Top newspapers on Facebook

The number of fans for each of the top 100 U.S. newspapers (and selected other papers) on Facebook. Last updated Dec. 13. 2012.

See also: Top TV stations on Facebook.

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Circ. Rank Newspaper Fans 8/10 Fans 2/11 Fans 3/11 Fans 4/11 Fans 5/11 Fans 6/11 Fans 7/11 Fans 8/11 Fans 9/11 Fans 12/13/12 % growth # growth
3 New York Times 686,401 1,090,316 1,144,706 1,208,452 1,275,247 1,379,005 1,438,637 1,481,012 1,574,711 2,550,342 62.0% 975,631
1 Wall Street Journal 109,322 192,730 203,541 241,803 265,080 295,511 316,203 330,053 349,080 632,090 81.1% 283,010
5 Washington Post 57,842 108,697 126,970 170,475 179,343 189,500 196,043 201,835 208,592 481,055 130.6% 272,463
4 Los Angeles Times 15,880 33,209 38,792 49,590 62,498 75,111 86,102 97,447 111,931 376,631 236.5% 264,700
2 USA Today 23,308 41,830 44,335 49,344 53,430 58,405 62,809 66,705 70,945 308,002 334.1% 237,057
14 Denver Post 24,612 42,198 46,498 52,375 57,069 60,742 66,115 74,394 86,379 193,514 124.0% 107,135
NA Honolulu Star-Advertiser 3,939 5,101 6,590 11,421 15,698 19,830 24,714 28,249 31,049 121,272 290.6% 90,223
27 Boston Globe 3,776 36,113 38,815 41,356 43,711 46,284 49,337 51,291 53,688 76,125 41.8% 22,437
7 New York Post 6,599 13,043 15,189 17,409 19,394 22,468 24,668 26,857 28,888 65,141 125.5% 36,253
9 Chicago Tribune 16,911 26,729 28,300 29,482 31,015 32,759 34,707 36,254 38,116 57,200 50.1% 19,084
28 St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3,095 7,227 8,897 9,573 10,332 15,074 16,864 17,773 20,153 46,564 131.1% 26,411
15 Arizona Republic 14,721 21,775 22,030 28,885 29,384 29,886 32,197 32,999 33,500 44,068 31.5% 10,568
47 Miami Herald 6,587 13,199 14,057 16,049 17,314 18,620 19,837 20,800 22,084 40,294 82.5% 18,210
35 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 5,698 10,916 11,893 13,173 14,281 15,358 16,473 17,616 18,680 39,145 109.6% 20,465
76 Palm Beach Post 8,241 14,357 15,526 16,836 17,891 19,129 20,321 21,227 22,431 37,044 65.1% 14,613
NA El Paso Times   26,108 27,118 27,731 28,243 28,623 29,098 29,411 29,832 35,876 20.3% 6,044
13 Newsday 4,371 8,373 9,598 11,040 12,329 13,419 14,660 15,523 17,126 34,829 103.4% 17,703
8 San Jose Mercury News 4,704 9,362 9,940 10,805 11,561 12,360 15,790 16,472 17,352 34,541 99.1% 17,189
97 La OpiniĆ³n (Los Angeles) 1,176 1,576 1,662 1,760 1,830 1,918 2,018 2,103 2,170 34,489 1489.4% 32,319
6 Daily News 5,872 9,780 10,451 11,503 12,652 13,812 15,021 15,942 17,329 33,369 92.6% 16,040
NA Chattanooga Times Free Press       10,132 13,520 14,900 15,921 16,813 18,328 30,953 68.9% 12,625
54 Times-Picayune 10,384 13,971 14,455 15,082 15,491 16,204 16,794 17,341 17,955 30,884 72.0% 12,929
33 Indianapolis Star 3,867 6,868 7,324 7,740 8,017 8,331 8,704 9,138 10,275 30,238 194.3% 19,963
84 Lexington Herald-Leader 955 1,335 1,533 3,218 3,881 4,688 5,119 5,680 6,962 28,170 304.6% 21,208
21 Detroit Free Press 4,850 7,713 8,548 9,236 10,091 11,037 11,819 13,003 14,670 28,037 91.1% 13,367
