Region Focus

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.

PaperOwnerSunday Circulation
Washington PostWashington Post960,684
Baltimore Sun  Tribune

401,918

Charlotte ObserverMcClatchy

274,125

Virginian-Pilot
(Hampton Roads, Va.)
Landmark

225,730

Richmond Times-DispatchMedia General 219,595
Raleigh News & ObserverMcClatchy213,878
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 Post111,273

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

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