Average Readers : 9,101
The Yomiuri Shimbun (讀賣新聞/読売新聞) (lit. Reading-selling Newspaper or Selling by Reading Newspaper) is a conservative Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. It is one of the five major newspapers in Japan; the other four are the Asahi Shimbun, the Chunichi Shimbun (Tokyo Shimbun) the Mainichi Shimbun, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The headquarters is in Otemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo.
Boasts an overwhelming share in South Kanto.
It is a newspaper that represents Tokyo and is based on conservatism. It is one of Japan’s leading newspapers, along with the Osaka-based liberal (Third way) Asahi Shimbun and the Nagoya-based Social democratic Chunichi Shimbun.
It is published by regional bureaus, all of them subsidiaries of The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, Japan’s largest media conglomerate by revenue and the second largest media conglomerate by size behind Sony, which is privately held and controlled, directly and indirectly, by the Shōriki family – descendants and relatives of Matsutarō Shōriki. The Holdings has been owned by the family since Matsutarō Shōriki’s purchase of the newspaper in 1924 (currently owning a total of 45.26% stock); despite its control, the family is not involved in its executive operations.
Founded in 1874, the Yomiuri Shimbun is credited with having the largest newspaper circulation in the world as of 2019, having a morning circulation of 7.7 million as of June 2020. The paper is printed twice a day and in several different local editions.
Yomiuri Shimbun established the Yomiuri Prize in 1949. Its winners have included Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami.
Average Readers : 6,866
Dainik Jagran (lit. transl. daily awakening) is an Indian Hindi language daily newspaper. It was ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in India by circulation in 2016. In 2019 Quarter 4, according to Indian Readership Survey, Dainik Jagran reported a total readership of 6.86 crore (68.6 million) and was the top publication. It is owned by Jagran Prakashan Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
Average Readers : 3,166
Dainik Bhaskar is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper owned by the Dainik Bhaskar Group. According to Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is ranked 4th in the world by circulation and is the largest newspaper in India by circulation. Started in Bhopal in 1958, it expanded in 1983 with the launch of Dainik Bhaskar’s Indore edition. Today, Dainik Bhaskar Group is present in 12 States with 65 editions in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.
Average Readers : 6,480
The Asahi Shimbun (朝日新聞, IPA: [asaçi ɕiꜜmbɯɴ], lit. ‘morning sun newspaper’, English: Asahi News) is one of the four largest newspapers in Japan. Founded in 1879, it is also one of the oldest newspapers in Japan and Asia. Its circulation, which was 5.16 million for its morning edition and 1.55 million for its evening edition as of June 2020, was second behind that of the Yomiuri Shimbun. By print circulation, it is the third largest newspaper in the world behind the Yomiuri, though its digital size trails that of many global newspapers including The New York Times.Its publisher, The Asahi Shimbun Company, is a media conglomerate with its registered headquarters in Osaka. It is a privately held family business with ownership and control remaining with the founding Murayama and Ueno families.
According to the Reuters Institute Digital Report 2018, public trust in the Asahi Shimbun is the lowest among Japan’s major dailies, though confidence is declining in all the major newspapers.The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five largest newspapers in Japan along with the Yomiuri Shimbun, the Mainichi Shimbun, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Chunichi Shimbun.
Average Readers : 3,073
Reference News (Chinese: 参考消息; pinyin: Cānkǎo Xiāoxī) is a Chinese newspaper. Founded in 1931, it is ranked 7th in the world by circulation and 1st in China.Reference News was first published on 7 November 1931. It is published by Xinhua News Agency (formerly Red China News Agency, 1931–1937). As the Chinese government’s official news agency, Xinhua translates and re-publishes articles by foreign news agencies. Before the 1980s, it was the only official channel for the Chinese public to have a glimpse of the outside world. The paper is also published in the Uyghur, Kazakh, Korean, and Mongolian languages for ethnic minority groups in China.
Reference News was at first available only to cadres and their families, but it was made available to the entire Chinese public in the face of increasing competition, and subsequently its circulation dropped from 11 million in 1980 to 4 million in 1985.
The Times of India
Average Readers : 2,836
The Times of India (also known by its abbreviation TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper and digital news media owned and managed by The Times Group. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and largest selling English-language daily in the world. It is the oldest English-language newspaper in India, and the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation, with its first edition published in 1838. It is nicknamed as “The Old Lady of Bori Bunder”, and is an Indian “newspaper of record”.Near the beginning of the 20th century, Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, called The Times of India “the leading paper in Asia”. In 1991, the BBC ranked The Times of India among the world’s six best newspapers.It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (B.C.C.L.), which is owned by the Sahu Jain family. In the Brand Trust Report India study 2019, The Times of India was rated as the most trusted English newspaper in India. Reuters rated The Times of India as India’s most trusted media news brand in a survey.
