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List updated Feb. 9, 2015, totaling more than 456 newspapers in North America.


Decatur Daily/Private

Montgomery Advertiser/Gannett


Anchorage Daily News/Alaska Dispatch Publishing

Wasilla Frontiersman/Wick


Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff/Lee

Eastern Arizona Courier in Safford/Wick

Green Valley News/Wick

Nogales International/Wick

The (Phoenix) Arizona Republic/Gannett

The Sierra Vista Herald/Wick Communications


The (Little Rock) Arkansas-Democrat/Wehco

Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home/Gannett

Log Cabin Democrat in Conway/Morris Communications

Northwest Arkansas Times


The Argus in Fremont/Bay Area News Group (MNG)

Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek/MediaNews-Digital First

The Daily Review in Hayword/Bay Area News Group (MNG)

Daily Breeze in Torrance/MediaNews – Digital First

Desert Sun in Palm Springs/Gannett

Enterprise Record in Chico/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Times-Standard in Eureka/MediaNews (Digital First Media*)

Fresno Bee/McClatchy

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Lake County Record-Bee/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Lompoc Record/Lee

Los Angeles Times/Tribune

Marin Independent Journal in Novato/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

The Mariposa Weekly Gazette

Modesto Bee/McClatchy

Merced Sun-Star/McClatchy

The Monterey County Herald/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Napa Valley Register/Lee

The Oakland Tribune/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Orange County Register in Santa Ana/Freedom Communications (2100 Trust LLC)

Pasadena Star-News/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Press-Telegram in Long Beach/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Red Bluff Daily News/MediaNews Group (Digital First Media)

Redlands Daily Facts/MediaNews Group (Digital First Media)

Sacramento Bee/McClatchy

Salinas Californian/Gannett

U-T San Diego (San Diego Union-Tribune)/Private

San Jose Mercury News/ MediaNews Group (Digital First Media)

Tri-Valley Herald in Pleasanton/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

The Tribune in San Luis Obispo/McClatchy

San Bernardino County Sun/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

San Jose Mercury News/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Santa Cruz Sentinal/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune in West Covina/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Santa Barbara News-Press/Private

San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers

Santa Maria Times/Lee

San Mateo County Times/Media News (Digital First Media)

The Record in Stockton/Dow Jones

Tulare Advance-Register/Gannett

The Ukiah Daily Journal/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

The Reporter in Vacaville/MediaNews (Digital First Media*)

Times-Herald in Vallejo/MediaNews (Digital First Media*)

Visalia Times-Democrat/Gannett

Whittier Daily News/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Daily Democrat in Woodland/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Record Searchlight in Redding/E.W. Scripps Co.

Ventura County Star/E.W. Scripps Co.

*Selected MediaNews-Digital First dailies have dropped paywalls on Mondays in markets where Monday editions are no longer being printed.


Daily Camera in Boulder/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Daily Record in Canon City/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

The Denver Post/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Fort Collins Coloradoan/Gannett

Fort Morgan Times/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction/Seaton

Journal-Advocate in Sterling/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

The Tribune in Greeley/Swift

The Mountain Mail in Salida (five-day-a-week)/Private

The Pueblo Chieftain/Private


Journal Inquirer in Manchester/Private

Meridan Record-Journal/Private

The Day in New London/Private (Premium content)

The Bulletin in Norwich/GateHouse

Republican-American in Waterbury/Private

New Haven Register/21st Century Media

The Chronicle in Willimantic/Private

The Hartford (Conn.) Courant/Tribune Publishing


News Journal in Wilmington/Gannett

Delaware County Daily Times/21st Century Media


Brandenton Herald/McClatchy

Charlotte Sun in Port Charlotte/Sun Newspapers

News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla./Gannett

South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale/Tribune

Key West Citizen/Cooke Communications

(Melbourne) Florida Today/Gannett

Miami Herald/McClatchy

Orlando Sentinel/Tribune

Palm Springs Daily News/Cox

Palm Springs Post/Cox

Pensacola News Journal/Gannett

Tallahassee Democrat/Gannett

Naples Daily News/E.W. Scripps Co.

Scripps Treasure Coast/E.W. Scripps Co.

