Top 12 Arizona Newspapers

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The majority of readers have inevitably moved on from newspapers to digital news outlets – websites, social media, live streaming, etc. However, traditional print media in Arizona is still kicking with no fewer than 85 individual running newspapers.
Even though printing factories have slowly shrank and consolidated to 10 major printers, more than half a million newspapers are delivered to subscribed homes and newstands all around the state. All major newspapers also maintain their own digital hub, many of which have established themselves as the main source of news and information in their respective communities.
If you want to advertise in the sunniest state in the country, you should get to know the local press. Below we’ve broken down the 12 most popular newspapers in Arizona.

The Arizona Republic

AZ Central

  • Serves: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Publishes on: Daily
  • Print circulation: 130,000 (2018)
  • Monthly web visits: 11.4 million
  • Founded in: 1890
  • Current owner: Gannett
  • Executive Editor: Greg Burton – greg.burton@azcentral.com
  • Editorial Director: Phil Boas – phil.boas@arizonarepublic.com

The Arizona Republic is the largest newspaper in the state. It was acquired by Gannett in 2000, bringing it under the hat of USA Today and local television KPNX, which is NBC’s Phoenix affiliate. Together with KPNX, the Arizona Republic publishes digitally under the AZ Central brand name – http://www.azcentral.com

The main categories on the website are Local, Sports, Things to do, Business, Travel, Politics, Nation / World, Obituaries, E-edition, but there is a huge list of secondary categories to browse and target.

East Valley Tribune

East Valley Tribune

  • Serves: East Valley area – Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Tempe, Arizona
  • Publishes on: Sunday
  • Print circulation: 140,000
  • Monthly web visits: 297 thousand
  • Founded in: 1891
  • Current owner:Times Media Group
  • Executive Editor: Paul Maryniak – pmaryniak@timespublications.com

East Valley Tribune is heavily focused on the Arizona communities to the east of Phoenix. Formerly a daily newspaper, the publication now only goes out on Sunday and distributes more than 80% of its copies to subscribed homes. Apart from the newspaper, there is a GetOut publication that features local events and things to do in the Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Queen Creek communities.

Online, you’ll find it at http://www.eastvalleytribune.com, where each city has its own dedicated section:

  • The Mesa Tribune
  • Scottsdale Progress
  • The Chandler Arizonan
  • Gilbert Sun News

The other main categories include Sports, Best of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa, respectively, Digital Edition, Business Directory, Jobs and Obituaries. In 2009, the Tribune received the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for the work of Paul Giblin and Ryan Gabrielson.

Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star

  • Serves: Tucson, Southern Arizona
  • Publishes on: Daily
  • Print circulation: 100,000 (estimate)
  • Monthly web visits: 2 million
  • Founded in: 1879
  • Current owner: Lee Enterprises
  • Senior Editor: Debbie Kornmiller – dkornmiller@tucson.com

The Arizona Daily Star is the biggest daily newspaper, serving Tucson and the immediate area. From 2019, the physical printing is performed at the The Arizona Republic factories in Phoenix, which is owned by the Gannett corporation. This move was forced upon both companies as printed media dwindles in popularity in favor for digital news channels.
You’ll find the Arizona Daily Star only at the Tucson.com website – https://tucson.com/, which has a considerable traffic, and is one of the preferred news and information websites in Tucson. The main categories are News, Obituaries, Opinion, Wildcats, Entertainment, Lifestyles, COVID-19 and Classifieds.

Yuma Sun

Yuma Sun

  • Serves: Yuma area, Arizona
  • Publishes on: Daily
  • Print circulation: 20,000 (estimate)
  • Monthly web visits: 6,300 (estimate)
  • Founded in: 1896
  • Current owner: Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers Inc.
  • Editor: Roxanne Molenar – rmolenar@yumasun.com

The Yuma Sun brings daily news and entertainment to nearly 100,000 residents of Yuma City and more than 200,000 residents of the wider Yuma desert region. The south-western corner of Arizona relies solely on the newspaper, the vast majority opting for it’s online version at http://www.yumasun.com.

If you want to get coverage in quite literally the sunniest place on earth, Yuma Sun is the newspaper to talk to.

The Daily Courier (Prescott)

Arizona Daily Courier

  • Serves: Prescott and the Yavapai County, Arizona
  • Publishes on: Daily
  • Print circulation: 14,963 Daily, 16,029 Sunday
  • Monthly web visits: 888 thousand
  • Founded in: 1882
  • Current owner: Western News & Info, Inc
  • Editor: Richard Haddad – rhaddad@prescottaz.com

The Daily Courier is Prescott’s only daily newspaper and main news source for the Yavapai county. It enjoys healthy print circulation and web traffic to it’s website @ https://www.dcourier.com/.

