Newspaper Names

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For a brain-storming session on a name for a new local Indianapolis paper, these were some of our ideas. Apparently, I’m the only one who thinks the name “Naptown Argus” as a Indianapolis newspaper is laugh-out-loud funny. Hmmm. Too much Greek Mythology as a child, not enough playing outside.

(edited to add suggestions from reader comments):

Acorn
Advance
Appeal
Argus
Banner
Beacon
Beaver (Bakersfield Beaver!)
Brief
Bee
Breeze
Bugle
Bulletin
Bumble Bee
Call
Camera
Chronicle
Citizen
City Press
Constitution
Courier
Current
Daily Home
Daily Mail
Daily Star
The Derrick
Discovery
Dispatch
Eagle
Echo
Enterprise
Examiner
Exponent
Express
Eye
Forum
Free Press
Gazette
Globe
Guardian
Guide
Herald
Humbug
Islander
Inquirer
Intelligencer
Journal
Juggernaut
Leader
Ledger
Life
Mercury
Messenger
Meteor
Monitor
Mosquito
Observer
Oracle
Pantagraph (Bloomington (IL) Daily Pantagraph)
Picayune
Pilot
Pioneer
Planet
Post
Radio
Rag
Record
Recorder
Reflector
Repository
Republic
Review
Sentinel
Sentry
Standard
Statesman
Sun
Telegraph
Today
Tribune
Union
Universe
Vanguard
Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
Voice
Watchmen
Whigs
World
Zephyr
Zeitung (Zeitung = newspaper in German)

  1. Steph Mineart

    When I was making the list, I intended to focus on unusual newspaper names, which is why I left of weekly, daily, times, news, etc. I also left out a common one – Star – because we were tossing around the names for a new Indianapolis paper, and we already have an Indy Star. We eventually settled on IndyScribe.

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  2. nnn

    How come you don’t have one that starts with a ‘V’? haha That’s the only letter i need.

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  3. Anna

    You might want to add The Derrick to your list. It is a newspaper from Oil City, PA.

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  4. Michelle

    Hmmm, can anybody come up with one that starts with X, Y or Z?
    Ps. This is a really cool list of newspaper names, its really helpful!

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  5. Bil Browning

    How funny, Steph. I searched for “newspaper names” on Google and clicked the first entry without really looking. It brought me to your site – as if I don’t spend enough time floating around here the way it is! *grins*

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  6. Steph Mineart

    I like how so many of them have some sort of “watch dog” connotation. Argus is one of those, but also Sentinel, Observer, Monitor.

    My brothers used to deliver the “Canton Repository” when we were kids. I still have one of their paper delivery bags from that paper.

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  7. Kate

    Thank you for doing this. Tucson, Arizona has a paper called the Arizona Daily Star and San Francisco has the Examiner.

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  8. Joolz

    I was looking for a Y too. To name my classroom newsletter since my last name is Yonge. I decided to go with Tribune because it has the y sound in it.
    For X maybe exchange or one of the other listed ex names and for z, well, I think Gazette is all I can think of.

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  9. Kamil

    I was doing a project, and couldn’t think of a name to call my newspaper. So I googled it as a last resort, and wow, this is beyond what I was excpecting to find. Great work, and thanks a million.

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  10. Taz

    Thankk Uu x
    Thesee Nmes Really Sveed Miie
    Butt Wiid A Newspapaar I Diid
    For Historiie x]
    Thx
    x

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  11. Glenn

    Just a few I thought of: Bee (like in Sacramento, Modesto, Fresno, CA), Call (San Francisco), Mercury (San Jose), Constitution (Atlanta), Picayune (New Orleans), Record (Stockton), Pilot (several places); but, still, a good list!

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  12. ???

    Hold on, are we all coming here for our history class?!? Seriously, I think thats why we are all here! lol.

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  13. MR

    The Comox Vally “Echo” and “Record”.
    The “Upper Islander” (as in Vancouver Island).
    The Discovery “Islander” (Quadra Island).

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  14. George

    have any suggestions for a worldly newspaper name? mabye using globe or life?
    ThanX!!!!

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  15. Sarah Anderson

    awesome sight!! really helpful with our second-year journalism term assignments (three newsroom days with a full publication) thanks so much, i think we’re going to go with the audacious juggernaut…. πŸ™‚

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  16. Derek

    Cecil County, Maryland offers readers the “Cecil County Whig,” while the “Quincy Herald-Whig” lives on in Quincy, Ill.
    They are only apparently remaining Whigs left in America, although there’s a Kingston, Canada “Kingston Whig Standard.”

