What Are Some Common Names of Newspapers?


Quick Answer

The Times, the Post, the Guardian, the Gazette, the Bulletin, the Chronicle and the Journal are some of the more common or popular names for newspapers. The name of a particular newspaper usually details the geographical context of the publication paired with one of the mentioned titles or something similar.

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What Are Some Common Names of Newspapers?
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While there are hundreds of names for newspapers throughout the world, the most common titles reflect those of popular publications, such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Some of the oldest newspapers still in print include titles like the Post, the Gazette and the Herald.

More unusual titles for newspapers include the Banner, the Bugle, the Enterprise, the Humbug, the Juggernaut, the Rag and the Zephyr. Some titles suggest a geographical location, including names such as the Islander, the Frontiersman or the Southerner. There are newspaper titles that seem to cater specifically to special interest groups and use monikers such as the Meteor, the Mosquito and the Oracle. A publication with a particular political bias might title itself the Democrat, the Republican or the Independent.

In terms of a newspaper's anatomy, the name of a particular publication is printed in the masthead, usually located at the head of the top fold of a printed newspaper.

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