District of Columbia

The Washington Post/Private (Jeff Bezos)


Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Cox (Website free; premium content for iPad users)

Augusta Chronicle/Morris

Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus/McClatchy

The Telegraph in Macon/McClatchy


The Honolulu Star-Advertiser/Black Press


Blackfoot Morning News/Private

(Boise) Idaho Statesman/McClatchy

Coeur d' Alene Press/Private

Post Register in Idaho Falls/Private

Lewiston Tribune/Private

Moscow-Pullman Daily News/Private

Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa/Pioneer

Idaho State Journal in Pocatello/Pioneer

Rexburg Standard-Journal/Pioneer

Bonner County Daily Bee in Sandpoint/Private

Times-News in Twin Falls/Lee


Daily Herald in Arlington Heights/Paddock

Belleville News-Democrat/McClatchy

Pantagraph in Bloomington/Lee

Canton Daily Ledger/GateHouse

Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale/Lee

Times-Courier in Charleston/Lee

Chicago Sun-Times/Private

Chicago Tribune/Tribune

Herald & Review in Decatur/Lee

Register-Mail in Galesburg/GateHouse

Journal-Standard in Freeport/GateHouse

The Daily Register in Harrisburg

The Lincoln Courier/GateHouse

Mattoon Journal-Gazette/Lee

Pekin Times/GateHouse

Journal Star in Peoria/GateHouse

Quincy Herald-Whig/Quincy Newspapers

Rockford Register-Star/GateHouse

The State Journal-Register in Springfield/GateHouse


Herald Bulletin in Anderson/CNHI

Herald Republican in Angola/KPC Media Group

The Star in Auburn/KPC Media Group

News Sun in Kendallville/KPC Media Group

Indianapolis Star/Gannett

Journal and Courier in Lafayette/Gannett

The Star Press in Muncie/Gannett

Palladium-Item in Richmond/Gannett

Spencer Evening World/Private

Times-Union in Warsaw/Private

Evansville Courier & Press/E.W. Scripps Co.

South Bend Tribune/Shurz Communications


Tribune in Ames/Stephens Media

Quad City Times in Davenport/Lee

Des Moines Register/Gannett

Iowa City Press-Citizen/Gannett

Globe-Gazette in Mason City/Lee

Muscatine Journal/Lee

Sioux City Journal/Lee

The Courier in Waterloo/Lee

The Burlington Hawkeye/Harris


Hays Daily News

Hutchinson News/Harris

Leavenworth Times/GateHouse

The Manhattan Mercury/Seaton

Ottawa Herald/Harris

Morning Sun in Pittsburg/GateHouse

Wichita Eagle/McClatchy


Advocate-Messenger in Danville/Schurz

News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown/Landmark

Lexington Herald Leader/McClatchy

Courier-Journal in Louisville/Gannett

Jessamine Journal in Nicholsville/Schurz

Interior Journal in Stanford/Schurz

Winchester Sun/Schurz


Town Talk in Alexandria/Gannett

Daily Advertiser in Lafayette/Gannett

The News Star in Monroe/Gannett

Daily World in Opelousas/Gannett

Shreveport Times/Gannett


Times Record in Brunswick/private

Ellsworth American (weekly)


The (Baltimore) Sun/Tribune

Carroll County Times/Landmark

Cecil Whig in Elkton/Chesapeake

Easton Star-Democrat/Chesapeake

The Enterprise in Lexington Park, Md. (twice weekly)/Southern Maryland Newspapers

The (Waldorf) Maryland Independent (twice weekly)/Southern Maryland Newspapers

The Recorder, Prince Frederick, Md. (twice weekly)/Southern Maryland Newspapers


The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

The Boston Globe/Private (John Henry)

Cape Cod Times/Dow Jones

The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover/Community Newspaper Holdings

