper. It has several categories such as crime, jobs, autos, health and world news among others. It is also available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
La Voz Lancaster
La Voz Lancaster is a bi-monthly news publication. Based in Lancaster County, its target audience is the Hispanic population residing in the region. La Voz Lancaster was formerly known as La Voz Hispana. Owned by LNP Media Group, Fly After 5, Lancaster Farming, The Lititz Record Express, The Ephrata Review and The Elizabethtown Advocate are its sister publications. La Voz Lancaster also has a news portal. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated news stories into various sections and sub-sections. It has categories such as news, sports, business, life & culture and opinion among others.
The Express-Times is a local newspaper published in Easton, Pennsylvania on a daily basis. It covers Lehigh Valley. The Express-Times also publishes The US, a weekly news publication.
Origin And History
The first issue of The Express-Times appeared in 1855 as The Easton Daily Express. It was renamed The Easton Express in 1917. In 1973, it dropped Easton from its masthead, becoming only The Express. The newspaper got its current name in 1991after the merger with Globe-Times of Bethlehem. In 1983, MediaNews Group bought The Express-Times from Thompson Newspapers. Since 2000, it is under the ownership of Advance Publications.
Digital Media Presence
The Express-Times also has a news portal- lehighvalleylive.com. The website has sections like local, sports, entertainment, jobs, autos and many more. The Express-Times is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News is a daily newspaper published except Sunday. Serving Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania, it is published in the tabloid format. It is owned by Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC, which was formerly known as Philadelphia Media Network. Philadelphia Daily News is currently published as an edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer. So far, Philadelphia Daily News has thrice won Pulitzer Prize.
Origin And History
The first issue of Philadelphia Daily News was published on March 31, 1925. It was founded by Lee Ellmaker. Initially, it used to cover sensational topics besides crime and sports. Its circulation crossed 200,000 by 1930, however, by 1950, the newspaper started losing money. Later it was sold to Matthew McCloskey, a Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s treasurer. Under his ownership in December 1956, there was a 90 percent layoff.
New Milford News
WNEP-TV is a TV news channel affiliated with ABC. The station is licensed to Scranton in the US state of Pennsylvania. It also serves Wilkes-Barre. Owned by Tegna Inc., its studios are located on Montage Mountain Road in Moosic. WNEP-TV first went on air on September 16, 1953. On June 12, 2009, it shut down its analog signal and made a transition to digital under federal mandate.
Digital Media Presence
WNEP-TV also has a website with several categories such as news, weather and sports among others. It also offers mobile applications for both Android and iOS devices. Two major in-house programs of WNEP-TV are Pennsylvania Outdoor Life and Home & Backyard.
The Times Leader
The Times Leader is a daily newspaper based in Wilkes-Barre. It was established by a publishing firm called Capital Cities in 1879. Despite being the oldest in the region, The Times Leader faces a serious competition from The Citizens’ Voice, which was started by its own protesting employees.
The Times Leader also has a website that publishes stories in categories like News, Sports, Obituaries, Opinion, Business, Features, Businesses and Shop among others.
NorthcentralPa is a news website owned and managed by Pennsylvania News Media Association. News, Calendar, Community, Life, Politics, Education, Sports, Features, Business, Obits, Regions and Covid-19 are among the sections of NorthcentralPa’s website. One can also follow NorthcentralPa on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for regular news updates. On its official Facebook page, NorthcentralPa promises to “provide timely, relevant and accurate news for 12 counties”.
York Daily Record
The York Daily Record is a Pennsylvania paper that primarily covers York in Pennsylvania. York Daily Record and York Sunday News are two of its sister publications. According t Alliance for Audited Media, The York Daily Record had a circulation of 37,323 copies for daily edition and 61,665 copies for Sunday edition in 2014.
Part of the USA Today Network, the website of The York Daily Record has sections like News, Sports, GameTimePA, FlipSlidePA, Opinion and Obituaries among others.
