US Newspapers Quiz

For each city, name the largest local newspaper.
By circulation, not including the Wall Street Journal
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Last updated: September 4, 2018
First submittedOctober 7, 2011
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City
Newspaper
New York
Times
San Jose
Mercury News
Washington
Post
Chicago
Tribune
Dallas
Morning News
Houston
Chronicle
Philadelphia
Inquirer
Minneapolis
Star Tribune
Portland
Oregonian
Cleveland
Plain Dealer
Detroit
Free Press
City
Newspaper
Kansas City
Star
Baltimore
Sun
Sacramento
Bee
Miami
Herald
St. Louis
Post-Dispatch
Orlando
Sentinel
Las Vegas
Review-Journal
New Orleans
Times-Picayune
Atlanta
Journal-Constitution
Hartford
Courant
San Diego
Union-Tribune
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Level ∞
Oct 5, 2011
Originally 13 questions, now expanded to 22. I bet most Americans couldn't get more than 3 or 4.
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Level 80
Mar 18, 2013
The average is 6, so I'm guessing you're wrong. I'm American and got 7, but why would anyone need or want to know the names of obscure newspapers in towns they don't live in? I got the famous ones (NY Times, Chicago Tribune, etc)... plus all the ones near places I have lived in the U.S. before (Washington, Baltimore, Sacramento). But America is a big place.
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Level 54
Aug 31, 2013
20/22 for me. But about 15 years ago I ran the magazine section for a Barnes and Noble and ordered newspapers for people all the time. Couldn't remember San Diego or Las Vegas.
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Level 54
Jun 27, 2016
I studied journalism in college, so I managed 11. Made it easier only having to type "Tribune," "Sun," and "Star," without having to remember which city each belonged to.
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2019
He said *Americans*, not JetPunkers who took this quiz. I agree that most Americans could MAYBE name 3 or 4. Sarah Palin could name a big fat ZERO! I am not surprised, of course, that this crowd did much better :-D
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Level 49
Oct 5, 2016
couldn't get more than 2
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Level 79
Oct 31, 2016
I got 18.
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Level 43
Oct 7, 2011
I got 9 ! And I'm not even American.
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2011
8 here, and not American either.
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Level 60
Oct 7, 2011
18 -- and American.

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Level 33
Oct 7, 2011
Got 15 but some of these took some time. Both Portland and Kansas City could have been referring to two totally different cities. (Portland Oregon or Maine and Kansas City Kansas or Missouri)
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Level 34
Oct 7, 2011
@delky06 Kansas City,MO and KS are essentially one big city with a state line in the middle so both sides get the Kansas City Star.
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Level 53
Oct 9, 2011
6%'er answered thanks to having lived in Portland Oregon. I love it when I completely hose-up a quiz but answer correctly on the bottom percentile curve.

@Nate: Yeah, unless you're from Maine. Poor Maineiacs can't get any love...

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Level 63
Oct 20, 2011
Most Americans don't read the newspaper anymore because most newspapers are full of biased propaganda. The age of "True Journalism" is dead.
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Level 72
Aug 5, 2016
So they turn to the Internet to avoid the biased propaganda. Lol
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Level 39
Mar 27, 2012
i kept spelling sentinel wrong. and i knew minneapolis was the star, just didn't think tribune was after it. i have no idea how i know so many of these
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Level 41
May 6, 2012
3
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Level 71
Nov 13, 2012
You left out the newspaper for DeQueen Arkansas: DeQueen Bee, of course. Don't know if it is still publishing.

And Laura Lippman, who used to work for the Baltimore Evening Sun, the second-best paper in Baltimore, gave us this story in an article about the Orioles in Sports Illustrated: "When the [Baltimore] Sun dubbed itself 'One of the world's best newspapers,' the Evening Sun adopted the motto: 'One of the world's newspapers.'" Cute.

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Level 40
Feb 12, 2013
great quiz.
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Level 30
Jan 3, 2014
Add Omaha World Herald
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Level 20
Feb 16, 2014
I'm belgian & got 8 on my first try (including Sacramento Bee).

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Level 79
Jul 2, 2014
Spelled Inquirer as Enquirer. Drat.
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Level 68
Feb 5, 2019
Would have worked for Cincinnati.
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Level 83
Nov 17, 2014
Got 10, felt OK about that. Surprised not to see the Seattle Post Intelligencer!
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Level 42
Feb 6, 2015
Just if they had a newspaper titled Atlas, then it could rival the Orlando Sentinel. Those who get the reference post below.
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Level 73
Sep 20, 2016
I'm sorry Sacramento and Cleveland, but your news papers have silly names.
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Level 79
Oct 31, 2016
By far, the strangest quiz I've taken. Had ZERO confidence going in, but correctly got 18. Missed Hartford, Las Vegas, Portland and San Diego. A handful I flat knew. The rest only came when I mentally relaxed and said the city out loud...then the name of the paper naturally came next. Even when I had absolutely no confidence in the name that came into my head. I typed, and they were right. Amazing the information that just lies dormant inside your head.
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2018
I love this quiz! Please do an expanded one. I used to work in this industry so I guess that's why I found it so enjoyable. Made me remember old times, people, places who worked at these places. I got 100% but I am of course an American. I wouldn't get too far down the list of English or French or German newspapers, I'm sure.
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Level 43
Nov 8, 2018
how was there no gazette?
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Level 74
Jan 26, 2019
Waiting for that Post-Times...