Average Readers : 2,935
Amar Ujala is a founded in 1948 Hindi-language daily newspaper published in India. It has 21 editions in six states and two union territories covering 180 districts. It has a circulation of around two million copies. The 2017 Indian Readership Survey reported that with 46.094 million it had the 4th-largest daily readership amongst newspapers in India. It has a circulation of 26 lakh copies daily as per the latest ABC Survey.
Amar Ujala was founded in Agra in 1948. In 1994, Amar Ujala, along with another Hindi daily, shared nearly 70 per cent of the Hindi newspaper readership in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Amar Ujala sold 4.5 lakh copies through its five editions.Amar Ujala publishes a daily 16- to 18-page issue, as well as supplements focusing on matters such as careers, lifestyle, entertainment and women.
Average Readers : 2,729
The Nikkei, formally The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (日本経済新聞, lit. “Japan Economics Newspaper”), is the flagship publication of Nikkei, Inc. (based in Tokyo) and the world’s largest financial newspaper, with a daily circulation exceeding three million. The Nikkei 225, a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has been calculated by the newspaper since 1950.The roots of the Nikei Yomiuri’s career started with an in-house newspaper department of Mitsui & Company in 1876 when it started publication of Chugai Bukka Shimpo (literally Domestic and Foreign Commodity Price Newspaper), a weekly market-quotation bulletin. The department was spun out as the Shokyosha in 1882. The paper became daily (except Sunday) in 1885 and was renamed Chugai Shōgyō Shimpo in 1889. It was merged with Nikkan Kōgyō and Keizai Jiji and renamed Nihon Sangyō Keizai Shimbun in 1942. The paper changed its name to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun in 1946.It is one of the four national newspapers in Japan; the other three are The Asahi Shimbun, the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Mainichi Shimbun.
Average Readers : 2,603
The People’s Daily (Chinese: 人民日报; pinyin: Rénmín Rìbào) is the largest newspaper group in China. The paper is an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In addition to its main Chinese-language edition, it has editions in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Tibetan, Kazakh, Uyghur, Zhuang, Mongolian, and other minority languages in China. The newspaper provides direct information on the policies and viewpoints of the CCP.
Average Readers : 2,600
USA Today (stylized in all uppercase) is an American daily middle-market newspaper and news broadcasting company. Founded by Al Neuharth on September 15, 1982, USA Today operates from Gannett’s corporate headquarters in Tysons, Virginia. Its newspaper is printed at 37 sites across the United States and at five additional sites internationally. Its dynamic design influenced the style of local, regional, and national newspapers worldwide through its use of concise reports, colorized images, informational graphics, and inclusion of popular culture stories, among other distinct features.With a weekly print circulation of 726,906, a digital-only subscriber base of 504,000, and an approximate daily readership of 2.6 million, USA Today is ranked first by circulation on the list of newspapers in the United States. It has been shown to maintain a generally centrist audience, in regards to political persuasion. USA Today is distributed in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and an international edition is distributed in Asia, Canada, Europe, and the Pacific Islands.
Average Readers : 2,452
The Chunichi Shimbun (中日新聞, Chūnichi Shinbun, Central Japan News) is a Japanese daily “broadsheet” newspaper published in mostly Aichi Prefecture and neighboring regions by Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Based in Nagoya, one of Japanese three major metropolitan areas, it boasts the third circulation after the group newspaper Total Yomiuri Shimbun and The Asahi Shimbun. Even the Chunichi Shimbun alone exceeds the number of copies of the Sankei Shimbun. The newspaper is dominant in its region, with a market penetration approaching 60 percent of the population of Aichi Prefecture. The Chunichi Shimbun group also publishes the Tokyo Shimbun the Chunichi Sports, and the Tokyo Chunichi Sports newspapers. The group’s combined circulation is more than 4 million, In 2020, the number of circulations was 2,724,823. meaning it ranks third in Japan behind the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Asahi Shimbun.
This is Japan’s largest leftist newspaper and the world’s largest social democratic newspaper. It is positioned as a representative newspaper of Nagoya along with the Yomiuri Shimbun of Tokyo and the Asahi Shimbun of Osaka.
It is also the owner of the Chunichi Dragons baseball team.
Average Readers : 2,410
Hindustan Dainik or ”Hindustan” is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. According to Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is ranked 13th in the world by circulation and 6th in India. Madan Mohan Malaviya launched it in 1936. It is published by Hindustan Media Ventures Limited. Earlier it was part of HT Media Ltd group, which spun off its Hindi business into a separate company named Hindustan Media Ventures Limited in December 2009.It ranks as the second largest-read daily in the country. Hindustan has 21 editions across the Hindi belt. They are spread across Delhi, Haryana (Faridabad), Bihar (Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea), Jharkhand (Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Moradabad, Aligarh, and Kanpur) and Uttarakhand (Dehradun, Haridwar, Haldwani). Apart from these, the paper is also available in key towns like Mathura, Saharanpur, Faizabad. The major editions of Hindustan are available online in epaper format.
