A morning is complete with a newspaper. Newspaper is one such thing that has retained its popularity even after centuries and has been an inseparable part of our life. It might have seen evolutions owing to the modern technologies but nothing has succeeded in replacing newspapers. Now, online newspapers are very popular as they can be accessed through smartphones or laptops or tablets. They are environment friendly too and provide real time news too.
Newspapers have been playing an important role in spreading news and are considered as one of the effective tools to shape the society and the system. Print media have been the powerful means to express the thoughts and spread awareness in the society as they are the most affordable social media. Here is the list of top 10 most read newspapers in the world 2018, considering both printed and online newspapers across the world.
10. The Daily Telegraph:
This newspaper published from London was found in 1855 by Arthur B. Sleigh. It has been politically conservative and always had right-wing stance. The newspaper also won “Columnist of the Year” consecutively from 2002 to 2004. It was named the “Newspaper of the Year” in 2010 for its coverage of “Scoop of the Year”. The total circulation of The Telegraph that includes The Sunday Telegraph and its website is about 1 million.
9. The Times of India:
This Indian newspaper was found in 1838 and is currently owned by The Times Group. It is one of the oldest newspapers in the country. It was ranked among the world’s six best newspapers by The BBC. This newspaper is also one of the highest circulating newspapers in the world. It ranks high in the most trusted brands in India. The other newspapers by the Times Group are Bangalore Mirror, Delhi Times, The Economic Times, Ei Samay, The Maharashtra Times, Mumbai mirror and others.
8. The Sun:
This newspaper was found in 1964 and currently owned by News UK, a subsidiary of News Corp. It is one of the largest circulating newspapers in the United Kingdom. It has a political alignment with the Conservative party. Its total circulation daily is said to be about 1,859,000. The newspaper has always been the centre of controversies. There are also regional editions for Scotland, Northern Island and the Republic of Ireland.
7. Asahi Shimbun:
It is a Japanese based English daily newspaper that mainly operates in Asia and Japan. It was first published in the year 1879. It is a rather left-leaning newspaper and has morning edition and evening editions. It is one amongst the five national newspapers in Japan and ranks second in terms of circulation in Japan, behind Yomiuri Shimbun.
6. The Wall Street Journal:
This is a business focused daily newspaper, found in 1889. It is based at New York City and is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. It has won 39 Pulitzer Prizes. It has over 2,000 journalists across 51 countries and records over 2,378,800 circulations daily. It is published in many sections including marketplace, money and investing, personal journal, review and mansion. It also brings out a luxury magazine called WSJ Magazine internationally.
5. The Washington Post:
It is an American daily that was founded in 1877, making it one of the oldest extant newspapers. In 2013, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos acquired the newspaper from the long-time owners the Graham Family. About 750 journalists work for this newspaper that is published from Washington, D.C. It records daily circulation of about 474,767 daily and almost the double on Sunday that comes with special sections like Outlook, Art, Travel, TV Week and the Washington Post Magazine.
4. People’s Daily:
It is a Chinese daily owned by the Communist Party of China. It is the biggest newspaper group in China and records a worldwide circulation of about 3 to 4 million daily. It publishes the views and policies of the Party and is considered to be the most authoritative newspaper in China. It also has editions for other 15 languages and The People’s Daily Online is one of the most important news portals of the country. It also publishes trade journals, cosmopolitan titles and business newspapers.
3. The New York Times:
It is an American newspaper, nicknamed as “The Gray Lady” has a popular motto “All the News that’s fit to print”. It has won more than any other news organization, 117 Pulitzer Prizes. It has organized into various sections like News, Editorials/ Opinions, New York, Business, Arts, Science, Styles, Home, sports, Travel and special weekly sections on various topics are also featured. About 1,150 journalists work for this new organization which sees a circulation of about 1,379,806 daily all over the world.
2. The Guardian:
It is a British national daily, a part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by The Scott Trust Limited. It also has a UK online edition and two international websites, Guardian US and Guardian Australia. In the UK, this daily newspaper’s combined print and online editions reach about 9 million readers. It was awarded the Newspaper of the Year in 2014 in British Press Awards.
1. Daily Mail:
It is a British daily newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust. It was the first British paper to sell a million copies a day. It is first in its kind to provide a newspaper for women with features especially for them. It has Conservative political alignment and was had a great impact with respect to mass education in the initial years. It records a daily circulation of about 1,548,340 daily with its print edition.
This list featured the top 10 bestselling and most read newspapers in the world 2018 and there are a lot of hodgepodges about the numbers as the combined print and online circulation can bring the changes in the numbers. However, this list focused on the most read newspaper and be rest assured that this site has more to offer you.