26 Star-Ledger 5,503 8,390 8,693 9,217 9,713 10,333 11,031 11,554 12,756 25,357 98.8% 12,601
25 San Francisco Chronicle 6,158 11,091 11,693 12,479 13,052 13,769 14,511 15,066 15,736 24,701 57.0% 8,965
60 Austin American-Statesman 4,569 8,433 9,364 10,172 10,928 11,744 12,815 13,321 14,053 24,649 75.4% 10,596
38 Baltimore Sun 4,311 7,236 7,715 8,268 8,750 9,195 9,692 10,480 12,187 23,603 93.7% 11,416
19 Seattle Times 2,651 4,171 4,606 5,075 5,545 6,132 6,697 7,263 8,142 23,304 186.2% 15,162
17 Dallas Morning News 3,086 4,500 4,953 5,287 5,729 6,203 6,911 7,369 8,499 22,830 168.6% 14,331
36 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 4,270 6,984 7,364 7,741 8,059 8,422 9,691 11,937 15,227 22,707 49.1% 7,480
74 Florida Times-Union 1,484 3,633 4,516 5,217 5,845 6,539 7,305 8,043 8,655 22,342 158.1% 13,687
73 Des Moines Register 8,639 11,039 11,374 11,739 12,130 12,439 12,814 14,585 14,934 22,215 48.8% 7,281
52 Detroit News 6,240 8,738 9,080 9,448 9,842 10,255 10,697 11,073 11,733 21,908 86.7% 10,175
61 Tennessean 6,079 11,969 12,252 12,560 12,912 13,207 13,568 13,960 14,251 21,741 52.6% 7,490
63 Investor’s Business Daily (Los Angeles) 2,353 4,729 5,074 5,512 5,847 6,184 6,535 6,824 7,089 21,400 201.9% 14,311
10 Houston Chronicle 4,291 7,201 7,663 8,147 8,686 9,738 10,603 11,127 11,653 21,255 82.4% 9,602
NA Amarillo Globe-News       10,315 11,621 12,693 13,296 13,605 14,314 21,240 48.4% 6,926
NA Cedar Rapids Gazette   5,626 6,067 6,917 7,543 10,302 11,532 12,107 12,678 21,181 67.1% 8,503
71 Birmingham News 5,624 8,499 8,959 9,403 10,106 10,697 11,204 11,538 11,928 20,827 74.6% 8,899
90 Press-Register (Mobile) 5,624 8,499 8,959 9,403 10,106 10,697 11,204 11,538 11,928 20,827 74.6% 8,899
40 Orlando Sentinel 4,215 6,099 6,405 6,777 7,327 8,343 9,848 10,972 11,700 19,816 69.4% 8,116
58 San Antonio Express-News 6,148 8,793 8,950 9,090 9,197 9,444 9,700 10,467 10,786 19,146 77.5% 8,360
79 Dayton Daily News 2,749 5,360 5,876 6,376 6,840 7,314 8,414 8,839 9,418 18,428 95.7% 9,010
49 South Florida Sun-Sentinel 4,717 7,548 7,859 8,586 8,993 9,404 9,861 10,268 10,867 18,257 68.0% 7,390
20 Chicago Sun-Times 1,502 2,948 3,306 3,741 4,288 4,802 5,534 6,205 6,927 17,375 150.8% 10,448
16 Star Tribune 3,313 4,138 4,313 4,534 4,793 5,188 5,586 5,936 6,235 17,268 177.0% 11,033
83 Knoxville News Sentinel 7,643 8,688 8,827 8,996 9,233 9,440 9,850 10,443 10,661 16,571 55.4% 5,910
37 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 3,281 10,093 10,189 10,325 10,454 10,657 10,959 11,165 11,377 16,345 43.7% 4,968
50 Columbus Dispatch 3,376 4,829 5,181 5,545 5,867 6,404 6,798 7,215 8,074 16,109 99.5% 8,035
NA Evansville Courier & Press       10,997 11,323 11,657 11,955 12,303 12,633 16,017 26.8% 3,384
43 Cincinnati Enquirer 1,651 2,380 2,635 2,917 3,124 3,361 3,628 3,846 4,133 15,550 276.2% 11,417
31 St. Paul Pioneer Press 3,089 7,226 7,570 7,861 8,083 8,373 8,834 9,131 9,385 15,531 65.5% 6,146
72 Salt Lake Tribune 806 2,196 2,898 3,840 4,606 5,332 5,887 6,477 7,079 14,310 102.1% 7,231
