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Pittsburgh newspapers and Pittsburgh newspaper list

Introduction to Pittsburgh News Media.

Pittsburgh is a city in Pennsylvania, a state in the U.S. As per 2019 data, the city had an estimated population of 300,286, making it the 66th largest in the United States and the second-most populous city in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is situated at the confluence of Monongahela River and Allegheny River, which forms Ohio River. Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, hence it is also known as the “City of Bridges”. It was ranked as the second-most livable city in the U.S. by the Economist’s Global Liveability Ranking in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014.

History of Pittsburgh Newspapers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, founded by John Scull and Joseph Hall, is the first newspaper published in the west of the Allegheny Mountains. The first issue of the newspaper was printed on July 29, 1786. Back then, it was published as a weekly newspaper with four pages using a wooden press. In 1787, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette even printed the newly-adopted Constitution of the country.

It has been renamed several times before sticking to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The newspaper was initially known as the Gazette. When Morgan Neville became its editor in 1828, he renamed it to Pittsburgh Gazette and Manufacturing and Mercantile Advertiser. Within a year, the newspaper was bought by David McClean, who changed its name back to the Gazette.

Major Publications

At present, there is one major newspaper in the city – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. From five editions a week in 2018 to three per week in 2019, the newspaper has reduced its periodicity to twice a week in 2021. Another newspaper, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has now shifted to a digital only format. Both the newspapers are known for its several investigative and in-depth news reports.

There are also weekly newspapers such as Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Catholic, Pittsburgh Business Times, The New People, The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh and the New Pittsburgh Courier among others.

Pittsburgh newspapers and websites’ list

Here below we present you a list of some of the most prominent newspapers and websites operating in Pittsburgh. With this list of prominent Pittsburgh newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these Pittsburgh based mediahouses.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh newspapers 1 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is a broadsheet newspaper owned by Block Communications. It serves metropolitan Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania. Established as Pittsburgh Gazette on July 29, 1786, it was the first newspaper to be published west of the Allegheny Mountains. Initially, it was a weekly four-page newspaper. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette got its current name in 1927. The newspaper ceased its daily print publication in 2018, opting for twice a week publication. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also has a news website.

Pittsburgh newspapers 1 Pittsburgh Post Gazette website

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Online

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Android App

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette iOS App

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh newspapers 2 Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is a defunct daily newspaper that was published in the broadsheet format in Pittsburgh. It is currently available as a website. The second-largest daily of metropolitan Pittsburgh is owned by Tribune-Review Publishing Company.

Digital Media Presence

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review became available exclusively on digital medium from December 1, 2016. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories and articles into different sections such as arts & entertainment, sports, real estate, lifestyles, local, news, obituaries and opinion among others. It is also available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also offers mobile applications for both Android and iOS devices.

Origin And History

It was established on August 22, 1811, and was known as Greensburg Gazette. After a slew of mergers and name changes, in 1889, it became Greensburg Daily Tribune. In 1955, Greensburg Gazette merged with Greensburg Morning Review to become Greensburg Tribune-Review.

Other Publications

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a conservative editorial stance. Besides its flagship publication, Tribune-Review Publishing Company owns several weekly community newspapers and websites like TribLive.com and TribTotalMedia.com. Tributaries was the first digital platform launched by the company in 1995. In 1998, it was relaunched as PittsburghLIVE.com and was later renamed TribLIVE.com.

Pittsburgh newspapers 2 Pittsburgh Tribune Review website

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Online

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ePaper

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Android App

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review iOS App

Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh newspapers 3 Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh City Paper is an alternative weekly of Pittsburgh published in the tabloid format. Owned by Eagle Media Corp, its first issue was published in 1990. Distributed free of cost every Wednesday, it has circulation across the Greater Pittsburgh area. It has a left political stance. Pittsburgh City Paper also has a news website with sections such as food & drink, arts & entertainment, events, views and many more.

Pittsburgh newspapers 3 Pittsburgh City Paper website

Pittsburgh City Paper Online

Commercial Journal

Commercial Carrier Journal is a news website with its headquarters in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Launched in 1991, it is a privately held firm. “For over 100 years, CCJ has been delivering industry insights, business solutions and equipment news to help trucking companies thrive and prosper,” it states on LinkedIn. The portal has sections such as trucks, business, technology and workforce among others. It is also available on Twitter.

Pittsburgh newspapers 4 Commercial Journal website

Commercial Journal Online

Observer Reporter

Pittsburgh newspapers 5 Observer Reporter

The Observer–Reporter is a Pittsburgh-based newspaper that covers all news related to the Mon Valley, Washington County and Greene County. Observer Publishing Company, which was established on July 24, 1902, owns the daily newspaper.

