List of newspapers in Alabama

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This is a list of newspapers in Alabama, United States. The first title was produced in 1811, and "by 1850, there were 82 newspapers in Alabama, of which nine were dailies."[1]

Daily and nondaily newspapers (currently published)[edit]

The following are daily, weekly, semi-weekly, etc., newspapers published in Alabama:

Name Locale Year Est. Frequency Publisher/parent company Notes
Advertiser-Gleam Guntersville Weekly
Alabama Baptist[2] Birmingham 1843[3] Weekly
Alabama Messenger Birmingham (Website)[2]
Alabama Times Birmingham
Alexander City Outlook Alexander City 1892 Bi-Weekly Tallapoosa Publishers
Andalusia Star-News Andalusia Daily
Anniston Star Anniston 1912[3] Daily
Atmore Advance Atmore Daily
Auburn Villager Auburn 2006 Weekly
Baldwin Times Bay Minette Weekly
Birmingham Business Journal[2] Birmingham Weekly
Birmingham News[2] Birmingham 1888[3] Tri-Weekly Alabama Media Group / Advance Publications Alabama Media Group is shifting to an all-digital format on February 27, 2023 and will no longer publish legal ads, public notices, bid notices, completion notices, classified ads, etc..
Birmingham Times Birmingham Daily
Brewton Standard Brewton Daily
Call News Citronelle 1897 Weekly Willie T. Gray / Gray & Gray Inc. Voted #1 Weekly Newspaper in Alabama by the Alabama Press Association. (Website)
Cherokee County Herald Centre Weekly
Chilton County News Clanton Weekly
The Citizen of East Alabama Phenix City 1957 Weekly R.M. Greene Largest weekly newspaper in Alabama
Clanton Advertiser Clanton Daily
Clark County Democrat Grove Hill 1856 Weekly Jim Cox
Cleburne News Heflin Weekly
Courier Journal Florence Weekly
Cullman Times Cullman Daily Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.[4]
Cullman Tribune Cullman 1874 Daily Oldest continuously published weekly newspaper in Alabama. Cullman County's oldest business. {Website}
Daily Home Talladega Daily
Daily Mountain Eagle Jasper Daily
Daily Sentinel Scottsboro Daily
Daleville Sun-Courier Daleville 1897 Weekly Talllapoosa Publishers Dadeville Record?
Daphne-Spanish Fort Bulletin Daphne Weekly
Decatur Daily Decatur Daily
Dekalb Advertiser Fort Payne Weekly
Democrat-Reporter Linden 1911 Weekly Goodloe Sutton
Demopolis Times Demopolis Daily
Dothan Eagle Dothan Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[5]
Elberta-Lillian Ledger Elberta Weekly
Enterprise Ledger Enterprise Daily
Eufaula Tribune Eufaula Weekly
Fairhope Courier Fairhope Weekly
Foley Onlooker Foley Weekly
Franklin County Times Russellville Weekly
Gadsden Times Gadsden Daily GateHouse Media[6]
Greenville Advocate Greenville Weekly
Huntsville Times Huntsville 1910[3] Tri-Weekly Alabama Media Group / Advance Publications Alabama Media Group is shifting to an all-digital format on February 27, 2023 and will no longer publish legal ads, public notices, bid notices, completion notices, classified ads, etc..
Independent Robertsdale Weekly
Islander Gulf Shores Weekly
Jacksonville News Jacksonville Weekly
Lagniappe Mobile Weekly
Lamar Democrat[2] Vernon 1896[3]
Latino News Birmingham Weekly Statewide, based in Birmingham
Lowndes Signal Fort Deposit Weekly
Luverne Journal Luverne Weekly
Millbrook Independent Millbrook Weekly
Mobile Beacon & Alabama Citizen[2] Mobile Weekly
Montgomery Advertiser[7] Montgomery[2] 1829[3] Daily Gannett Company[8]
Montgomery Independent[2] Montgomery Weekly
News Courier Athens Daily Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.[4]
North Jefferson News Gardendale Weekly Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.[4]
Northport Gazette Northport Weekly
Opelika-Auburn News Opelika Daily Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[5]
Opelika Observer Opelika Weekly
Pickens County Herald Carrollton Weekly
Piedmont Journal Piedmont Weekly
Post Centre Weekly
Press-Register[2] Mobile 1821[7] Tri-Weekly Alabama Media Group / Advance Publications Began as Mobile Commercial Register in 1821, became Press-Register in 1932[3] Alabama Media Group is shifting to an all-digital format on February 27, 2023 and will no longer publish legal ads, public notices, bid notices, completion notices, classified ads, etc..
St. Clair Times Pell City Weekly
Sand Mountain Reporter Albertville Daily
Selma Sun Selma Weekly Cindy Fisher
Selma Times-Journal Selma Daily
Shelby County Reporter Columbiana Weekly
South Alabamian Jackson Weekly Jim Cox
Southeast Sun Enterprise Weekly
Southern Star Ozark Daily
Sumter Circular York Weekly
Sumter County Record-Journal Livingston Weekly
Talk Of Semmes Semmes Daily Daily online, weekly broadsheet
Thomasville Times Thomasville Weekly Jim Cox
Times-Journal Fort Payne Daily
Times-Record Fayette Weekly
TimesDaily Florence Daily
Troy Messenger Troy Daily
Trussville Tribune Trussville 2005 Weekly Scott Buttram / Principle Publishing Group Daily online, weekly print. Covers Trussville, Clay, Pinson, Argo, Springville, Center Point, Leeds, Moody, Irondale
Tuscaloosa News Tuscaloosa Daily GateHouse Media[6]
Valley Times-News Lanett Daily
Washington County News Chatom Weekly Willie T. Gray / Gray & Gray Inc. (Website)
Western Star Bessemer Weekly

