Telling Northeast Ohio’s Story

The Plain Dealer is Ohio’s largest daily newspaper with more than 497,000 daily readers and more than 792,000 Sunday readers.* Since its founding in 1842, it has been a critical part of the Cleveland landscape, building trust with people across the region.

The Plain Dealer is widely referred to as the “community watchdog,” providing investigative journalism and superior content in print and online. It has won awards for excellence in editorial coverage, photography and production at the local, state, regional and national levels, including the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 2005.

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  • The Plain Dealer is Ohio’s largest daily newspaper with an average daily readership of 497,791.*

  • The Sunday total combined average circulation for The Plain Dealer is 397,891, making it the 19th largest Sunday paper in the country.*

  • The Plain Dealer has an average Sunday readership of 792,233.*

  • The Wednesday-through-Friday total combined average circulation for The Plain Dealer is 258,356.*