List of newspapers in Indonesia

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This is list of newspapers in Indonesia.

National newspapers[edit]

Name Characteristics First published Owner Circulation readership
Bisnis Indonesia business daily 1985 PT. Jurnalindo Aksara Grafika
Investor Daily business daily 2001 PT. Koran Media Investor Indonesia
Jawa Pos mass-circulation daily 1949 Jawa Pos Group 450,000
Jurnal Nasional mass-circulation daily, political news, nationalist 2006 PT. Media Nusa Pradana
Kompas mass-circulation daily 1966 Kompas Gramedia 600,000
Kontan business daily and weekly 1996 Kompas Gramedia
Koran Jakarta mass-circulation daily 2008 PT. Berita Nusantara
Koran Sindo mass-circulation daily 2005 MNC Media
Koran Tempo mass-circulation daily 2001 Tempo Inti Media 240,000
Media Indonesia mass-circulation daily 1970 Media Group 250,000
Pelita mass-circulation daily 1974
Rakyat Merdeka mass-circulation daily, political news, nationalist 1999 Jawa Pos Group
Republika mass-circulation daily, Islamic 1993 Mahaka Media 325,000
Sinar Harapan mass-circulation daily 1961 PT. Sinar Harapan Persada
Suara Karya Golkar-aligned 1971 Golkar Party
Suara Pembaruan mass-circulation daily 1987 PT Media Interaksi Utama 350,000

Regional newspapers[edit]

English-language newspapers[edit]

Chinese-language newspapers[edit]


Indonesian tabloids[edit]

  • Aura - women's tabloid, now ceased since April 2014
  • Bintang Indonesia - television and entertainment tabloid
  • Bola - weekly sports tabloid, now also published as daily sports newspaper
  • Cek & Ricek - entertainment tabloid
  • Citra - television tabloid, now ceased since December 2004
  • Fantasi - children's tabloid, now ceased
  • Genie - entertainment tabloid
  • GO- sport tabloid, now ceased
  • Motor Plus
  • Nova- women's tabloid
  • Otomotif
  • Soccer - soccer tabloid, now ceased since October 2014
  • Wanita Indonesia - women's tabloid

See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Hemant Shah, and Gati Gayatri. "Development News in Elite and Non-Elite Newspapers in Indonesia" Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (June 1994) 71#2 pp: 411-420 doi: 10.1177/107769909407100214
  • Hill, David T. The Press in New Order Indonesia (Equinox Publishing, 2006) online
  • Hill, David T. Journalism and Politics in Indonesia: A Critical Biography of Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004) as Editor and Author (2010)
  • Isa, Zubaidah. "Printing and publishing in Indonesia, 1602-1970' (PhD Dissertation, Indiana University, 1972.)