Sentinel and Enterprise in Fitchburg/MediaNews-Digital First

Standard-Times in New Bedford/Dow Jones

The Sun in Lowell/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

North Adams Transcript/MediaNews-Digital First

Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton/NNE

Telegram & Gazette in Worcester/NYT


The Daily Telegram in Adrian/GateHouse

Battle Creek Enquirer/Gannett

The Detroit News/MediaNews Group

The Holland Sentinel/GateHouse

Lansing State Journal/Gannett

Times Herald of Port Huron/Gannett

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News/GateHouse

Traverse City Record-Eagle/CNHI


Crookston Times/GateHouse

Free Press in Mankato/CNHI

Star Tribune in Minneapolis/Private

Rochester Post-Bulletin/Private

St. Cloud Times/Gannett

St. Paul Pioneer Press/MediaNews Group

Winona Daily News/Lee


Sun Herald in Biloxi/McClatchy

The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus/Private

Hattiesburg American/Gannett

The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson/Gannett


Booneville Daily News/GateHouse

Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau/Rust

Lake Sun in Camdenton/GateHouse

Columbia Daily Tribune/Private

Hannibal Courier-Post/GateHouse

The Examiner in Independence/GateHouse

Kansas City Star/McClatchy

Springfield News-Leader/Gannett


Billings Gazette/Lee

Bozeman Daily Chronicle/Pioneer

Montana Standard in Butte/Lee

Great Falls Tribune/Gannett

Ravalli Republic in Hamilton/Lee

Helena Independent Record/Lee

Missoulian in Missoula/Lee

Sidney Herald/Wick


Alliance Times-Herald/Seaton

Beatrice Daily Sun/Lee

Columbus Telegram/Lee

Fremont Tribune/Lee

Lincoln Journal Star/Lee

Omaha World-Herald/World Media Enterprises


Nevada Appeal in Carson City/Swift

Elko Daily Free Press/Lee

Lahontan Valley News in Fallon/Swift

Record-Courier in Gardnerville/Swift

Reno Gazette-Journal/Gannett

New Hampshire

Eagle Times in Claremont/Private

Concord Monitor/NNE

Foster's Daily Democrat in Dover/Private

The Citizen in Laconia/Private

New Hampshire Union-Leader in Manchester/Private

The Telegraph in Nashua/NNE

Portsmouth Herald/Dow Jones

The Keene Sentinel/Private

New Jersey

Asbury Park Press/Gannett

The Press of Atlantic City/Private

Courier-Post in Cherry Hill/Gannett

Home News Tribune in East Brunswick/Gannett

The Daily Record in Morristown/Gannett

(Newton) New Jersey Herald/Quincy Newspapers

Courier News in Somerville/Gannett

The Daily Journal in Vineland/Gannett

Burlington County Times in Willingboro, N.J./Calkins Media

The Trentonian in Trenton/21st Century Media

New Mexico

Albuquerque Journal/Private

Alamogordo Daily News/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Carlsbad Current-Argus/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Deming Headlight/MediaNews-Digital First

The Daily Times in Farmington/MediaNews(Digital First Media)

Las Cruces Sun-News/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Los Alamos Monitor (five-day-a-week)-Landmark Community

