Print Long-Runners

The printed word (or character, pictogram, what-have-you) is one of the oldest forms of passing information or creating entertainment. This listing honors print media that has reached the state of Long Runner. Print media includes books (and e-books), comics, newspapers, and manga. Long running is considered to be a print run of 20 years or more.

For book series that have been going for a long time see Long-Running Book Series.


Examples:

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    Hall of Fame 
To honor those works that will probably remain in print as long as print exists.

  • Lewis Carroll's Alice stories (in print since 1865)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (in print since 1950)
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (1818-present)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897-present)
  • The Bible - Available in one readable form or another for more than 1,600 years (in its present form; individual books are much older).
    • The Gutenberg Bible (very first book printed on a press with movable type): 1455.
    • The King James Bible (continuously in print since 1611)
  • The Torah has been "in print" for so long that there is argument over how long. Probably at least 2,500 years, maybe more. Interestingly, the method of printing hasn't changed at all in the meantime; it's the only tome left still commonly printed on lambskin scrolls.
  • The Analects of Confucius, the Records of the Grand Historian, Laozi's Daodejing, and other fundamental Chinese writings, especially considering the Chinese invented the printing press long before Europeans did.
  • The Qur'an was first officially written down and standardized in 653 AD. As far as printing goes the oldest surviving printing blocks are from the 10th century.
  • The Vedas, Upanishads and other major Hindu religious works.
  • The Lord of the Rings (in print since 1955)
  • On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin (1859-present)
  • The Book of Mormon - In print continuously since 1830.
  • The works of:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh deserves special mention even among epics as it's generally considered to be the oldest concrete "story" humans have to offer. The first versions were written approximately four thousand years ago (2150-2000 BCE) and the most familiar version was codified about a millennium later (1300-1000 BCE). Even the first modern translation was performed in 1873. Yeah, it's pretty old.
  • Robinson Crusoe: It's been published by various people in about 200 editions since 1719, nearly 300 years straight.
  • The Last of the Mohicans: America's first "epic novel", in print since 1826, five or six film adaptations.
  • Zorro: The first superhero (and America's only swashbuckler), adapted into dozens of books, films, and TV shows. First appearance in 1919.
  • Moby-Dick: published 1851, in print since the 1920s.
  • The Pilgrim's Progress: in print since 1678.
  • Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body: Since 1858, and the show namer for at least one tv show.
  • Perry Rhodan: in print since 1961, 2661 weekly installments, 159.600 pages (as of 2012)

     Comic Books, Newspaper Comic Strips, and Manga 
  • 91:an Karlsson (1932-present). Swedish.
  • Abbie 'n' Slats (34 years, 1937-1971)
  • Die Abrafaxe (1976-present). German.
  • Action Comics, with a new issue hitting newsstands almost every single month since 1938, is the second-longest continuously published American comic books, after stablemate Detective Comics. (And actually has put out more issues than Detective, due to a period in the '80s where Action went weekly and Detective remained monthly.) The very first issue introduced Superman, a long-runner in his own right who has been continuously appearing in this and lots of other publications (plus movies, television, video games and practically every other medium) since the late 1930s.
  • Adam@home (1984-present)
  • Agent327 (1967-1985, 2000-present). Dutch.
  • Ah! My Goddess manga (1988- 2014, 48 volumes)
  • Alley Oop (1932-present). American.
  • Andy Capp (1957-present). British.
  • Angus Og (1959-1989). Scottish.
  • Animal Crackers (1967-present)
  • Apartment 3-G (54 years, 1961-2015)
  • Archie Comics (1941-present. His very first comic book appearance (as a filler story) was in 1941. The newspaper strip was not started until 1947.) American.
  • Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog (1992-present. At 278 issues as of this writing, it now holds the title for longest-running franchise-based comic book)
  • Arlo and Janis (1985-present)
  • Astro City (1995-present, with a three-year hiatus from 2010 to 2013)
  • Bio-Booster Armor Guyver (1985-present, 27 volumes)
  • Asari-chan (1978-present, 94 volumes)
  • Astérix (1959-present), technically a comic, but he follows a schedule more like a book series. 33 comic books in 50+ years, starting in 1959. All by the same two guys (later one guy) until 2013, when the series was taken over by a new team. French.
  • The Avengers (1963-present). American.
  • Bamse (1966-present). Swedish.
  • Barney Google and Snuffy Smith (1918-present). American.
  • Batman (1939-present). American.
  • B.C. (1958-present). American.
  • The Beano (British anthology comic, 1938-present), contains these long-running strips:
    • The Bash Street Kids (1954-present) .
    • Dennis the Menace (UK) (1951-present).
    • Lord Snooty (1938-49; 1950-90, intermittently until 2000, then again as Lord Snooty the Third 2008-2009, the original has appeared occasionally since).
    • Minnie the Minx (1953-present).
    • Roger the Dodger (1953-present).
    • Billy Whizz (1964-present).
    • Calamity James (1985-present).
    • Ball Boy (1975-present).
    • The Numskulls (1962-1993 in The Beezer, then 1993-present in The Beano).
    • Ivy the Terrible (1985-present).
    • Biffo the Bear (1948-1986, 1989-1999, intermittent appearances since).
    • Pansy Potter (1938-1947, 1949-1955, 1958, 1989-1993).
    • Little Plum (1953-1986, 1998, 2002-2007, 2011-Present).
    • The Three Bears (1959-1985, 1988-1995, 1999-2007, 2010-2011).
  • Bécassine (1905-1962). French.
  • Beetle Bailey (1950-present)
  • The Beezer (1956-1993, 1809 issues)
  • Belvedere (33 years, 1962-1995)
  • Beryl the Peril (1953-2012, in The Topper until 1993, then in The Dandy)
  • Berserk Started in 1990 and still running at 38+ volumes as of 2016.
  • The Better Half (58 years, 1956-2014)
  • Betty (23 years, 1920-1943)
  • Blackhawk (27 years in its original run from 1941 to 1968, plus another 10-odd years in scattered revivals)
  • Blake and Mortimer (1946, still published despite the author's death)
  • Blondie (1930-present)
  • Boner's Ark (32 years, 1968-2000)
  • Boots and Her Buddies (45 years, daily 1924-1960, Sunday 1926-1969)
  • The Born Loser (1965-present)
  • Broom-Hilda (1970-present)
  • Bristow (1961-present)
  • Brenda Starr (71 years, 1940-2011)
  • Brick Bradford (54 years, 1933-1987)
  • Bringing Up Father (87 years, 1913-2000) Also commonly called "Maggie and Jiggs".
  • The Broons (1936-present)
  • The Bungle Family (27 years, 1918-1945)
  • Bunky (23 years, 1926-1949) Initially known as "Bedroom, Parlor and Sink".
  • Buster (1960-2000, over 2000 issues)
  • Buz Sawyer (46 years, 1943-1989)
  • Calvin and Hobbes (only 10 years, 1985-95, but 3,000 strips and numerous book collections place it well under here)
  • Cap Stubbs and Tippie (48 years, 1918-1966)
  • Cathy (34 years, 1976-2010)
  • Captain Tsubasa (1981-present)
  • Le Chat (1983-2013)
  • Cerebus the Aardvark (1977-2004)
  • A Certain Magical Index (2004-present)
  • Chick Tracts (1960-present)
  • Condorito (1949-present). Chilean.
  • Cooking Papa (1985-present)
  • Crock (37 years, 1975-2012)
  • Cubitus (1968-present).
  • Curtis (1988-present)
  • The Dandy (1937-2012, 3500 issues so far)
  • Daredevil (1964-present)
  • Diabolik, monthly since November 1962.
  • Walt Disney's Comics and Stories: 698 monthly issues since 1940, with breaks of varying lengths as the publishers of the title changed. The longest running Disney Comics title.