The Citizen’s Voice
The Citizens’ Voice is a Wilkes-Barre-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. In 2005, the daily newspaper had a circulation of 32,862 copies. Most of the residents in Luzerne County read The Citizens’ Voice. The employees of the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company were on a strike in 1978 when they decided to launch The Citizens’ Voice. The local Newspaper Guild helped the “strike newspaper” compete with Times Leader.
The Philadelphia Tribune is the oldest surviving newspaper that serves the African-American population of the United States. Christopher J. Perry had established the newspaper in 1884. The Philadelphia Tribune voices issues like social, economic and political growth of the African Americans. With its base in the Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Tribune act as the “Voice of the black community”.
The Reading Eagle is a Pennsylvania paper for the coverage of the Reading and Berks County region. Until 2019, the daily newspaper was owned by a local family. Colorado-based MediaNews Group acquired The Reading Eagle in May 2019. According to abc4.com, The Reading Eagle has a circulation of 37,000 copies for its daily edition and 50,000 copies for its Sunday edition.
The Erie Times-News is a Pennsylvania paper that comes every morning and manages an average circulation of about 47,385 copies. The Sunday edition of the daily has a circulation of about 58,378 copies. The first issue of The Erie Times-News was published under the title of Erie Daily Times on April 12, 1888.
Nowy Dziennik is a Polish language newspaper that comes with an English subtitle Polish Daily News. Outwater Media Group published the newspaper six days a week. Until June 2011, Nowy Dziennik was owned by Bicentennial Publishing.
Nowy Dziennik has a Polish language website as well with sections like News, Journalism, What Where When, Announcements, Young Write and Archive among others.
The Delaware County Daily Times
The Delaware County Daily Times is a Pennsylvania paper for the coverage of Primos in Upper Darby Township. The daily newspaper keeps a neutral stand and allows both the sides of the political spectrum to raise their voice. The first edition of the tabloid was published in 1876. News, Sports, Things To Do, Business, Opinion, Obituaries, Multimedia, Classifieds and Tools are among sections of its website.
OpEdNews is a news website with progressive and liberal ideas to promote antiwar activism. It was launched as an opinion website by Rob Kall in 2003. OpEdNews publishes news reports and opinion-based articles. In the About Us section, OpEdNews states its mission is to “… provide a content management, social networking website that supports progressive communications resources and tools for activism and advocacy organizations.”
Olean Times Herald
The Olean Times Herald serves the western Twin Tiers region on every afternoon. Bradford Publishing publishes The Olean Times Herald six days a week. The special “Weekend Edition” is delivered on Saturday mornings. Pennsylvania’s The Bradford Era is a sister publication of The Olean Times Herald, along with Salamanca Press, Ellicottville Times and Fredonia.
Centre Daily Times
The Centre Daily Times is a newspaper based in State College municipality of Pennsylvania, in the United States. With affiliation to the Pennsylvania State University, The Centre Daily Times enjoys a readership of over 45,000 students that attend the main campus.
The Centre Daily Times also has a website, which publishes news in categories like Coronavirus, Obituaries, Penn State Football, Sports and Jobs/recruiting among others.
The Gettysburg Times is a Pennsylvania paper that publishes six days a week for the coverage of Gettysburg. Sample News Group owns The Gettysburg Times and its website, which has sections like News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Lifestyle, Photos, Classifieds, Wedding Show, Pick of the Counties and Gettysburg Real Estate among others.
The Times Tribune
The Scranton Times-Tribune is a Scranton-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. Times-Shamrock Communications owns the daily newspaper and its website. Three generations of the Lynett-Haggerty family has managed the operation of The Scranton Times-Tribune. The weekend edition of the newspaper is titled ‘The Sunday Times’. According to Mondo Times, The Scranton Times-Tribune has an average circulation of 47,663 copies.