Ruidoso News/MediaNews-Digital First

Santa Fe New Mexican (March 2013)/Private

Silver City Sun-News/MediaNews-Digital First

New York

Times Union in Albany/Hearst Newspapers

Daily Freeman in Kingston/21st Century Media

Auburn Citizen/Lee

Press and Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton/Gannett

Buffalo News/Berkshire-Hathaway

Messenger Post in Canandaigua/GateHouse

The Leader in Corning/GateHouse

Star-Gazette in Elmira/Gannett

Glen Falls Post-Star/Lee

Hornell Evening Tribune/GateHouse

Ithaca Journal/Gannett

Times Herald-Record in Middletown/Dow Jones

Newsday in Melville/Cablevision

The New York Times/NYT

Poughkeepsie Journal/Gannett

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle/Gannett

The Daily Gazette in Schenectady/Private

Observer-Dispatch in Utica/GateHouse

Wellsville Daily Reporter/GateHouse

News Journal in Westchester County/Gannett

North Carolina

Asheville Citzen-Times/Gannett

Charlotte Observer/McClatchy

The Independent Tribune in Concord (tri-weekly)/World Media Enterprises

Daily Advance in Elizabeth City/Cooke Communications

Fayetteville Observer/Private

Goldsboro News Argus/Private

Daily Courier in Forest City/Paxton

Daily Reflector in Greenville/Cooke Communications

Daily Dispatch in Henderson/Paxton

Hickory Daily Record/World Media Enterprises

News-Topic in Lenoir/Paxton

McDowell News/World Media Enterprises

Mooresville Tribune/World Media Enterprises

News Journal in Raeford/(weekly)/Private

News & Observer in Raleigh/McClatchy

Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald/Wick

Rocky Mount Telegram/Cooke Communications

Sanford Herald/Paxton

Statesville Record and Landmark/World Media Enterprises

Wilson Daily Times/Private

Winston-Salem Journal/World Media Enterprises

The Herald-Sun in Durham/Paxton Media Group LLC

North Dakota

Wahpeton Daily New/Wick


The Morning Journal in Lorain/21st Centruy Media

The News-Herald in Willoughby/21st Century Media

The Akron Beacon Journal/Black Press

Suburbanite in Akron/GateHouse

Telegraph-Forum in Bucyrus/Gannett

The Repository in Canton/GateHouse

Chillicothe Gazette/Gannett

Cincinnati Enquirer/Gannett

Columbus Dispatch/Private

Coshocton Tribune/Gannett

News-Messenger in Fremont/Gannett

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette/Gannett

The Lima News/Ohio Community News**

News Journal in Mansfield/Gannett

The Marion Star/Gannett

The Independent in Massillon/GateHouse

The Times-Reporter in New Philadelphia/GateHouse

The Advocate in Newark/Gannett

News Herald in Port Clinton/Gannett

The Blade in Toledo/Block Communications

Times Recorder in Zanesville/Gannett

**Paywall, which was put in place when Freedom Communications owned The News before selling it to OCN in May 2012, can be avoided if reader participates in Google Consumer Surveys.


The Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore/GateHouse

News-Star in Shawnee/GateHouse

Tulsa World/Private


Albany Democrat-Herald/Lee

Ashland Daily Tidings/Dow Jones

The Bulletin in Bend/Private

The World in Coos Bay/Lee

Corvallis Gazette-Times/Lee

Klamath Falls Herald and News/Pioneer

Medford Mail-Tribune/Dow Jones

Ontario Argus Observer/Wick

News-Review in Roseburg/Swift

Statesman Journal in Salem/Gannett


The Mercury in Pottstown/21st Century Media

Daily Local News in West Chester/21st Century Media

Morning Call in Allentown/Tribune

Bedford Gazette/Private

Bloomberg Press-Enterprise/Private

Public Opinion in Chambersburg/MediaNews-Digital First

Erie Times-News/Privately held

The Evening Sun in Hanover//MediaNews-Digital First

The Standard-Speaker in Hazleton/Shamrock

Wayne Independent in Honesdale/GateHouse Media

The Daily News in Huntingdon/Private

Lancaster Newspapers/Private

Lebanon Daily News/MediaNews-Digital First

Oil City Derrick/Private

Philadelphia Daily News/Interstate General Media

The Philadelphia Inquirer/Interstate General Media

Pocono Record/Dow Jones

Republican-Herald in Pottstville/Shamrock

Morning Times in Sayre/Private

The Times-Tribune in Scranton/Shamrock

News-Item in Shamokin/Shamrock

Centre Daily Times in State College/McClatchy

The Daily Review in Towanda/Shamrock

Waynesboro Record Herald/GateHouse

York Daily Record/MediaNews-Digital First

York Dispatch/MediaNews-Digital First

Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown, Pa./Calkins Media

The Intelligencer in Doylestown, Pa./Calkins Media

Rhode Island

Newport Daily News/Private

Providence Journal/A.H. Belo

South Carolina

Beaufort Gazette/McClatchy

Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C./Evening Post Publishing Co.

The State in Columbia/McClatchy

Greenville News/Gannett

Island Packet in Hilton Head Island/McClatchy

Sun News in Myrtle Beach/McClatchy

Times and Democrat in Orangeburg/Lee

The Herald in Rock Hill/McClatchy

Anderson Independent-Mail/E.W. Scripps Co.

South Dakota

Rapid City Journal/Lee

Argus Leader in Sioux Falls/Gannett


Chattanooga Times Free Press/Wehco Media, Inc.

Daily Post-Athenian in Athens/Private

Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville/Gannett

Jackson Sun/Gannett

Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro/Gannett

Nashville Tennessean/Gannett

Commercial Appeal in Memphis/E.W. Scripps Co.