    • The Swedish Kalle Anka & C:o, fittingly named after Donald Duck's Swedish name, has been ongoing since 1948 - and since 1959, it has been a weekly. It was bi-weekly between 1957 and and 1959, so at the moment of writing this, that means about 2700 issues, give or take a few double-issues during Christmas and the like.
    • Mickey Mouse comics have been around since 1930, first appearing as a daily newspaper comic strip (that lasted until 1990) and then being turned into its own comic book in 1939. Like Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, it's had its fair share of hiatuses and publisher changes. For a while only reprints were being released, but it's made a comeback since then. They were also being produced in other countries even while it was lying dormant in the US.
    • You want no hiatuses? The French Le Journal de Mickey has been publishing since early 1952 without hiatuses, although with some double-issues. It passed 3000 in December 2009 and it's weekly. The Dutch Donald Duck has been publishing since October 25, 1952 without any double-issues or hiatuses. It passed 3000 in April 2010. It had ONE extra count: the 10th issue of 1954 had an extra double. That one's also been counted. Also, the Brazilian, German, Danish, Norwegian and the Finnish (and probably the Spanish too) have published over 2500 issues, all starting 1948-1950. Archive Panic!
  • Dennis the Menace (US) (1951-present)
  • Desperate Dan (1937-2012) (in The Dandy)
  • Detective Comics, with a new issue hitting newsstands almost every single month since 1937, is the longest continuously published American comic book. In addition to this, it was the place of birth of Batman (Detective #37, 1939), a long runner in his own right who has been continuously appearing in this and lots of other publications (plus movies, television, video games and practically every other medium) since the late 1930s.
    • By extension, DC's shared universe has been running at least since 1940 (the birth of the Justice Society, the first superhero team) and arguably since Superman's debut two years earlier. Connecting every book in DC's main line into one huge, endless narrative, the DCU is one of the largest works of fiction in human history.
  • Dick Tracy (1931-present)
  • Dilbert (1989-present)
  • Dinglehoofer und his Dog (25 years, 1926-1951)
  • Dixie Dugan (37 years, 1929-1966)
  • Dokaben (1972-present, 162 volumes spread over four story arcs)
  • Dondi (31 years, 1955-1986)
  • Doonesbury (1970-present)
  • Drabble (1979-present)
  • Dykes to Watch Out For (25 years, 1983-2008)
  • Eek & Meek (35 years, 1965-2000)
  • Eric De Noorman (1946-1964). Dutch.
  • Etta Kett (49 years, 1925-1974)
  • ElfQuest (1978-present)
  • Elvis (2000-present). Swedish.
  • La Familia Burron (1948-2010). Mexican.
  • De Familie Doorzon (1989-2010). Dutch
  • The Family Circus (1960-present). American.
  • Fantastic Four (1961-present)
  • Fatty Finn (1923-1977), Australian
  • Ferd'nand (1937-2012), Danish
  • Flash Gordon (69 years, 1934-2003)
  • FoxTrot (1988-present; dailies until 2006, Sundays only 2007-)
  • Frank and Ernest (1972-present)
  • Freckles and His Friends (54 years, 1915-1971)
  • For Better or for Worse (1979-2008) Canadian, with a heavy circulation in the US. Currently in reprints.
  • Fred Basset (1963-present)
  • From Eroica with Love (1976-present)
  • Funky Winkerbean (1972-present)
  • Garfield (1978-present)
  • Garth (53 years, 1943-1997)
  • Gasoline Alley (1918-present)
  • De Generaal (1971-2003)
  • Gil Thorp (1958-present)
  • Glass Mask (1976-present, with a hiatus from 2004-2008)
  • Godzilla (44 years, 1955-1999) note  Japanese
  • Gold Digger (1991-present)
  • Golgo 13 (1968-present)
  • Gordo (44 years, 1941-1985)
  • The Gumps (42 years, 1917-1959)
  • Grin and Bear It (81 years, 1932-40, 1942-2015)
  • Ginger Meggs (1921-present), Australian
  • Hajime no Ippo (1989-present, 110 volumes)
  • ''Happy Hooligan' (32 years, 1900-1932) Also known as "Down in the Farm" and "Mr. Dough and Mr. Dubb".
