Region Focus

2006

 

Summer 2006

Short Takes

The 10 Largest Newspapers in the Fifth District*

With the purchase of the Charlotte Observer and The State, McClatchy Co. (holdings in bold) now owns the largest newspapers in the Carolinas, adding to a portfolio that previously was led by the Raleigh News & Observer.

Paper Owner Sunday Circulation
Washington Post Washington Post 960,684
Baltimore Sun   Tribune

401,918

Charlotte Observer McClatchy

274,125

Virginian-Pilot
(Hampton Roads, Va.)
Landmark

225,730

Richmond Times-Dispatch Media General  219,595
Raleigh News & Observer McClatchy 213,878
The State (Columbia, S.C.) McClatchy

140,362

Greenville News (S.C.)    Gannett

114,312

Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press, Inc.

112,042

Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) Evening Post 111,273

Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations, as of March 31, 2006
*USA Today is based in McLean, Va., but its market is national.