Virginia Newspapers

Charlottesville Daily Progress

The Daily Progress is the sole daily newspaper in the vicinity of Charlottesville, Virginia. It has been published continuously since 1892, when it was founded by James Lindsay. . Lindsay's family owned it for 79 years, until the sale to the Worrell Newspaper group which took over on January 1, 1971. The DP immediately became the group's flagship paper, and T. Eugene Worrell moved his newspaper group headquarters to Charlottesville. On May 17, 2012 Media General, Inc. announced signed agreements with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., whereby a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, BH Media Group, will purchase newspapers owned by Media General, including the Progress. The publisher for the paper is Lawrence McConnell and the headquarters for the Daily Progress are located at 685 Rio Road W. Charlottesville, Virginia 22904.

Newport News Daily Press

The Daily Press is a morning newspaper and is located in Newport News, Virginia. The newspaper focuses primarily on the cities and counties on and around the Virginia Peninsula: Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Isle of Wight County, Gloucester County, Smithfield and Poquoson. The newspaper was established in 1896 and has been owned by the Tribune Company since July 1986. The Daily Press published its first edition on January 4, 1896, less than two weeks before the General Assembly declared Newport News a city. In 1991, the Daily Press’ competitor shut down and left them as the only major newspaper serving the city of Newport News. The newspaper has had a reputation for outstanding photography and features both national and local news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and more. The Daily Press has a daily circulation of approximately 83,000 and a Sunday circulation of about 108,000. While the main office is located in Newport News, the paper also has bureaus in Williamsburg, Gloucester and Isle of Wight County.

Staunton News Leader

Owned by the Gannett Company, The News Leader serves Staunton, Virginia and the surrounding areas. The paper was founded in 1904 by Brig. Gen. Hierome L. Opie as The Evening Leader. In 1919, when Opie bought the Daily News, he merged the Daily news with The Morning Leader. This created The Staunton Daily News Leader. The Opies family sold the paper in 1979 to Multimedia Inc, which was purchased by Gannett Company in 1995. The newspaper launched its online edition in 2001. In 2002, The Staunton Daily News Leader was combined with The Evening Leader and Staunton was left with only one daily newspaper, The Daily News Leader.

The Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot is a daily newspaper based in Norfolk, Virginia, and serving the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, southeastern Virginia, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North. The flagship property of Landmark, The Pilot is Virginia's largest daily metro paper. The Virginian-Pilot was created by Samuel L. Slover as the result of several mergers of papers dating back to 1868. Slover's nephew Frank Batten Sr. became publisher at age 27 in 1954. He expanded the Virginian-Pilot's parent company, which soon evolved into Landmark Communications and later Landmark Media Enterprises. In the 1920s, Editor Louis Jaffe received the Virginian-Pilot's first Pulitzer Prize. Jaffe mentored the paper's next editor, Lenoir Chambers, who in 1960 received the paper's second Pulitzer for his editorials on desegregation. The current publisher is Maurice Jones and the current editor is Denis Finley.


Founded by Al Neuharth in 1982, USA Today is American daily national newspaper. The newspaper competes with The Wall Street Journal for the position of having the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States. In March of 2012, the paper has 1.8 million copies according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. USA Today is distributed in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and the United Kingdom and does remain the widest circulated print newspaper in the United States. USA Today is known for synthesizing news down to easy-to-read-and-comprehend stories. In the main edition seen in the United States and some Canadian cities, each edition consists of four sections: News, Money, Sports, and Life. On Fridays, two Life sections are included: the regular Life for entertainment which features television, a DVD column, film reviews and trends, and a travel supplement called Destinations & Diversions. The international edition of the paper features two sections: News and Money in one; with Sports and Life in the other.

Waynesboro News Virginian

The News Virginian is a newspaper owned by Berkshire Hathaway. The paper serves residents in the cities of Waynesboro and Staunton, Virginia, as well as Augusta and Nelson Counties.