  • Hazel (1943-1993) Appeared weekly in The Saturday Evening Post until 1969, then in daily newspaper syndication. Currently in reprints.
  • The Heart of Juliet Jones (48 years, 1953-2001)
  • Heathcliff (1973-present)
  • Hellblazer (1988-2013)
  • Henry (63 years, daily 1932-1990, Sunday until 1995, currently in reruns)
  • Herman (1975-present, although it's mostly been in reruns since 1992.)
  • Herman Hedning (1988-present). Swedish
  • Hi and Lois (1954-present). American.
  • Hägar the Horrible (1973-present)
  • Hälge (1991-present). Swedish
  • The Incredible Hulk (1962-present). American.
  • Inspector Canardo (1979-present). Belgian.
  • The Jackson Twins (29 years, 1950-1979)
  • Jan, Jans en de Kinderen (1970- present). Dutch.
  • Jeff Cobb (23 years, 1955-1978)
  • Jerry on the Job (22 years, 1913-1932, 1946-1949)
  • Jarinko Chie (1978-1997, 67 volumes)
  • Joe Palooka (54 years, 1930-1984)
  • Jojos Bizarre Adventure (1987-present, 104 collected volumes to date)
  • Jommeke (1955- present). Flemish/Belgian.
  • Judge Dredd (1977-present). British.
  • Judge Parker (1952-present)
  • Just Kids (34 years, 1923-1957; known as "Mush Stebbins and Sister" from 1950)
  • The Katzenjammer Kids (1897-2006). Yes, you read that right; more than a century of continuous production. When creator Rudolph Dirks left the strip in 1914 owing to a dispute with newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, he created a competing strip featuring the same characters (The Captain and the Kids), which itself ran for more than 60 years (1914-1979). The Katzenjammers are currently in reprints.
  • Kerry Drake (40 years, 1943-1983)
  • De Kiekeboes (1977-present), Flemish/Belgian
  • Kochikame (1976-present, longest continuously published manga, 13 more volumes than Golgo 13)
  • Korky the Cat (1937-present) (in The Dandy)
  • Kotaro Makaritoru (22 years, 1982-2004, suspended due to poor author health)
  • Krazy Kat (31 years, 1913-1944)
  • Life in Hell (35 years, 1977-2012)
  • Li'l Abner (43 years, 1934-1977)
  • Lilla Fridolf (1955-present). Swedish
  • Little Annie Rooney (39 years, 1927-1966)
  • Little Iodine (42 years, 1943-1985)
  • Little Jimmy (50 years, 1904-1941, Sunday-only 1945-1958)
  • The Little King (42 years, 1933-1975) The newspaper strip in 1933-34 was titled "The Ambassador".
  • Little Orphan Annie (86 years, 1924-2010)
  • Locke the Superman manga (1967-present; not always regular, having started as a doujinshi and survived several publishers, but currently stands around 90 volumes total)
  • The Lockhorns (1968-present)
  • Love Is... (1970-present)
  • Luann (1985-present)
  • Mad Magazine (1952-present)
  • Mallard Fillmore (1994-present)
  • Mandrake the Magician (1934-present)
  • Mark Trail (1946-present)
  • Marmaduke (1954-present)
  • Marvin (1982-present)
  • Mary Worth (1932-present)
  • Mickey Finn (40 years, 1936-1976)
  • Millie the Model (1945-1973)
  • Miss Peach (45 years, 1957-2002)
  • Mr. and Mrs. (44 years, 1919-1963)
  • Modesty Blaise (39 years, 1963-2002)
  • Momma (1970-present)
  • Monica's Gang (1959-present)
  • Moon Mullins (68 years, 1923-1991) Ferd Johnson —assistant to creator Frank Willard— worked on the strip during its entire run.