The Daily Item is a Sunbury-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. Owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., The Daily Item primarily covers the Central Susquehanna Valley Region. On July 1, 1936, The Sunbury Daily and The Evening Item merged to make way for The Daily Item. Until, 1979 The Daily Item used to come five days a week. It acquired The Danville News in 2001.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is a Pennsylvania paper for the coverage of Lycoming County. The daily newspaper was first published in 1801. On January 1, 2016, The Williamsport Sun-Gazette claimed to have an average circulation of 19,000 copies from Monday to Saturday and 24,000 copies on Sunday. The Sun-Gazette also has a website with sections like News, Sports, Opinion, Life, Obituaries, Classifieds, Jobs and Homes among others.
The Evening Sun
The Evening Sun is a newspaper and website based in Hanover. Part of the USA Today Network, The Evening Sun is also available as e-paper on its website. News, Sports, GametimePA, Business, Lifestyle, Obituaries and Legals are among sections of its website. Besides mobile apps for both Android and iOS users, The Evening Sun also has its presence of Facebook and Twitter.
The Berkshire Eagle is a Pittsfield-based newspaper that primarily acts as a newspaper of record for Berkshire County. The first edition of the daily was published in 1892. Originally started by Digital First Media, The Berkshire Eagle was acquired by some local Berkshire County investors on May 1, 2016. The Berkshire Eagle also has a website with sections like News, Obituaries, Opinion, Coronavirus, Arts & Culture, Calendar, Sports and Archives among others.
Pittsburgh City Paper
The Pittsburgh City Paper is published on an alternative weekly basis for the coverage of local news, arts and entertainment in Pennsylvania’s city of Pittsburgh. In 2001, the newspaper acquired a publication called In Pittsburgh Weekly. According to Pew Research Center, The Pittsburgh City Paper was the 14th largest circulated alternative weekly newspaper in the United States in April 2015.
The Northeast Times is a community newspaper for the coverage of the Northeast Philadelphia region. In 1999, The Northeast Times became a sister publication to The Philadelphia Inquirer as Philadelphia Newspapers acquired its business. However, Philadelphia Media Network sold The Northeast Times to Broad Street Media in 2010, followed by its takeover by the Newspaper Media Group.
The York Dispatch
The York Dispatch is a Pennsylvania paper, which is published from Monday to Friday. The York Dispatch claims to be the oldest surviving newspaper of the York County. It was started in 1876 under the title of The Evening Dispatch. In 1978, the office building of The York Dispatch was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Daily Pennsylvanian
The Daily Pennsylvanian, which is popularly known as The DP, is a college newspaper published independently by the students of the University of Pennsylvania. During the regular session, the paper is published twice a week, while it is published on a daily basis online.
On a weekly basis, The DP publishes an arts and culture magazine titled 34th Street Magazine. Until 2018, the publisher used to print The Weekly Pennsylvanian for parents and alumni.
Explore Clarion is a news website based in Clarion County, Pennsylvania. According to its official Facebook page, Explore Clarion is one stop shop for all “Clarion News, Obituaries, Clarion Events, FREE Classifieds, Restaurant Guide, Business Listings, Clarion Sports, Movie Listings, Clarion Weather and Local Recipes”.
The Herald is a Sharon-based newspaper that covers all news from Mercer County and the Shenango Valley of Pennsylvania. Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. owns the daily newspaper and its website. The first edition of The Herald was published on April 14, 1864.
The website of The Herald features the E-Paper along with Podcast, Videos and news related to COVID-19, Obituaries, Local Events, Celebrations and Public Notices.
The Daily Local News
The Daily Local News is a Chester County-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. It is popular for the interscholastic league coverage in Lancaster and Delaware Counties. The first edition of the daily paper was published in 1872 in West Chester. The 21st Century Media owns the newspaper and its website, which publishes stories in sections like News, Sports, Things To Do, Business, Opinion, Obituaries, Multimedia, Classifieds and Tools among others.