The Oak Ridger in Oak Ridge/GateHouse

Knoxville News Sentinel/E.W. Scripps Co.

The Greenville Sun/ Jones Media Inc. 

The Daily Post Athenian/ Jones Media Inc.

The Daily Times in Maryville/ Jones Media Inc.

The Plain Talk in Newport/ Jones Media Inc. 


The Monitor in McAllen/AIM Media Texas LLC

Odessa American/AIM Media Texas LLC

Valley Morning Star in Harlingen/AIM Media Texas LLC

The Brownsville Herald/AIM Media Texas LLC

El Paso Times/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Star-Telegram in Fort Worth/McClatchy

Houston Chronicle/Hearst

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal/Morris

Temple Daily Telegram/Private

Waco Tribune-Herald/Robinson Media

Wichita Falls Times Record News/E.W. Scripps

Corpus Christi Caller-Times/E.W. Scripps Co.

Abilene Reporter-News/E.W. Scripps Co.

San Angelo Standard-Times/E.W. Scripps Co.


Logan Herald Journal/Pioneer

The Spectrum in St. George/Gannett


Barre-Montpelier Times Argus/Mitchell

Bennington Banner/MediaNews-Digital First

Brattleboro Reformer/MediaNews-Digital First

Burlington Free Press/Gannett

Rutland Herald/Mitchell


Daily Progress in Charlottesville/World Media Enterprises

Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg/Private

Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg

News and Advance in Lynchburg/World Media Enterprises

Daily Press in Newport News/Tribune

Progress-Index in Petersburg/Shamrock

Richmond Times-Dispatch/World Media Enterprises (Premium content)

The News Leader in Staunton/Gannett

Winchester Star/Byrd Newspapers

Washington state

Bellingham Herald/McClatchy

Ellensburg Daily Record/Pioneer

Tri-City Herald in Kennewick/McClatchy

The Daily News in Longview/Lee

Skagit Valley Herald in Mount Vernon/Pioneer

Olympian in Olympia/McClatchy

Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles/Sound Publishing

Seattle Times/Private

News Tribune in Tacoma/McClatchy

Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Wash./E.W. Scripps Co.

West Virginia

Charleston Daily Mail/MediaNews (Digital First Media)

Dominion Post in Morgantown/Private


Post-Crescent in Appleton/Gannett

Baraboo News Republic/Lee

Beaver Dam Daily Citizen/Lee

Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire/Private

The Reporter in Fond du Lac/Gannett

Green Bay Press-Gazette/Gannett

Kenosha News/Private

LaCrosse Tribune/Lee

Wisconsin State Journal in Madison/Lee

Capital Times in Madison/Lee

Herald Times Reporter in Manitowoc/Gannett

Marshfield News-Herald/Gannett

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/Private

Oshkosh Northwestern/Gannett

Portage Daily Register/Lee

Journal Times in Racine/Lee

Sheboygan Press/Gannett

Stevens Point Journal/Gannett

Wausau Daily Herald/Gannett

Wisconsin Rapids Tribune/Gannett


Casper Star Tribune/Lee

Gillette News Record/Private

Rocket-Miner in Rock Springs/Private

Sheridan Press/Seaton

National/international newspapers

International New York Times/NYT

The Financial Times/Pearson

The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones

Canadian newspapers

Calgary Sun/Sun Media

Edmonton Sun/Sun Media

The Hamilton Spectator/Torstar

Fredericton Daily Gleaner/Brunswick News

Montreal Gazette/Postmedia

Le Journal de Montreal/Sun Media

London Free Press/Sun Media

Moncton Times & Transcript/Brunswick News

National Post/Postmedia

Ottawa Citizen/Postmedia

Ottawa Sun/Sun Media

Le Journal de Quebec/Sun Media

St. John Telegraph-Journal/Brunswick News

Toronto Globe and Mail/Private

Toronto Star/Torstar (in 2013)

Toronto Sun/Sun Media

Vancouver Province/Postmedia

Vancouver Sun/Postmedia

Victoria Times-Colonist/Glacier Media

Winnipeg Sun/Sun Media

*Postmedia said all of its papers will launch a metered paywall in 2013. Those papers include the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Regina Leader-Post, the Star Phoenix in Saskatoon and the Windsor Star.