24 San Diego Union-Tribune 2,364 3,560 3,818 4,245 4,497 4,796 5,184 5,439 5,753 14,189 146.6% 8,436
41 Buffalo News 852 2,088 2,246 2,478 2,690 2,895 3,081 3,232 3,450 14,083 308.2% 10,633
34 Orange County Register 3,075 4,925 5,130 5,399 6,444 8,462 8,807 9,106 9,427 13,801 46.4% 4,374
92 The Times of Northwest Indiana 2,734 4,697 5,075 5,294 5,539 5,939 6,169 6,340 6,557 13,696 108.9% 7,139
68 Asbury Park Press 2,615 3,931 4,154 4,392 4,549 4,784 5,140 5,410 5,849 13,431 129.6% 7,582
95 Post and Courier (Charleston) 652 2,150 2,398 2,694 2,994 3,318 4,425 4,811 5,281 13,360 153.0% 8,079
NA York Daily Record     3,549 3,725 3,927 4,100 4,955 5,212 6,142 13,311 116.7% 7,169
48 Las Vegas Review-Journal 2,713 3,729 3,915 4,109 4,286 4,509 4,885 5,374 6,015 13,283 120.8% 7,268
66 Richmond Times-Dispatch 4,412 6,393 6,638 6,950 7,231 7,488 7,843 8,043 8,534 13,021 52.6% 4,487
67 Toledo Blade 2,452 5,229 5,651 5,904 6,203 6,552 7,038 7,439 7,820 12,707 62.5% 4,887
45 Charlotte Observer 3,315 4,831 5,100 5,408 5,637 5,980 6,323 6,537 6,846 12,676 85.2% 5,830
80 Morning Call 3,197 4,752 5,142 5,320 5,506 5,785 6,076 6,354 6,761 12,400 83.4% 5,639
23 Oregonian 2,050 3,833 4,115 4,517 4,835 5,150 5,589 5,894 6,180 12,210 97.6% 6,030
29 Kansas City Star 1,632 2,650 2,873 3,105 3,327 3,573 3,885 4,048 4,396 11,992 172.8% 7,596
NA Erie Times-News   2,474 2,653 2,924 3,239 3,529 3,777 4,067 4,342 11,919 174.5% 7,577
57 Hartford Courant 1,751 3,229 3,393 3,597 3,714 3,837 4,019 4,215 4,536 11,564 154.9% 7,028
85 Arizona Daily Star 474 658 971 1,173 1,300 1,464 1,716 1,897 2,068 11,183 440.8% 9,115
NA Gazette (Colorado Springs) 1,414 2,098 2,208 2,379 2,505 2,637 2,779 2,924 3,159 11,143 252.7% 7,984
30 Sacramento Bee 2,491 4,021 4,326 4,709 4,971 5,329 5,686 5,985 6,281 11,069 76.2% 4,788
44 Virginian-Pilot 4,160 5,833 6,020 6,239 6,478 6,694 7,028 7,250 8,050 11,009 36.8% 2,959
42 Louisville Courier-Journal 2,335 5,983 6,173 6,342 6,538 6,757 6,979 7,175 7,365 10,822 46.9% 3,457
82 Akron Beacon Journal 1,718 2,210 2,287 2,389 2,482 2,585 2,906 3,363 4,153 10,750 158.8% 6,597
22 St. Petersburg Times 4,325 5,045 5,170 5,303 5,425 5,610 5,789 5,996 6,270 10,737 71.2% 4,467
NA Alton Telegraph           4,453 4,924 5,446 5,888 10,522 78.7% 4,634
62 Boston Herald 1,354 4,259 4,565 4,759 4,966 5,218 5,568 5,744 6,003 10,341 72.3% 4,338
NA Worcester Telegram & Gazette         2,537 2,561 2,814 3,071 3,410 9,721 185.1% 6,311
77 Grand Rapids Press 4,564 5,425 5,590 5,745 5,859 5,981 6,151 6,426 7,060 9,715 37.6% 2,655
NA Oakland Tribune   2,066 2,220 2,475 2,670 2,866 3,048 3,193 3,426 9,691 182.9% 6,265
96 Journal News (White Plains) 1,795 2,960 3,167 3,466 3,677 3,922 4,369 4,871 5,351 9,580 79.0% 4,229
98 Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era 652 1,183 1,540 1,968 2,199 2,511 2,934 3,295 3,647 9,515 160.9% 5,868
NA Contra Costa Times   1,782 1,887 2,040 2,130 2,242 5,354 5,446 5,542 9,341 68.5% 3,799
100 State (Columbia, S.C.) 893 1,963 2,295 2,712 3,044 3,400 3,811 4,063 4,376 9,260 111.6% 4,884
