Physical newspaper sales are struggling, with dwindling readerships and circulation as consumers live their lives digitally. However, there's an argument that in the world of clickbait and fast news, a good old-fashioned newspaper can help sift through all the nonsense you see online. Even if you don't read a newspaper regularly, there are plenty of stocks you can invest in to get exposure to this sector. Just remember, today's news is tomorrow's fish and chips paper, so you will need to be sure the publisher you back has a viable plan for the future to appeal to ever-changing audiences.
This list is focused on the biggest listed newspaper publishers and distributors in the US and UK. No web-only news outlets allowed here, but of course most of these papers have an online presence. Remember: this is not a trading advice and you still need to read up on the companies listed below.