Average Readers : 2,343
Malayala Manorama is a morning newspaper in Malayalam published from Kottayam, Kerala, India by the Malayala Manorama Company Limited. Currently headed by Mammen Mathew; it was first published as a weekly on 22 March 1888, and currently has a readership of over 20 million (with a circulation base of over 2.4 million copies). It is also the second oldest Malayalam newspaper in Kerala in circulation, after Deepika, which is also published from Kottayam. Manorama also publishes an online edition.According to World Association of Newspapers, as of 2016, it was the fourteenth most circulated newspaper in the world. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) 2013 figures, it is the third largest circulating newspaper in India (behind The Times of India and Dainik Jagran) and the largest circulating newspaper in Kerala.
The Wall Street Journal
Average Readers : 2,379
The Wall Street Journal, also known as The Journal or WSJ, is an American business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City, with international editions also available in Chinese and Japanese. The Journal, along with its Asian editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.The Wall Street Journal is one of the largest newspapers in the United States by circulation, with a circulation of about 2.834 million copies (including nearly 1,829,000 digital sales) as of August 2019, compared with USA Today’s 1.7 million. The Journal publishes the luxury news and lifestyle magazine WSJ, which was originally launched as a quarterly but expanded to 12 issues in 2014. An online version was launched in 1995, which has been accessible only to subscribers since it began.: 37 It is regarded as a newspaper of record, particularly in terms of business and financial news. The newspaper has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes (as of 2019). The editorial pages of The Journal are typically American conservative in their position. The Journal’s editorial board has promoted views that are at odds with the scientific consensus on climate change, acid rain, and ozone depletion, as well as on the health dangers of passive smoking, pesticides, and asbestos.
Average Readers : 2,220
Bild (or Bild-Zeitung, literally Picture; [bɪlt]) is a German tabloid newspaper published by Axel Springer SE. The paper is published from Monday to Saturday; on Sundays, its sister paper Bild am Sonntag (“Bild on Sunday”) is published instead, which has a different style and its own editors. Bild is tabloid in style but broadsheet in size. It is the best-selling European newspaper and has the sixteenth-largest circulation worldwide. Bild has been described as “notorious for its mix of gossip, inflammatory language, and sensationalism” and as having a huge influence on German politicians. Its nearest English-language stylistic and journalistic equivalent is often considered to be the British national newspaper The Sun, the second-highest-selling European tabloid newspaper.
The New York Times
Average Readers : 2,134
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership. It was founded in 1851, by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones, and was initially published by Raymond, Jones & Company. The Times has since won 132 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any newspaper, and has long been regarded within the industry as a national “newspaper of record”. It is ranked 18th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the U.S.The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded. It has been governed by the Sulzberger family since 1896, through a dual-class share structure after its shares became publicly traded. A. G. Sulzberger and his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.—the paper’s publisher and the company’s chairman, respectively—are the fifth and fourth generation of the family to head the paper.Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials, sports, and features. Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York (metropolitan), Business, Sports, Arts, Science, Styles, Home, Travel, and other features. On Sundays, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review (formerly the Week in Review), The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
Average Readers : 1,880
Guangzhou Daily or Guangzhou Ribao (simplified Chinese: 广州日报; traditional Chinese: 廣州日報; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu Rìbào), also known as Canton Daily, is the official newspaper of the Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (中共广州市委). Established on December 1, 1952, the newspaper is owned by the Guangzhou Daily Newspaper Group (广州日报报业集团), which also runs other newspapers and magazines such as China Business News (第一财经日报) and South Reviews (南风窗).
Guangzhou Daily, published the Guangzhou Daily Agency, has been closed three times and resumed three times, the last resumption was on February 26, 1972, when it was resumed as Guangzhou Post (广州报).
Average Readers : 1,853
The Nanfang Daily (traditional Chinese: 南方日報; simplified Chinese: 南方日报; pinyin: Nánfāng rìbào), also known as Southern Daily and Nanfang Ribao, is the official newspaper of the Guangdong provincial committee of the Chinese Communist Party. The paper was established in Guangzhou on October 23, 1949.On October 15, 1949, Ye Jianying arrived in Guangzhou, surrounded and disarmed all speculators, and arrested more than ten journalists for re-education. The premises and equipment of the Kuomintang’s Central Daily were immediately seized and taken over. The paper was changed to Nanfang Daily, first published on October 23.The newspaper is eponymous to the more lively and commercial Southern Metropolis Daily and part of the giant Nanfang Daily Newspaper Group. In March 2018, Nanfang Daily won the Third National Top 100 Newspapers in China.
An article from Brown University pointed out that Nanfang Daily has superior reporting and a somewhat higher level of frankness than many mainstream press outlets of the People’s Republic of China.
Average Readers : 1,912
Rajasthan Patrika is an Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper. It was founded by Karpoor Chandra Kulish in 1956 and published as Rajasthan Patrika in Delhi and Rajasthan, and as Patrika in 9 other states.As per Indian Readership Survey 2013, Rajasthan Patrika emerged as the fourth most-read Hindi language newspaper in India, and Patrika emerged sixth.