The Altoona Mirror is a Altoona-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. With primary focus on Blair County, The Altoona Mirror was started on June 13, 1874, under the title of The Evening Mirror. Harry E. Slep and George J. Akers were its founders.
The Altoona Mirror also has a website with sections like News, Covid-19, Sports, Opinion, Life, Obituaries, Classifieds, Jobs and Garage Sales among others.
AL DÍA News
AL DÍA News Media is a newspaper and website based in Philadelphia. It primarily serves the Latino community of the United States. Hernán Guaracao has published the first issue of AL DÍA as a monthly eight-page newsletter in 1994. The city was filled with many Spanish-language publications at that time.
The Tribune-Democrat is a Johnstown-based newspaper that publishes five days a week in Pennsylvania. Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. owns the newspaper and its website. It was originally started as a daily called Cambria Tribune in 1853. On May 5, 2020, The Tribune-Democrat dropped its Tuesday and Sunday editions. Pennsylvania counties like Blair, Cambria, Bedford, Indiana, Westmoreland and Somerset are among the area of The Tribune-Democrat’s coverage.
The Sentinel is a Carlisle-based paper, which also covers the Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan area of Pennsylvania. The daily newspaper partnered with abc27 News in 2012 to mutually share the news coverage.
In the same year, The Sentinel started publishing local sections on food, outdoors, health, entertainment, faith and history on a weekly basis, along with a daily opinion page. For the coverage of news related to Harrisburg, The Sentinel publishes a page titled “Capital Region”.
Bucks County Courier Times
The Bucks County Courier Times is a Levittown-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. The first edition of the newspaper was published in 1954, followed by Calkins Newspapers, Inc.’s purchase of the Bristol Courier. Calkins Newspapers merged it with the Levittown Times to make way for The Bucks County Courier Times.
Part of the USA Today group, the website of The Bucks County Courier Times publishes stories in sections like News, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Opinion and Obituaries among others.
Mainline Times is an Ardmore-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. It has a website as well with news sections like Sports, Business, Obituaries, Opinion, Entertainment, Life and Around The Web among others.
The Daily Collegian is a college newspaper independently published by the students of the Pennsylvania State University. It comes twice a week in regular semesters and once a week in the summer season. One can get a free copy of The Daily Collegian from the University Park campus.
The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is a newspaper for the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Jewish Publication and Education Foundation publishes the paper Thursday and distributes for free. The first issue of the newspaper was published on March 8, 1962.
Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh Business Times is part of the American City Business Journals, which is based in Charlotte of North Carolina. The Pittsburgh-based business portal publishes news in categories like Commercial Real Estate, Banking, Technology, Health Care, Residential Real Estate and Energy among others.
The Intelligencer is a Doylestown-based newspaper that publishes six days a week in Pennsylvania. With prime focus on central and northern Bucks County, The Intelligencer also covers Montgomery County. Gannett owns the newspaper and its website.
The Pitt News is a college newspaper published independently by the students of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1910. The Pitt News is published from Monday to Friday during school session and on Wednesday in the summer season.
The Pocono Record is a Stroudsburg-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. The first issue of the newspaper was published on April 2, 1894, under the title of Stroudsburg Daily Times. Part of the USA Today group, The Pocono Record publishes news related to Sports, Entertainment and Lifestyle on its website.
The Observer–Reporter is a Pennsylvania paper for the coverage of Washington County, Greene County, the Mon Valley and Allegheny County. John L. Stewart and E.F. Acheson had established The Observer Publishing Co. on July 24, 1902, to launch the daily newspaper.
Burlington County Times
The Burlington County Times is a Westampton-based newspaper. Gannett owns the newspaper and its website, which features stories in sections like News, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Opinion and Obituaries among others.
The Merciad is a college newspaper published by the students of the Mercyhurst University. The first edition of the Erie-based paper was published in 1929. The weekly newspaper comes for free in a tabloid-sized format on Wednesday.
