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Top 25 U.S Newspapers on Facebook 2022

Top 25 U.S. Newspapers on Facebook

While Google PageRank is a reliable indicator of a news outlet’s credibility on the Internet, it provides little information about its popularity among readers. As far as “Likes” go, you can trust just Facebook.

This list of the top 25 U.S. newspapers, sorted by the number of Facebook Friends (‘Likes’) each newspaper has, was compiled via a process of trial and error. 

You may be surprised by how difficult some of the top 25 make it to discover the Facebook 


Pages for their newspapers.

The New York Times New York Times

Likes: 781,655

Back in 1851, when it first opened its doors, The New York Times promised its readers that it would convey the news without resorting to sensationalism and would do it with restraint and objectivity for only one penny. 

The Wall Street Journal

Likes: 140,515

The Wall Street Journal is well-known for its coverage of the news, which has won multiple awards, its information on business and finance, which provides a more in-depth look at economics than the majority of other newspapers, and its editorial section, which has always been considered to be distinct from the other sections of the newspaper.

The Washington Post

Likes: 68,152

Along with The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post is often considered to be among the best daily newspapers in the United States. 

The Denver Post

Likes: 30,690

The Denver Post is the largest newspaper in Colorado. In addition to news, the paper also includes sections on sports, business, opinion, and entertainment. 

USA TodayFlag

Likes: 28,332

USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, Gannett. Founded by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982, it operates from Gannett’s corporate headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

The Los Angeles Times

Likes: 20,715

With more than 40 million unique visits each month to, the Los Angeles Times is the biggest metropolitan daily newspaper in the United States. It’s Sunday print readership is 1.6 million, and its combined print and online local weekly viewership are 4.4 million.

The Chicago Tribune

Likes: 19,448Chicago

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper that is published in Chicago. It is one of the top newspapers in the United States and has been, for a very long time, the preeminent and occasionally combative voice of the Midwest.

The Arizona Republic

Likes: 18,002

Phoenix, Arizona is the home of the daily publication of the American newspaper known as The Arizona Republic. The most widely distributed newspaper in Arizona, it can be found all throughout the state. 

The New York Post

Likes: 8,087

The New York Post (NY Post) is a right-leaning tabloid publication distributed daily in the Big Apple. The Post also runs the websites,, and, all of which focus on celebrity news and entertainment, respectively.

The San Francisco Chronicle

Likes: 8,051

Located in Northern California, the San Francisco Bay Area is the primary readership for the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1865, when brothers Charles and Michael H. de Young were teenagers, they started a newspaper called The Daily Dramatic Chronicle.

The New York Daily News

Likes: 7,376

The New York Daily News, or simply the Daily News, is a daily published in Jersey City, New Jersey, that serves the New York metropolitan area. In 1919, Joseph Medill Patterson established the publication as the Illustrated Daily News. 

The Cleveland Plain DealerCleveland

Likes: 5,996

Cleveland, Ohio’s (and the United States) primary newspaper is called “The Plain Dealer.” Since March 2013, when its circulation rated 17th daily and 15th on Sunday, it has fallen to rank 23rd in the autumn of 2019. 

The Houston Chronicle

Likes: 5,486

When it comes to daily newspapers in Houston, Texas, the United States, the Houston Chronicle stands head and shoulders above the competition. As of April 2016, it ranks third in the United States after The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times in terms of Sunday circulation.

The San Jose Mercury News

Likes: 5,417

Locals in San Jose, California (and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area) remember The Merc by its previous name, The Mercury News, a morning daily newspaper. With a daily readership of 611,194 as of March 2013, it was the sixth biggest newspaper in the United States.

The Detroit Free Press

Likes: 5,379

Daily circulation of the Detroit Free Press exceeds that of any other publication in the city. Sunday’s edition is called the Sunday Free Press. 


Likes: 5,092

The American newspaper Newsday is distributed all throughout the New York metropolitan region, but especially in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island.

St. Petersburg TimesSt. Petersburg Times

Likes: 4,538

Until 2011, locals in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, received their news from a publication known simply as the St. Petersburg Times. It has received fourteen Pulitzer Prizes since 1964, and in 2009 it became the only publication in history to win two in a single year.

The StarTribune

Likes: 3,563

The Star Tribune is Minnesota’s most widely read publication. In 1867, the Minneapolis Tribune was established, and in 1920, the Minneapolis Daily Star was established as a competitor.

The Dallas Morning News

Likes: 3,498

The Dallas Morning News, published every day, is a newspaper read by an average of 65,369 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas. The Galveston Daily News’s satellite edition, the Galveston Daily News Herald, was created on October 1, 1885, by Alfred Horatio Belo.

The Seattle Times

Likes: 3,112

A daily newspaper published in Seattle, Washington, The Seattle Times is read widely across the city and surrounding areas. It began operations in 1891, and the Blethen family has owned it since 1896. 

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Likes: 2,822

The San Diego Union-Tribune is a metropolitan daily newspaper that has been running continuously since the year 1868. It is published in San Diego, California.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Likes: 2,100

The Philadelphia Inquirer is a daily newspaper published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. Its headquarters are located in Philadelphia.

The Oregonian

Likes: 1,890

The Oregonian, published in Portland and owned by Advance Publications, is a daily newspaper. It was first published as a weekly on December 4, 1850, by Thomas J. Dryer, and has been published daily since 1861, making it the oldest continuously published newspaper on the west coast of the United States.

The Chicago Sun-TimesChicago

Likes: 1,837

Located in Chicago, Illinois (USA), the Sun-Times is a daily newspaper. With a readership that is behind only the Chicago Tribune, it serves as CPM’s flagship publication.

The Oakland Tribune

Likes: 1,132

Bay Area News Group (BANG), a division of MediaNews Group, publishes the Oakland Tribune, a weekly newspaper in Oakland, California. The Tribune, first published in 1874, is now one of the most widely read newspapers in the country.

Take Away

You might be pleased to see that most of the Top 25 had some kind of social media integration on their home pages. 

Almost all of the newspapers’ front pages have direct links to either Twitter or Facebook, and many also incorporate several Facebook features, allowing readers to “Like” articles and sign in with their social media identities.


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