Also under the Western News & Info company are two weekly editions. Prescott Valley Tribune is published Wednesday and covers local news for Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt and nearby quad-city Yavapai County communities. The newspaper is distributed to more than 15,000 homes and across news stands around the county.

The Chino Valley Review also goes out every Wednesday and goes out to more than 7,000 homes in Chino Valley, Paulden and surrounding communities.

Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona Daily Sun

The Arizona Daily Sun serves the mountainous communities of Northern Arizona, inhabited by more than 130,000 people, 30% of which are native americans. The county is the second largest by area in the United States, also including the Grand Canyon National Park and several Native American communities.

You’ll find the Daily Sun online at http://www.azdailysun.com. The main categories are News, Obituaries, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment, Flag Live, Lifestyles, Buy & Sell, COVID-19.

The company also publishes the Mountain Living Magazine which goes out weekly and sees most of its distribution in the Northern Arizona communities.

Daily Independent

Daily Independent

  • Serves: 20 communities in Arizona
  • Publishes on: Daily
  • Print circulation: 12,000 (estimate)
  • Monthly web visits: 312 thousand
  • Founded in: 1912
  • Current owner: Independent Newsmedia Inc.
  • Executive Editor: Terrance Thornton – tthornton@newszap.com

The Daily Independent is part of Independent Newsmedia Inc, which maintains a group of 20 newspapers that serve the local communities in Arizona. The newspaper operates in a unique structure, being owned by a INI Holdings Inc. – a non-profit membership corporation that doesn’t pay dividends or profits to its shareholders. There are five trustees that rotate on an yearly-basis who oversee operations and printing of the newspapers.

Collectively, the organization maintains a digital portal at – https://yourvalley.net/, where you can find local news and entertainment for every corner of Arizona. There are sub-pages displaying the electronic editions of every newspaper in the group, each having its own categories.

Casa Grande Dispatch

Pinal Central

  • Serves: Casa Grande, Pinal County, Arizona
  • Publishes on: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Print circulation: 8,313 Daily, 8,942 Sunday (2013)
  • Monthly web visits: 503 thousand
  • Founded in: 1912
  • Current owner: Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. , Kramer Media
  • Managing Editor: Donovan Kramer Jr. – dkramerjr@pinalcentral.com

Casa Grande Dispatch is Pinal County’s largest newspaper.

It’s owned and operated by the Kramer family. The Kramers are hugely recognized in Arizona for their contribution to the press industry and the communities served by their newspapers. In 1976, the Arizona Newspapers Association named former editor Donovan M. Kramer Sr. a Master Editor-Publisher, and in 1998 inducted him into the Arizona Newspapers Hall of Fame.

Today, the company publishes 6 community newspapers and 4 specialty publications, covering Casa Grande, Maricopa, Coolidge, Florence, Eloy, Arizona City, San Tan Valley and Pinal County as a whole. The collective group maintains a digital hub at https://www.pinalcentral.com/, which receives half a million hits every month.

Blossom Digital Marketing is the company’s digital marketing division for local, small businesses.

Mohave Valley Daily News

Mohave Daily News

  • Serves: Bullhead City and Mohave Valley Region, Arizona
  • Publishes on: Daily
  • Print circulation: 10,000+
  • Monthly web visits: 277.44 thousand
  • Founded in: 1964
  • Current owner: News West Publishing, Brehm Communications
  • Editor: Bill McMillen – bmcmillen@mohavedailynews.com

Mohave Valley Daily News serves the communities spanning several states – Bullhead City, Fort Mojave, Mohave Valley, Topock, Golden Shores in Arizona; Laughlin in Nevada; Needles in California.

You can find it online at http://www.mohavedailynews.com

The Kingman Daily Miner

KD Miner

  • Serves: Kingman, Western Arizona
  • Publishes on: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Print circulation: 8,030 daily
  • Monthly web visits: 263.05 thousand
  • Founded in: 1882
  • Current owner: Western News & Info.
  • Editor: Casey Jones – cjones@kdminer.com

The Kingman Daily Miner publishes three times a week, bringing local news and entertainment to the residents of Kingman city, Golden Valley, Meadview, Dolan Springs and Chloride in Mohave County, Arizona.

