Advertising Age Data Center
TOP 25 NEWSPAPER COMPANIES
Ranked by total net U.S. newspaper revenue in 2005
RANKNEWSPAPER NET REVENUE
20052004COMPANY2005% CHGTOP NEWSPAPERGROSS REVENUE
1 1 Gannett Co. $5,662.5 7.6 USA Today $663.8
2 2 Tribune Co. 4,072.7 -0.9 Los Angeles Times 1,195.4
3 3 The New York Times Co. 3,174.7 1 The New York Times 1,935.6
4 4 McClatchy Co. 2,929.1 2.1 Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 397
5 5 Advance Publications 2,238.8 -2 The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) 480.6
6 6 Hearst Corp. 1,521.0 -2.7 Houston Chronicle 625
7 9 Cox Enterprises 1,400.0 20.7 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 462.5
8 7 MediaNews Group 1,347.0 2.5 San Jose Mercury News 233
9 8 Dow Jones & Co. 1,187.2 -1.8 The Wall Street Journal 847.4
10 10 Lee Enterprises 1,164.6 3.7 St. Louis Post-Dispatch 302.3
11 11 The Washington Post Co. 876.9 0.1 The Washington Post 813.6
12 12 Belo 817.8 5.6 The Dallas Morning News 508.4
13 13 Freedom Communications 790 3.9 Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) 324.9
14 14 E.W. Scripps Co. 729 3.5 Rocky Mountain News 241.6
15 15 Copley Press 611.7 -0.7 San Diego Union-Tribune 400.5
16 16 Media General 587.8 3.8 Tampa Tribune 211.9
17 17 Journal Register Co. 538 -1.3 New Haven Register 83
18 18 Community Newspaper Holdings 500.8 -0.4 Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.) 40.1
19 20 Morris Communications Co. 465.1 2.1 Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) 172
20 19 Sun-Times Media Group 457.9 -1.4 Chicago Sun-Times 341
21 22 Harte-Hanks 440.4 13.2 PennySaver/S. Calif. shoppers NA
22 21 Philadelphia Media Holdings 425 -4.3 Philadelphia Inquirer 386.3
23 23 GateHouse Media 384.5 3.1 Enterprise (Brockton, Mass.) 25.9
24 25 Landmark Communications 351.9 1.3 The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) 176.4
25 26 Journal Communications 339 0 Milwaukee Sentinel 251.4
Notes: Dollars in millions. Newspaper net revenue considered estimates and largely obtained from public documents. "Top newspaper" by gross revenue from BIA Financial Network.