It’s not a secret newspapers have gone through a challenging industry decline over the past few decades. Smaller newspapers in particular have been shuttered, writing staff cut, and news sources consolidated meaning there’s fewer viewpoints published as there once was. With the rise of online news sites, print newspapers suffer from annual declines subscriber rates.

But despite this sad news, it shouldn’t discourage you from starting our own newspaper business. Quite to the contrary. With the void in local news coverage, brings with it the opportunity for a scrappy upstarts like you to replace them. As an example, non-traditional journalism startups like TheAthletic.com have come in to fill the void in local sports markets. As newspapers cut staff writers, TheAthletic.com hired many of these laid off writers to provide ongoing coverage of smaller market sports teams and hit 1 million paying subscribers in 2020. There are similar opportunities that could be filled with local political news, arts coverage, and restaurant reviews.

To start on your online newspaper, you’ll need a good selling name and one that doesn’t scream fake news and wins the trust of readers. Here are some name ideas you can use that aren’t claimed yet.

Newspaper Name Ideas

Here are newspaper name ideas you can use

Newspaper names should sound credible the first time you hear them or read them. It should sound bold and formal to establish an immediate sense of credibility. It would also be nice if the name is direct to the point and memorable.

  • The World Daily
  • The International Bulletin
  • Daily Briefing
  • Citizen News
  • National Reports
  • The People’s Voice
  • Reports Weekly
  • World In Print
  • Weekly Real Life Stories
  • Lifestyle Tribune
  • Information Today
  • The Ultimate Report
  • The Latest Chronicles
  • World Updates
  • Current News
  • Daily Stories
  • World Echo
  • Info Express
  • National Headlines
  • The People’s Bulletin
  • The Daily Scoop
  • The World Summary
  • Update Times
  • Exclusive Scoop
  • Global News
  • Vital Headlines
  • Observant Stories
  • International Issues
  • Real Life Updates
  • Through An Eagle’s Eyes
  • The Daily Review
  • The Independent Paper
  • Significant Times

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  • The (Insert Town Name) Voice
  • The Weekly Times
  • Key Stories
  • Enquirer Updates
  • The Buzz News
  • The Main Post
  • The Prime Tribune
  • The Influential Print
  • The Daily Wave
  • Morning Bulletin
  • Weekender Review
  • Insider News
  • Union Stories
  • Public Updates
  • Urban Press
  • Citizen’s Daily News
  • Modern World
  • Global Post
  • Observer’s Express
  • Early News
  • Advance Stories
  • City Bulletin

Small Town Newspaper Names

Update your local community with your news

Small town newspapers are those that report on the local happenings within the town or city. From meal recipes to politics, you can cover it all. For more name ideas on local newspaper names, check out this list.

  • Local Updates
  • Independent Daily
  • Breakfast Conversations
  • Inside (Insert Town’s Name)
  • Local Buzz
  • Daytime Tribune
  • Morning Wave
  • Enquirer Weekly
  • The (Insert Town’s Name) Times
  • Morning Talk
  • Local News Talk
  • Heritage Daily
  • Metro News
  • Your Local Updates
  • Village Stories
  • The Community Scoop
  • The Residential Bulletin
  • Neighborhood Buzz
  • Local Press
  • The Insider’s Voice
  • Everyday News
  • Capitol Daily
  • District Updates
  • Local Report
  • Capitol Buzz
  • People Talk
  • The Citizen’s Scoop
  • Urban Bulletin
  • Village Headlines
  • Constituent’s News
  • The Community Digest
  • Eyewitness News
  • Breaking Dawn Report
  • Morning Updates
  • Weekly Scoop
  • Prestige Daily
  • The Breakfast Chronicles
  • Community Courier
  • The Daily Express Report
  • Daily Insider
  • Divisional News
  • District’s Prime Report
  • (Insert Town’s Name) Herald
  • Provincial Times
  • Small Town Buzz
  • Regional News
  • Community Updates
  • Local Stories
  • Regional Daily
  • Neighborhood Weekly
  • The Social Express
  • Local-Made
  • Rural Buzz
  • Evening Times
  • Community Narrative

Fictional Newspaper Name Ideas

If you’re writing a book or a movie, here are some fictional newspaper names to use.