The Mercury is a Pottstown-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. The daily newspaper has won two Pulitzer Prizes — one is the Spot News Photography category in 1979 and the other in the Editorial Writing category in 1990. The first issue of The Mercury was published in 1931.
Central Penn Business Journal, popularly known as CPBJ, is a newspaper and website based in Pennsylvania. According to the About Us section, CPBJ is owned by BridgeTower Media along with “40 print and digital publications in more than 25 U.S. markets”.
Beaver County Times
The Beaver County Times is a Pennsylvania paper for the coverage of the north-western Pittsburgh region. The first issue of the daily newspaper was published in 1807. According to findmypast.com, The Beaver County Times is believed to be the county’s first newspaper.
The Courier-Express claims to be “your gateway to Tri-County news since 1852” on its official Facebook page. The website of The Courier-Express also hosts its sister publications — The Leader Vindicator and Tri-County Sunday. Apart from Facebook, one can follow The Courier-Express on Twitter as well and read the e-edition on its website.
The Leader Vindicator
The Leader Vindicator is a newspaper for the coverage of Southern Clarion and Northern Armstrong Counties in Pennsylvania. The website of The Leader Vindicator publishes stories in categories like COVID-19, News, Sports, Obits, Opinion, Socials, Living and Classifieds among others.
Tri-County Sunday is a newspaper and website based in DuBois. COVID-19, News, Sports, Obits, Opinion, Local Events, Announcements and Classifieds are among the sections of its website, which also features e-edition of Tri-County Sunday.
Ellwood City Ledger
Ellwood City Ledger is a newspaper and website for the coverage of Ellwood City and Lawrence and Beaver counties in Pennsylvania. It is part of the USA Today group. News, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Opinion and Obituaries are among the sections of its website.
The Times News is a Lehighton-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. The daily newspaper came from the 1883 Mauch Chunk Daily Times and the 1951 Jim Thorpe Times News.
Catholic Standard & Times
The Catholic Standard & Times was a newspaper in Pennsylvania, which is now available as a website. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia used to publish 50 edition of The Catholic Standard & Times in a year. The last issue of the newspaper was published in July 2012.
The Daily American
The Daily American is a newspaper based in Somerset County of Pennsylvania. The daily paper is also popular for its coverage of sports news. The front page of The Daily American features a prayer every day.
Wellsboro Gazette is a newspaper and website based in Wellsboro. On its official Facebook page, Wellsboro Gazette claims to be the “only news organization in the world focused on the Wellsboro and Mansfield area”. COVID-19, News, Sports, Obits, Business, Opinion, Lifestyle and Multimedia are among its website’s sections.
The Meadville Tribune
The Meadville Tribune is a Pennsylvania paper that publishes on a daily basis for the coverage of Meadville and covering Crawford County. CNHI owns the newspaper and its website, which publishes stories in categories like Local Events, Celebrations, Obituaries and Public Notices.
The Herald-Standard is a Uniontown-based newspaper with an estimated circulation of 30,000 copies in Pennsylvania. The daily newspaper and its website is owned by Ogden Newspapers. News, COVID-19, The New Normal, Sports, Community, Law & Order, Opinion, GO! Entertainment and Life & Family are among the sections of its website.
The Indiana Gazette is a Pennsylvania newspaper that publishes on a daily basis. The Ray family founded The Indiana Gazette using its Indiana Printing and Publishing firm in 1890. News, Sports, Community, Leisure and Business are among the sections of its website.
The Press Enterprise
The Press Enterprise is a Bloomsburg-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. Press Enterprise Inc. owns the daily newspaper, which covers Columbia, Montour, Northumberland and Luzerne counties. Peter Kendron is the Managing Editor of The Press Enterprise (2021).