  • Mortadelo y Filemón (1958-present) creator Francisco Ibáñez has worked in the comic for almost 60 years.
  • Mosaik, featuring Die Digedags (1955-1975) and then Die Abrafaxe (1975-present). German (originally East German).
  • Mother Goose and Grimm (1984-present)
  • Mutt and Jeff (75 years, 1907-1982)
  • Nancy (1938-present; offshoot of Fritzi Ritz which began in 1922 and had a separate Sunday edition until 1968)
  • The Nebbs (24 years, 1923-1947). In 1947 the family became supporting characters on The Toodle Family (1940-1961).
  • Nero (1947-2002) Drawn by the same artist, Marc Sleen, until 1992. He even entered the Guinness Book Of Records for drawing the longest running comic strip by a single artist! During the strip's final decade he took a back seat as a script writer, with another artist drawing everything. Flemish.
  • On The Fastrack (1984-present)
  • One Big Happy (1988-present)
  • The Opus saga: Bloom County (1980-1989), Outlands (1989-1995) and Opus (2002-2008), followed by a web-only revival (2016-present).
  • Oishinbo, running since 1983, with over 100 volumes.
  • Oor Wullie (1936-present)
  • Ouke no Monshou (1976-present, 55 volumes)
  • Our Boarding House (63 years, 1921-1984) Also commonly called "Major Hoople".
  • Out Our Way (55 years, 1922-1977) Also known as "The Willets", who were the stars of the Sunday page.
  • Panda (45 years, 1946-1991)
  • Patalliro! (1979-present, 95 volumes plus two spin-off series)
  • Paulus de Boskabouter (38 years, 1946-1984)
  • Peanuts (just short of 50 years, 1950-2000)
  • Penny (27 years, 1943-1970)
  • Pepe Antártico (69 years, 1947-2016) Chilean.
  • The Perishers (47 years, 1959-2006) British. Currently in reprints.
  • The Phantom (1936-present). It is the most popular comic book in Australia, where it first began running in 1948, and now has more than 2000 issues, with no end in sight.
  • Pierre Tombal (1986-present)
  • Piet Pienter en Bert Bibber (44 years, 1951-1995)
  • Pluggers (1993-present)
  • Pogo (27 years, 1948-1975; 30 years counting a revival strip that ran from 1989-92)
  • Polly and Her Pals (46 years, 1912-1958)
  • Popeye (1929-present). The feature per se began in 1919 as The Thimble Theatre. Daily strips have been in reprints since 1994, while Sunday strips are still being produced.
  • Prince Valiant (1937-present)
  • Priscilla's Pop (37 years, 1946-1983)
  • PS Magazine (In continuous publication since 1951, 700+ issues so far)
  • Rasmus Klump (1951-present)
  • Red Ears (1989-present)
  • Reg'lar Fellers (32 years, 1917-1949)
  • Rex Morgan, M.D. (1948-present)
  • Rick O'Shay (23 years, 1958-1981)
  • De Rode Ridder (1959 - present, over 238 issues as of 2013)
  • Rupert Bear (1920-present)
  • Safe Havens (1988-present)
  • Sally Forth (1982-present)
  • Shoe (1977-present)
  • Sazae-san (28 years, 1946-1974)
  • Secret Agent X-9 (62 years, 1934-1996)
  • Sgt. Rock (30 years from 1958-1988, plus additional special projects)
  • Sjors en Sjimmie (1938-2005, by different artists, in different styles, but always the same protagonists)
  • Smilin' Jack (40 years, 1933-1973)
  • Smitty (51 years, 1922-1973)
  • Smokey Stover (38 years, 1935-1973)
  • Spider-Man (1962-present)
  • Spirou and Fantasio (1938-present)
  • Spy vs. Spy (1962-present)
  • Steve Canyon (41 years, 1947-1988)
  • Steve Roper and Mike Nomad (68 years, 1936-2004). Originally called "Big Chief Wahoo". Steve Roper first appeared in 1940, while Mike Nomad turned up in 1956, almost a decade after Wahoo was written out.