Are you writing a story or developing a drama or movie? Here are some fictional newspaper names that you might want to use for your script.

  • Vine Daily
  • Lark News
  • Arandela Buzz
  • The Elizabeth Gazette
  • Grimsby Updates
  • Ocean Wave Report
  • The Cloud Tower Times
  • Green Meadows Scoop
  • The Koi Water Herald
  • Onyx News
  • Ash Cove News
  • The Blue Water Tribune
  • Acorn Daily
  • Westwood Weekly
  • The Hyacinth Times
  • Wilde Farm News
  • Paradise News
  • The Redbush Reports
  • Newmann Prints
  • The First Voice
  • The Mossberry Times
  • North Plank Scoop
  • Murray Daily
  • Smallville Times
  • Blue Ice Bulletin
  • Ever of Summer Updates
  • The Vangaurd Stories
  • Eldwich Weekly
  • Landline News
  • Burberry Buzz
  • Huntington News
  • Cray Bridge Stories
  • Strongtown Daily
  • The Queens Lake Scoop
  • Lime Daily Info
  • Kross Walk Reports
  • The Roth News
  • Bella Talks
  • Woodstone Journals
  • Sky Earth Updates
  • The Penland Gazette
  • Cherry Field Tribune
  • Glennfield News
  • Ventforth Updates
  • The Zeffin Stories
  • The Scoop on Frostville
  • Redbie Buzz
  • The Meadow Flower Times
  • Edin Pine Print
  • Mornings at The Lake
  • Yellow Chest Tribune
  • Paramour News
  • Cranefields Daily
  • Dragon’s Breath Weekly
  • Limbo Island Gazette

Funny Newspaper Name Ideas

Bring out the laughs with these funny newspaper names.

If you’re into satire, consider these funny newspaper names.

  • Happy Hour
  • Weekly Wrap Up
  • Community Service
  • Grapevine Daily
  • Reader’s Corner
  • The World in Print
  • Time to Read
  • Across the Globe
  • The Real News
  • No Fake News Here
  • The Country’s Source
  • News in Print
  • The Daily Hubbub
  • News Everyday
  • Read All About It
  • The Daily Guide
  • The News Guide
  • Eagle Eyes
  • Updated
  • Keeping Posted
  • The World’s Diary
  • Good Morning Earth
  • News Leader
  • This Era’s News
  • Millennial Source
  • The Earth’s Diary
  • The Bulletin Board
  • Current Events
  • News To Go
  • Citizens’ Reference
  • Advance News
  • Current Happenings
  • The Universe Today
  • Modern References
  • Events Daily
  • Today’s Affairs
  • Updates For Real

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  • News As It Is
  • Hello World
  • This Century’s News
  • Real Life Happenings
  • In The Know
  • Legit News
  • Life In Real Time Print
  • Well-Informed
  • The Shock Effect
  • The Good and Bad News
  • Read ‘Em and Weep
  • First News Today
  • Bulletin Reports
  • News This Day
  • Updated Times
  • Hear Ye
  • News of the Times
  • There It Is!

Fake News Name Ideas

Beware of fake news.

One must be careful when reading the news these days since there are lots of fake ones with the goal of doing nothing more than getting you to click on an article. To check whether a newspaper publishes fake news or not, be critical of content, read the comments, and check alternative sources to see if the supporting evidence is published with a slant or agenda. Here are some name examples we think you should avoid if you want to sound legitimate and unbiased.