The Bradford Era is a daily newspaper based in McKean county of Pennsylvania. According to the American Newspapers Representatives, the daily paid circulation of Bradford Era is 13,000 copies, with an unpaid circulation of 2,500 copies. Community Media Group, Inc. owns the newspaper, which has Jim Eckstrom as its Executive Group Editor.
The Times Herald
The Times Herald is a Norristown-based newspaper, which was first published on June 15, 1799, under the title of Norristown Gazette. David Sower is the man credited for the foundation of the daily newspaper. News, Sports, Things To Do, Business, Opinion, Obituaries, Multimedia and Lifestyle are among the sections of its website.
The Butler Eagle is a Pennsylvania paper that is published on a daily basis to serve the readers from the Pittsburgh metropolitan county of Butler. News, Sports, Arts/Entertainment, Obituaries, Editorial, Community and Schools are among some of its sections.
Public Opinion is a daily newspaper based in Greater Chambersburg of Pennsylvania. It primarily covers news from Cumberland, Franklin, and Fulton counties of the state. Public Opinion also publishes a weekly publication titled The Advertiser and a monthly magazine called Faith.
New Castle News
The New Castle News is a Pennsylvania paper that publishes from Monday to Saturday. With base in New Castle, the newspaper keeps its focus on Lawrence County. Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. owns The New Castle News.
The New Pittsburgh Courier
The New Pittsburgh Courier is a newspaper that serves the African-American community of Pittsburgh and other parts of Pennsylvania. Real Times owns the weekly newspaper, which was published for the first time in 1966.
Montgomery Media is a newspaper and website based in Fort Washington of Pennsylvania. The Ambler Gazette, The Express, News-Herald, The Review, Souderton Independent and Times Chronicle are some of its publications.
The Express is a newspaper based in Clinton County of Pennsylvania. It has a website as well that publishes news in sections like Sports, Opinion, Life, Obituaries and Classifieds among others. One can read the e-paper and follow The Express on Facebook and Twitter.
The Cecil Whig is a newspaper that publishes twice a week and has a website as well with sections like News, Sports, Obituaries, Opinion, Features, Our Cecil, Business and Cecil People among others. According to Library of Congress, The Cecil Whig has an approximate circulation of 9,000 copies.
The Reporter Online
The Reporter is a Lansdale-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. Journal Register Company owns the newspaper that covers the North Penn Valley, Lansdale Borough, Hatfield Township, Montgomery Township, Hatfield Borough, Towamencin Township, North Wales Borough, Skippack Township, Telford Borough and Souderton Borough.
The Salamanca Press
The Salamanca Press is a sister publication of Bradford Era and the Olean Times Herald. With its base in Cattaraugus County, The Salamanca Press covers all news related to the municipalities of Salamanca, Cattaraugus, Ellicottville, Little Valley and Randolph.
The Weekly Journal
The Weekly Journal is a website that covers all news related to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. According to its About Us section, The Weekly Journal also publishes a “weekly print edition for people living in Puerto Rico”.
The Jewish Exponent serves the Jewish community based in Philadelphia and other parts of Pennsylvania. The weekly newspaper claims to be the second-oldest surviving Jewish paper in the United States. The first issue of The Jewish Exponent was published on April 15, 1887.
The Standard-Speaker is a newspaper and website based in Luzerne County of Pennsylvania. Established in 1866, The Standard-Speaker is a part of The Times-Shamrock newspaper group since 2007. Having started with the title ‘Hazleton Sentinel’, the newspaper became Standard-Sentinel before merging with Plain Speaker to get its current title.
Lebanon Daily News
Lebanon Daily News is a daily newspaper, which is published in afternoon from Monday to Friday and in morning on Saturday and Sunday. MediaNews Group owns Lebanon Daily News and claims to have a daily circulation of up to 50,000 copies.
Philadelphia Weekly is a Wednesday paper of Pennsylvania. The first issue of Philadelphia Weekly was published under the title of The Welcomat in 1971. It was then a sister publication of South Philadelphia Press. Philadelphia Weekly got its current title in 1995.