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  17. DiNKy_BaBy --> ((aDRii))

    haha… i needed a ‘V’ one also.
    but thank you! icombined 2 of these
    names for a porject i did!
    very helpful!
    β™₯adrii

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  18. sheniqua

    i kno what ur talkin bout cuz im here also fo my socail studies project!! LOL!!
    this website was very, very helpful to me…thanx a mil.!!

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  19. Katie Anderson

    Hello. I am 13 years old and was thinking about making a school newspaper. I needed names and subjects to write about. I already had the original ones…like horror scopes, weather, sports, and even something like Dear Abbie. Even advertisements…then there were names like: daily, times, examiner, but thats all I really came up with…I really needed this. It rreeaallllyyy helped me. thanks!!!
    -Katie

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  20. Sharon

    Great List! I was looking for both E’s (Echo, Express, and Examiner) and P’s (Post) You have saved me oodles of time!

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  21. rpdg

    V name — The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio); Liberty (Texas) Vindicator
    Z name — New Braunfels (Texas) Herald-Zeitung (Zeitung = newspaper in German)
    Nice list. Thanks.

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  22. Catie

    you should add “the rag” too. you know, for those laid back kind of papers πŸ˜‰

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  23. Kat

    Our local paper is called The Acorn. Get it – “in a nutshell”!? Of course I live in a town called Thousand Oaks so it makes sense.

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  24. michelle

    thanks your ideas helped me come up with a name for a news article had to do at school!!!!!

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  25. Jax

    thank you so Much for helping me the Sever hour sun will be a smash hit? Another name is the Bakersfield Beaver

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  26. Joy

    Thanks so much! This saved me a lot of time. I’m actually not doing a history project, mine’s an English one. Fun fun… =]

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  27. jxbran

    Writing a story and need a newpaper name for the plot ..nice list….The Acorn?…get it in a nutshell…?
    I like that!
    jb

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  28. Ryan

    How about “call”. There used to be a newspaper in Newark, NJ named The Sunday Call. Thanks for the list!

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  29. pickle.

    hello, my name is bobette,
    i am in a pickle…
    really, i’m in a pickle.
    i cant get out…

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  30. camilla

    this helped a lot with my Latin porject! im sure my Roman newspaper will be the best!

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  31. Maryam

    Thanks! It helped alot with naming our school newsletter: ‘The Manarat Messenger’

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  32. steph

    I live in Seattle and the Seattle Post Intelligencer is the most ignorant name I’ve ever heard. I’ts ironic in itself.

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  33. Ben Moffett

    Does anybody know an old newspaper joke/saying/ putting together reporter’s names with newspaper names, such as:
    “Hello, I’m Dark from the Sun,” and you are?
    “I’m Bright from the Star,” and this is my friend, Cash from the Register.”
    I can’t remember all the cute combinations, and I only heard it once, from McPherson of the Albuquerque Tribune 50 years ago. Can anyone help?

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  34. Anonymous

    What about a name for a business organization called B.U.S. (beta upsilon sigma). I want to come up with something catchy that incorporates the name.. any ideas??

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  35. leighanne

    it is a realy brilliant website i want a article beginging with t a realy good one

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  36. Madiha

    LOVE the website! gave me great ideas for the names of a newsletter i have to publish for an upcoming event…especially ‘the acorn’! think im going to use it! thanks a tonne!
    πŸ™‚

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  37. Madiha

    LOVE the website! it was a great help! especially love ‘the acorn’! i think ima use it for my own newsletter name! thanks a lot! πŸ˜€

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  38. Kristen

    Hey person!
    Thanks for doing this page for us readers. By the way ya know how you talked about Greek Mythology at the beginning? Well my class has to do a Greek newspaper for social studies. My topic is mythology so I have to come up with a news paper name for it. PLEASE GIVE ME A NAME!!!!!!!
    from,
    Kristen

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  39. liam

    thx u saved me i needed a newspaper titlefor a project and used review antone have a idea 4 a story about a resteraunt called the red dog inn catching on fire plz tell me sooooooooooon thx

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  40. Barbara

    For a “V” newspaper – use The Vindicator. It’s the newspaper for Youngstown, Ohio.

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  41. Steph

    Thanks! I went through and updated the page will all the fantastic suggestions from readers. You guys are very helpful!