University newspapers[edit]


Title Locale Year est. Notes
Advertiser Moulton 1828[1]
Advocate Huntsville 1815 Ceased in 1893[1]
Alabama Courier Claiborne 1819 Published by Tucker & Turner and ceased operations sometime in the 1820s[9]
Alabama Journal, Alabama State Journal Montgomery began 1869 Bought by Gannett; see Montgomery Advertiser
Alabama Observer
Alabama Republican Huntsville 1816[10]
Alabama Time-Piece Aldrich 1895 1902[11]
American Star[12] Sheffield
Baptist Leader[12] Birmingham
Birmingham Iron Age Birmingham 1874[13]
Birmingham Post-Herald Birmingham Ceased in 2005
Cahawba Press and Alabama Intelligencer 1819[10]
Halcyon St. Stephens 1814[10]
Hoover Gazette Hoover


Huntsville News Huntsville 1964 Ceased in 1996[14]
Meteor Tuscaloosa
Mobile Centinel Fort Stoddert 1811[10]
Mobile Gazette 1813[10]
Mobile News Item Mobile 1910 Ceased about 1944
Pike County News[12]
Republican Montgomery 1821[10]
Republican Tuscaloosa 1819[10]
Southern Courier Montgomery 1964
Times-Plain Dealer[12] Birmingham
Weekly Post Rainsville

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Federal Writers' Project 1941.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Alabama Newspapers". Birmingham: Alabama Press Association. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Encyclopedia of Alabama". Alabama Humanities Foundation. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., Locations: Alabama, Montgomery, AL, retrieved March 27, 2017
  5. ^ a b Berkshire Hathaway Inc., "Daily Newspapers: Alabama" (PDF), 2016 Annual Report, Omaha, Nebraska
  6. ^ a b GateHouse Media, LLC, Our Markets: Alabama, Pittsford, New York, retrieved March 27, 2017
  7. ^ a b "Southern Press". The South in the Building of the Nation. Vol. 7. Richmond, VA: Southern Historical Publication Society. 1909. pp. 402–436. hdl:2027/yale.39002004114386. Date of establishment of leading Southern newspapers
  8. ^ Gannett Co., Inc., Our Brands: Alabama, McLean, Virginia, retrieved March 27, 2017
  9. ^ "Alabama Courier (Claiborne, A.T. [Alabama Territory]) 1819-182?". Llibrary of Congress. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Benjamin Buford Williams (1979). A Literary History of Alabama: the Nineteenth Century. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. ISBN 978-0-8386-2054-0.
  11. ^ "About The Alabama time-piece. (Aldrich, Ala.) 1895-19?? « Chronicling America « Library of Congress". Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  12. ^ a b c d Frederick German Detweiler (1922). The Negro Press in the United States. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780742642652.
  13. ^ "Browse Collections". Digital Collections. Birmingham Public Library. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "Goodbye to the Huntsville News", Congressional Record, Washington DC, March 6, 1996


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