Times Observer is a newspaper based in Warren County of Pennsylvania. One can read the e-paper of Times Observer on its website, which segregates news in categories like Sports, Opinion, Life, Obituaries, Classifieds and Jobs Garage among others.
Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is a newspaper organisation based in Pennsylvania. The PNA says in its Mission Statement that it works to “advance the business interests of Pennsylvania news media companies” and protect the “free and independent press.”
Temple News (TTN)
The Temple News is a student newspaper published by Temple University. Over 6,000 copies of the weekly newspaper is distributed in the university campus on Tuesday. The Temple News is published by 25 staff members, while over 150 writers contribute from the university.
The Tartan is a college newspaper published by the students of Carnegie Mellon University. It was launched as The Carnegie Tartan in 1906. More than 170 students contribute to The Tartan’s weekly edition. The activities fees collected by students fund the newspaper.
The Progress News
The Progress, which is popularly known as The Clearfield Progress, is a daily newspaper for the coverage of Clearfield in Pennsylvania. In 1913, the newspaper was born from Clearfield Herald. According to Mondo Times, The Progress has a circulation of about 12,000 copies.
The Daily Review
The Daily Review is a Towanda-based newspaper that publishes six days a week in Pennsylvania. On its official Facebook page, The Daily Review claim to serve readers from Bradford County and Sullivan County. News, Sports, Obituaries, Opinion, Multimedia and Arts & Living are some of its website’s sections.
The News-Item is Shamokin-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. Originally started by Times-Shamrock Communications in 1969, The News-Item was acquired by Sample News Group on October 1, 2015. Obituaries, News, Business, Sports, Opinion and Arts & Living are among the sections of its website.
The Triangle is a college newspaper independently published by the students of the Drexel University. News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Comics and Podcasts are among the sections of its website.
The Derrick is a sister publication of The News-Herald newspapers, which are based in the Oil Region of Pennsylvania. Besides providing the e-edition of The Derrick, its website publishes news in categories like Obituaries, Sports, Lifestyles, Blogs, Multimedia, and Classifieds among others.
The Sentinel is a daily newspaper based in the Mifflin and Juniata Counties of Pennsylvania. It also has a website with sections like News, Sports, Opinion, Life, Obituaries, Jobs, Classifieds and Garage Sales among others.
The Record Herald
The Record Herald is a Waynesboro-based newspaper of Pennsylvania. The first edition of the daily was published on July 2, 1894, under the title of Blue Ridge Zephyr. Gannett owns and manages The Record Herald and its website
Pennsylvania has a huge network of newspapers. More than 100 of newspapers publish in the US state. According to Agility PR, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is the most circulated newspaper with primary focus on the western part of Pennsylvania.
Tribune Review is the second most circulated newspaper in Pennsylvania. It primarily covers the Greensburg region of Pittsburgh. Intelligencer Journal with a website called Lancaster Online, The Patriot-News, The Times-Tribune, The Intelligencer, Reading Eagle, The York Dispatch, Berkshire Eagle and Cecil Whig are among other popular newspapers in Pennsylvania.
Despite a huge network and demand, many of the newspapers either closed operations completely or switched to online publication in Pennsylvania. Porcupine’s Gazette, The Carlisle Gazette, The Western Repository Of Knowledge, Kline’s Carlisle Weekly Gazette, The Telegraphe and The Gettysburg Times are some of the most celebrated newspapers of Pennsylvania that are no longer in publication.
Pennsylvania’s most populous city Philadelphia is a hub of state media. The Philadelphia Inquirer is not only the biggest in the city but also in the state. The city is also served by another daily titled Philadelphia Daily News. Philadelphia Tribune is a weekly newspaper that serves the African-American community of Pennsylvania. While The Jewish Exponent is popular among the state’s Jewish community, Al Día is highly popular among the Latino community of Pennsylvania.
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