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  42. tmn

    toronto has toronto sun. know a good name for an abyssinian newspaper? need one for an assignment

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  43. Oriana

    Thanks so much for all these ideas. They are really helpful in a project in doing for school! πŸ™‚

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  44. KYHLY

    thank you guys sooooo much!!!!! this honeslty helped tons!!! gr8t resource for projects and stuff! thanks again!!!!! from Kyhly the koolest canadian boyy ’round. someday you’ll all remember me…

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  45. KYHLY

    thanks alot!!!! u guys r awesome!!!!!!
    Kyhly the coolest canadian boyy ’round. SOMEDAY YOU’LL ALL REMEMBER ME…

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  46. Erika

    That list was a BIG help to me. I usually can’t decide on names for anything, but with your list I knew exactly which one to choose! U Rock. thanx.

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  47. neha

    thank you very much it really helped me a lot !!!!!!!!!!!
    i think its very use full

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  48. Heather

    How about “Vendetta” for a “v” name? Sounds like something for a consperacy theorist’s newspaper. Anyway, thanks for the list. I used the Guardian for this project I’m doing.

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  49. Hana

    Ooh thnx!
    it rlly helped me
    i got” eagle eye weekly”
    sick right?? its like for a greek project thing
    thnx again !!

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  50. Rhombus

    Thnx for all those great ideas. I’m working on a school project that required making up a newspaper name. I used a few of the ideas above but can’t decide which is better, hope someone can help me:
    Universal Chronicle
    Chronicle Tribune
    Chronicle Today
    Chronicle Reflector
    Chronicle Gazette
    Chronicle Echo
    BTW, it’s about historical stuff!
    Thnx again!

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  51. Rhombus

    Thnx for all those great ideas. I’m working on a school project that required making up a newspaper name. I used a few of the ideas above but can’t decide which is better, hope someone can help me:
    Universal Chronicle
    Chronicle Tribune
    Chronicle Today
    Chronicle Reflector
    Chronicle Gazette
    Chronicle Echo
    BTW, it’s about historical stuff!
    Thnx again!

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  52. Rhombus

    Thnx for all those great ideas. I’m working on a school project that required making up a newspaper name. I used a few of the ideas above but can’t decide which is better, hope someone can help me:
    Universal Chronicle
    Chronicle Tribune
    Chronicle Today
    Chronicle Reflector
    Chronicle Gazette
    Chronicle Echo
    BTW, it’s about historical stuff!
    Thnx again!

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  53. krista

    thankks so much!!!! i wuz doing a project and wuz desperate for a title! this wuz PERFECT(:

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  54. Jeff

    Thanks for the great list. Did you imagine this list would still be getting comments over 6 years later?
    My wife’s hometown newspaper is the Putnam County Vidette.

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  55. Sarah

    Thank you so much! I felt that there would be no place that would focus on names! They are awesome thanks!
    I especially like “Voice”
    So awesome! My friends and I are making a homeschool newspaper and this really helped! We had NO idea what to name the newspaper, and YOU ARE AWESOME. πŸ˜€ Thanks again!!! πŸ˜€

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  56. anonymous

    How about the Democrat, the Republican, and the Independent? Great list though–saved me gobs of time in a renaming project.

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  57. Patrick

    Try Xavier, Zing, Yodel, or Yell. Some z’s are already up there. P.S. Some people are blind. V’s are already up there ya’ll!

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  58. Aireen Cherry Ordiz

    this page gives me an idea bout the title of our school paper
    thanks a lot…

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  59. David Speakman

    Did a google search for newspaper names. Hard to believe my old college roomie’s list was number one. Small world!

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  60. Alexis

    I made up holston view ca-hoooooots for the main title(H.V.= school, owl= mascot) and bristol bulletin for a sub heading! Thanks 4 the insperation!

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  61. Suggestions

    Paper (as in Washington City Paper)

    Then there’s also colors, like school colors (Georgetown’s The Blue & Gray, or UGA’s The Red & Black)

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  62. Alissa

    Thanks so much, id been stressing for my hisory project…which is also why everyone else is here, but you saved my tush thanks (:

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  63. Hannah

    hahahahaha I get it. because Argus is the hundred eyed giant that never sleeps XD

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  64. Aislin

    X’s!!!!! I need the x’s!!! Our school is Xi’an Int. School (XIS) and our mascot is the Terracotta Warrior. Suggestions are more than welcome. I thought of The Warrior Ledger….. ehhhhh….

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