The online version is updated every single day and serves as the main source of news for the local communities. You can find it at https://kdminer.com/

Today’s News-Herald / Havasu News

Havasu News

    • Serves: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    • Publishes on: Daily
    • Print circulation: <10,000 (estimate)
    • Monthly web visits: 117.25 thousand
    • Founded in: 1995
    • Current owner: River City Newspapers
    • Editor: Brandon Bowers – bbowers@havasunews.com

Today’s News-Herald is a merger between Today’s Daily News, owned by Wick Communications Inc. and the Daily Herald, owned by Western News and Info Inc. The two papers merged under the new name in 1995, with the companies forming an LLC partnership under the name River City Newspapers to operate the venture.

The newspaper and it’s digital outlet Havasu News (www.havasunews.com) serve the people of Lake Havasu City and the communities around Lower Colorado River.

Arizona Daily Independent

Arizona Daily Independent

    • Serves: Tucson, Oro Valley, Arizona
    • Publishes on: Daily
    • Print circulation: <10,000 (estimate)
    • Monthly web visits: 113.09 thousand
    • Founded in: 2011
    • Current owner: Loretta and John Hunnicutt
    • Executive Editor: Jose Borrajero – editor@arizonadailyindependent.com

Arizona Daily Independent claims to be one of the few politically neutral newspapers in the state and boasts it doesn’t accept sponsored or biased content in its publications. That said, the paper welcomes advertisers, so you can still reach its audience via print or online at – https://arizonadailyindependent.com/

More Newspapers in Arizona

Looking for more press in Arizona? Here is a list of all newspaper members of the the Arizona Newspapers Association – the largest organization for newspaper publishers in the state.

  1. Members of The Arizona Newspapers Association
  2. Ahwatukee Foothills News
  3. Ajo Copper News
  4. Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent
  5. Arizona Business Gazette
  6. Arizona Capitol Times
  7. Arizona City Independent/Edition
  8. Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)
  9. Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff)
  10. Arizona Daily Wildcat (University of Arizona)
  11. Arizona Informant
  12. Arizona Jewish Post (Tucson/digital member)
  13. Arizona Mirror (digital member)
  14. The Arizona Republic
  15. Arizona Silver Belt/San Carlos Apache Moccasin (Globe)
  16. AZ Chinese News
  17. Aztec Press (Pima Comm. College)
  18. The Camp Verde Journal/Cottonwood Journal Extra
  19. Casa Grande Dispatch
  20. Chino Valley Review
  21. Coolidge Examiner
  22. Copper Basin News (Kearny)
  23. Copper Country News (Globe)
  24. Copper Era (Clifton)
  25. The Daily Courier (Prescott)
  26. Daily Independent (Sun Cities)
  27. Daily Territorial (Tucson)
  28. Eastern Arizona Courier (Safford)
  29. East Valley Courier
  30. Eloy Enterprise
  31. Explorer Newspaper (Tucson)
  32. Florence Independent
  33. Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune
  34. Foothills Focus (New River)
  35. Fort Apache Scout (Whiteriver)
  36. The Fountain Hills Times
  37. Glendale Independent
  38. Glendale Star
  39. Green Valley News
  40. Herald/Review (Sierra Vista – Bisbee)
  41. Inside Tucson Business
  42. Lake Powell Chronicle (Page)
  43. Litchfield Park/Goodyear Independent
  44. The Lumberjack (Northern Arizona University)
  45. Marana News
  46. Maricopa Monitor
  47. Mesa Tribune (formerly East Valley Trib)
  48. The Miner (Kingman)
  49. Mohave Valley Daily News (Bullhead City)
  50. Navajo – Hopi Observer (Flagstaff)
  51. Navajo Times (Window Rock)
  52. Nogales International
  53. Parker Pioneer
  54. Payson Roundup
  55. Peoria Independent
  56. Peoria Times
  57. Phoenix Business Journal
  58. Prescott Valley Tribune
  59. Queen Creek Independent
  60. Record Reporter (Phoenix)
  61. Sahuarita Sun
  62. San Manuel Miner
  63. SanTan Sun News
  64. SanTanValley.com (digital member)
  65. Scottsdale Independent
  66. Sedona Red Rock News
  67. The Standard (Kingman)
  68. The State Press (Arizona State University)
  69. Sun City Independent
  70. Sun City West Independent
  71. Superior Sun
  72. Surprise Independent
  73. Today’s News-Herald (Lake Havasu City)
  74. Town of Paradise Valley Independent
  75. The Tribune-News (Holbrook)
  76. Tucson Weekly
  77. The Verde Independent (Cottonwood)/Camp Verde Bugle
  78. The Voice (Glendale Community College)
  79. West Valley View (Avondale)
  80. White Mountain Independent (Show Low)
  81. Wickenburg Sun
  82. Williams-Grand Canyon News
  83. Yuma Sun

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