  • Fleeting News
  • Loud Press
  • From the Grapevine
  • Click Bait News
  • News Directory
  • Wow News
  • Updated Words
  • What The Future Holds
  • Real Scoop
  • The Buzzing Bee
  • Updates Today
  • Where The Action Is
  • On Record
  • The News Edition
  • U News
  • The Information Portal
  • Enquirer’s Era
  • Daily Details
  • Morning Buzz
  • The News Gallery
  • Eagle’s Guide
  • This Era
  • Millennial Updates
  • Afternoon Delights
  • Today’s Scoop
  • The Buzz Emporium
  • Weekly News Edition
  • Evening Headlines
  • What’s Happening?
  • News Daily
  • Tonight’s Updates
  • Mid-Week Roundup
  • The Daily Chronicles
  • World’s Calling
  • Easy Bulletin
  • Modern News
  • The Source Online
  • Digital Updates
  • Media Today
  • Universal Truth
  • Earthly Events
  • Recorded Events
  • Regular News
  • The Daily Citizen
  • Universal Bulletin
  • Everyday Hubbub
  • Gossip Gazette
  • Inside Info
  • Buzzed Up
  • Relevant News
  • Need To Know
  • Posts Daily
  • Newsfull
  • Info-zilla
  • Inside Chatter
  • Hello World

Different Names for a Newspaper

A big stack of printed newspapers.

There are many other terms for a newspaper. There’s the scoop, headlines, buzz, or digest. Below are some additional brand name suggestions for consideration.

  • The Headliner
  • History In Print
  • Everybody’s Paper
  • The Weekly Digest
  • Real Life Stories
  • News Reports
  • Day to Day News
  • Daily Bulletin
  • The Current Scoop
  • The True Source
  • World Press
  • Daily Reports
  • World News
  • The Daily Digest
  • Moving Stories
  • News Of The Hour
  • Current Affairs
  • The Millennial Scoop
  • Reality Buzz
  • Authentic Bulletin
  • Glory Headlines

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  • Breaking News
  • First Analysis
  • Citizen Updates
  • Connections Daily
  • Fantastic Weekly
  • Good Morning Bulletin
  • The Beacon News
  • Observer’s News
  • Express News
  • The Early Tribune
  • Morning Gazette
  • Purposeful Digest
  • The Early Post
  • Dispatch Media
  • New Moon News
  • Metro Reports
  • The Sun Update
  • Business Scoop
  • Power Buzz
  • The National Chronicle
  • Dynamic Digest
  • The State Weekly
  • Popular Times
  • Campus News
  • Green Reports
  • Business Stories
  • Free News
  • Editorial Reviews
  • Visual Media
  • Knowledge
  • Pioneer News
  • Soul Buzz
  • Quick Scoop
  • Community Press

Newspaper Industry Statistics

Know more about newspapers with these statistics.

Accurate news is important to help us all understand what’s happening in the world. Timely news coverage helps us stay protect us from nearby violence, the change in weather, who’s running for office locally, and inflation prices.

But as mentioned above, the traditional newspaper industry doesn’t have the human capital to provide deep analysis on these subjects any long. Here are some newspaper statistics for you to check out to help you understand the state of the industry better.

  • Nearly 30% of adults in the US go to social media regularly for news.
  • USA Today was always known as the newspaper that had the highest number of circulation daily. But in the first quarter of 2020, The Wall Street Journal was able to overtake them with 994,600 copies distributed.
  • 34% of adults in the US in 2018 preferred to receive their news online.
  • People in Norway pay more for digital news content. Over 42% paid to read news online in 2020.
  • There is a decline in printed newspapers whereas social media continues to rise.
  • 47% of the age group of 45 to 54 year olds depends on the local news for information.
  • In 2020, 35% of people in the US favored getting their news from TV.
  • Fake news has become so alarming that 56% of the population around the world worry about them.

Online newspapers also turn a profit through paid subscriptions of content or by running advertising alongside published content. An estimated 20% of readers in the United States paid to read their favorite digital news source. All profit opportunities are not lost should you wish to switch to a digital platform. But your newsroom will look different than it did 30 years ago.

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