Pittsburgh newspapers 5 Observer Reporter website

Observer Reporter Online

Observer Reporter ePaper

Observer Reporter Android App

Observer Reporter iOS App

The Beaver County Times

Pittsburgh newspapers 6 The Beaver County Times

The Beaver County Times is a newspaper that serves the north-western suburbs of Pittsburgh on a daily basis. Michael Weyland had started the newspaper in 1909. In 1946, S. W. Calkins bought the newspaper operations and merged it with Aliquippa Gazette.

Pittsburgh newspapers 6 The Beaver County Times website

The Beaver County Times Online

The Beaver County Times ePaper

The Beaver County Times Android App

The Beaver County Times iOS App

The Jewish Chronicle

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle is a community newspaper that is published on every Thursday in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. The Pittsburgh Jewish Publication and Education Foundation owns the weekly newspaper.

Pittsburgh newspapers 7 The Jewish Chronicle website

The Jewish Chronicle Online

The Jewish Chronicle ePaper

University Times

The University Times is a Pittsburgh-based newspaper that is published by the University of Pittsburgh on a bi-weekly basis. The first edition of the newspaper was published in 1968. Apart from the college faculty, one could get a copy of The University Times from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as well.

Pittsburgh newspapers 8 University Times website

University Times Online

University Times ePaper

Butler Eagle

Pittsburgh newspapers 9 Butler Eagle

The Butler Eagle is a Butler-based newspaper that publishes on a daily basis in Pennsylvania. In 1903, Butler County Observer and the original Butler Eagle had merged to make the way for the paper. Conservative Wise family owns The Butler Eagle since its beginning.

Pittsburgh newspapers 9 Butler Eagle website

Butler Eagle Online

Butler Eagle ePaper

Pittsburgh Courier

Pittsburgh newspapers 10 Pittsburgh Courier

The Pittsburgh Courier is a Pittsburgh-based news website that published as a weekly newspaper until October 22, 1966. It serves the African-American community of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1907.

Pittsburgh newspapers 10 Pittsburgh Courier website

Pittsburgh Courier Online

Pittsburgh Courier ePaper

Pittsburgh Current

The Pittsburgh Current is a Wednesday paper in Pittsburgh. Distributed for free, the weekly newspaper covers all news related to arts and the local region. Charlie Deitch established The Pittsburgh Current to promote Freedom of press in 2018. He had accused his former employer, Pittsburgh City Paper, of censorship.

Pittsburgh newspapers 11 Pittsburgh Current website

Pittsburgh Current Online

Pittsburgh Catholic

The Pittsburgh Catholic is a community newspaper in Pittsburgh. It is published on a weekly basis by the Roman Catholic Diocese. The Pittsburgh Catholic self-proclaims to be the oldest surviving Catholic paper in the United States. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1844.

Pittsburgh newspapers 12 Pittsburgh Catholic website

Pittsburgh Catholic Online

Pittsburgh Catholic ePaper


The Almanac is a newspaper based in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. It publishes on a weekly basis and serves the northern Washington County of Pennsylvania as well. Observer Publishing Company owns The Almanac, which is distributed for free to the doorsteps of the residents.

Pittsburgh newspapers 13 Almanac website

Almanac Online

Almanac ePaper


Pittsburgh had only two major daily newspaper papers until 2016. Even though Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review are still the most prominent ones in the city, a number of daily publications started in Pittsburgh off late.

While Tribune-Review moved to a digital only publishing business in 2016, The Post-Gazette reduced its frequency to five days a week in 2018. In 2021, The Post-Gazette became a biweekly publication.

Alternative Newspapers

The city is served by several alternative papers like Pittsburgh City Paper, The New People and Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle. The New People is published on a weekly basis by Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice. New Pittsburgh Courier is the biggest ethnic newspaper in Pittsburgh, while Zajedni?ar serves the readers of the Croatian language.

College Papers

The Pitt News is the most popular college newspaper in Pittsburgh. The financially independent newspaper is published by the students of the University of Pittsburgh. Add to this, the students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law publish the world’s only legal news publication, JURIST, in Pittsburgh.

The Duquesne Duke, The (CMU) Tartan, University Times and The (PPU) Globe are other college newspapers that are in publication in Pittsburgh.

Online Papers

The Incline and NEXTPittsburgh are the biggest online-only publications in Pittsburgh. However, the ongoing health crisis has forced many of the newspapers go online across the United States. Many of the conventional newspapers of Pittsburgh also suspended its print publication.

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