10 Most Popular Newspapers In The World You Should Read If You Can

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Updated on 31 Mar, 2018 at 1:20 pm


The more society is developed the more means of communication are required. Among means of communication, newspapers play an important role in our life. We are pleased to present this section of top newspapers in the world.

1. The Guardian (UK)

Formerly known as The Manchester Guardian, this newspaper was founded in 1821 by a group of non-conformist businessmen headed by John Edward Taylor. The much-quoted article “comment is free but facts are sacred” is still used to explain the values of the present-day newspaper.


2. The Wall Street Journal (USA)

In 1882, with 2 associates, newspaperman Charles Henry Dow founded Dow Jones and Company, a news agency for the financial world. The Journal took its modern shape and prominence in the 1940s, a time of industrial expansion for the United States and its financial institutions in New York. The Wall Street Journal is a special paper for people in the business and economic communities, yet it goes far beyond that designation in its treatment of the news.


3. The New York Times (USA)

Launched in 1851 with motto printed in the upper left-hand corner of the front page, “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” The journalistic endeavor of this newspaper is committed to quality news, information and entertainment in the US as well as around the world.


4. The Washington Post (USA)

The largest and the oldest newspaper of Washington D.C. was founded in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins. In 1975, The Washington Post launched three new weekly zoned sections, the Maryland, District and Virginia Weeklies. These three sections were later transformed into 10 local news sections to provide greater coverage of community news, activities and features of special interest to readers living in the regions served.



5. China Daily (China)

Established on June 1, 1981, it is an English-language daily newspaper in China. Also known as “Window to China”, it is headquartered in Beijing.


6. The Times of India (India)

One of the highest circulated English language daily broadsheet in the world, The Times of India (TOI) was started on November 3, 1838, with the name of “The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce”.


7. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Founded in 1831 as Sydney Herald, this newspaper was founded by Englishmen Alfred Ward Stephens, Frederick Stokes, and William McGarvie, who all worked for the Sydney Gazette. In 1995, the company launched smh.com.au, the newspaper’s web edition.


8. The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

One of Japan’s oldest and largest national daily newspapers, the Asahi Shimbun (Asahi News) began publication in Osaka on 25 January 1879 as a small-print, four-page illustrated paper that sold for one sen (a hundredth of a yen) a copy, and had a circulation of approximately 3,000 copies.


9. Dawn (Pakistan)

DAWN is Pakistan’s oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper. It was founded by Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Delhi, India, on 26 October 1941 as a mouthpiece for the Muslim League. The first issue was printed at Latifi Press on 12 October 1942.


10. Zaman (Turkey)

Founded in 1986 and was the first Turkish daily to go online in 1995, ZAMAN is a major, high-circulation daily newspaper in Turkey. The newspaper is known to be strongly related to the Gülen movement of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, but Gülen himself is not the owner. Although it declares itself as in support of democracy and secularism, Zaman is generally regarded as Islamic, or Islamist, by most sources.