94 Advocate (Baton Rouge)   1,464 1,568 1,659 1,756 1,938 2,300 2,932 3,561 9,210 158.6% 5,649
32 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2,690 3,527 3,907 4,200 4,451 4,686 4,908 5,176 5,474 9,193 67.9% 3,719
99 Roanoke Times   2,981 3,232 3,707 4,036 4,312 4,625 4,921 5,395 9,167 69.9% 3,772
11 Philadelphia Inquirer 1,796 2,753 2,903 3,128 3,323 3,582 3,874 4,120 4,474 8,965 100.4% 4,491
46 Fort Worth Star-Telegram 1,721 2,667 2,838 3,005 3,213 3,509 3,789 3,967 4,229 8,773 107.4% 4,544
55 Omaha World-Herald 1,157 2,760 3,056 3,322 3,538 3,759 4,291 4,459 4,566 8,423 84.5% 3,857
65 Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester) 1,324 1,808 1,923 2,070 2,172 2,343 2,488 2,604 2,706 8,344 208.4% 5,638
70 Riverside Press-Enterprise 1,590 2,147 2,224 2,359 2,494 2,703 2,906 3,063 3,255 8,208 152.2% 4,953
53 Tampa Tribune 1,469 2,229 2,383 2,583 2,718 2,879 3,041 3,343 3,711 7,947 114.1% 4,236
81 Tulsa World 2,429 3,285 3,554 3,671 3,854 4,070 4,309 4,579 4,846 7,833 61.6% 2,987
93 News Tribune (Tacoma) 2,649 3,660 3,838 3,996 4,194 4,351 4,493 4,658 4,843 7,707 59.1% 2,864
89 News Journal (Wilmington) 1,782 2,167 2,294 2,419 2,506 2,585 2,689 2,769 3,249 7,172 120.7% 3,923
91 Post-Standard (Syracuse) 2,130 3,122 3,245 3,387 3,495 3,630 3,754 4,022 4,235 7,153 68.9% 2,918
NA Sarasota Herald-Tribune 2,948 4,180 4,360 4,536 4,661 4,812 4,963 5,078 5,190 6,911 33.2% 1,721
64 Commercial Appeal 2,215 2,717 2,829 2,954 3,149 3,336 3,503 3,612 3,739 5,955 59.3% 2,216
69 Fresno Bee 1,978 2,816 2,940 3,070 3,177 3,348 3,531 3,654 3,829 5,894 53.9% 2,065
NA Sioux City Journal                 2,426 5,417 123.3% 2,991
78 Providence Journal 1,604 2,730 2,965 3,226 3,307 3,380 3,445 3,474 3,528 5,376 52.4% 1,848
12 Philadelphia Daily News 1,557 2,167 2,234 2,367 2,503 2,623 2,789 2,889 3,047 5,372 76.3% 2,325
NA Twin Falls Times-News     1,390 1,455 1,661 2,002 2,193 2,446 2,608 5,083 94.9% 2,475
88 Wisconsin State Journal 662 1,537 2,153 2,434 2,611 2,759 2,889 2,970 3,078 4,741 54.0% 1,663
18 Cleveland Plain Dealer 1,041 1,444 1,532 1,638 1,758 1,889 2,011 2,124 2,243 4,579 104.1% 2,336
39 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 233 532 648 711 1,001 1,260 1,507 1,704 1,953 4,083 109.1% 2,130
51 Record (Hackensack) 609 829 858 921 1,035 1,126 1,248 1,327 1,484 3,776 154.4% 2,292
NA Grand Island Independent   1,187 1,218 1,339 1,399 1,478 1,542 1,565 1,621 3,568 120.1% 1,947
NA Appleton Post-Crescent       1,287 1,348 1,476 1,549 1,616 1,692 3,371 99.2% 1,679
86 Albuquerque Journal 575 800 865 941 1,009 1,091 1,303 1,445 1,590 3,361 111.4% 1,771
87 Los Angeles Daily News 453 548 618 704 765 848 951 1,077 1,211 3,015 149.0% 1,804
56 Oklahoman 1,213 1,471 1,512 1,555 1,618 1,661 1,703 1,733 1,769 2,548 44.0% 779
75 Daily Herald (Arlington Heights) 804 1,109 1,418 1,195 1,235 1,264 1,317 1,357 1,406 2,454 74.5% 1,048
59 The News & Observer (Raleigh) 1,769 2,312 2,446 2,619 2,829 2,955 3,118 3,241 3,368 821 -75.6% -2,547