March 13, 2006

Number of Daily Newspapers Owned by the Largest Newspaper Groups

2001 2002 2003 2004
Gannett 94 93 99 98
Knight Ridder 34 33 30 32
Tribune Co. 12 12 13 11
Advance 26 26 27 26
N.Y. Times Co. 17 17 17 16
Dow Jones 16 16 16 16
Hearst 12 12 12 12
MediaNews 43 45 46 41
McClatchy 11 11 12 12
Scripps 22 20 20 19
Cox Newspapers 17 17 17 17
Freedom Comm. 28 28 28 28
Lee Enterprises 38 38 38 58
CNHI 107 85 84 82
Belo 4 4 4 4
Media General 25 25 25 25
Washington Post Co. 2 2 2 2
Hollinger 7 7 7 7
Morris Comm. 27 27 27 26
Copley 9 9 9 9
Pulitzer 14 14 14
Journal Register Co. 22 23 27 23

Gannett Co. continues to be the largest newspaper chain in the country in newspapers owned.