  • Supergirl: (1972-present) with breaks of varying lengths.
  • Superman (1938-present)
  • Suske en Wiske (1946–Present, 234 issues)
  • Tank McNamara (1974-present)
  • Terry and the Pirates (39 years, 1934-1973)
  • Tex, a western Italian comic still running monthly since 1948 with 590 issues.
  • Alan Ford, another Italian series (1969-present) that surpassed the mark of 500 issues.
  • They'll Do It Every Time (79 years, 1929-2008)
  • Tiger (40 years, 1965-2005)
  • Tillie, the Toiler (38 years, 1921-1959)
  • Tim Tyler's Luck (68 years, 1928-1996)
  • The Timid Soul (29 years, 1924-1953)
  • Tintin: Although Hergé, the author, died in 1983 and forbade in his will that anybody else publish new stories, it's always been in print since its debut in 1929, and probably should be considered Hall of Fame material—it'll obviously stay in print for a loooong time to come (in its original French version, anyway).
  • Tom Poes (1938 or 1941-1986. The ambiguity over how old this strip is, is due to the fact that it made its very first appearance in Argentina and Czechoslovakia as a weekly gag strip in 1938. In 1941, it replaced Mickey Mouse as a daily in the newspaper De Telegraaf.)
  • Toonerville Folks (47 years, 1908-1955)
  • Toots and Casper (38 years, daily 1918-1951, Sunday 1920-1956)
  • The Topper (1953-1990, 1963 issues)
  • Treasure Chest (1946-1972, 502 issues)
  • Tsuribaka Nisshi (1979-present, 78 volumes)
  • Tumbleweeds (42 years, 1965-2007)
  • Urbanus (1982-present), Flemish
  • Usagi Yojimbo (first appearance 1984; title is 1987-present)
  • Wash Tubbs/Captain Easy (64 years, 1924-1988) This one is kind of complicated. The Wash Tubbs strip started in 1924 as a daily. The character of Captain Easy was introduced in it in 1929 as a sidekick to Tubbs. In 1933 Captain Easy got a Sunday strip with Tubbs making occasional appearances, while Tubbs kept the daily strip and Easy made occasional appearances. In 1949, the two strips were combined and syndicated as Captain Easy, and continued under that name until 1988.
  • Watchmen (Comics first printed in 1987 - graphic novel form has never been out of print) This is a particular sore spot for creator Alan Moore. His contract stated he was to obtain the copyright when it went out of print. It's never going to do that, so he'll never own his work.
  • Winnie Winkle (76 years, 1920-1996)
  • Winthrop (37 years, 1956-1993) Originally titled "Morty Meekle".
  • Whizzer and Chips (1969-1990, 1092 issues)
  • The Wizard of Id (1964-present)
  • Wonder Woman (1942-present)
  • X-Men (1963-present)
  • Ziggy (1968-present) First appearance in book collection, in newspapers since 1971.
  • Zippy the Pinhead (1971-present) First appearance in underground comix. Nationally syndicated since 1976, first as a weekly and then as a daily King Features newspaper strip starting in 1986.
  • Åsa-Nisse (1944-present). Swedish.

    Newspapers and Magazines 
Due to the exceptional shelf-life of many publications, long-runners in this category are those that reach 150 years in print.
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 900-1150)
  • The Atlantic Monthly (1857-ongoing)
  • Baltimore American (1773-1964, then the News-American until 1986)
  • The Baltimore Sun (1837-ongoing)
  • Boston Herald (1846-ongoing)
  • Chicago Tribune (1847-ongoing; its parent company also owns other publications such as the Hartford Courant, below)
  • The Daily Telegraph (1820-ongoing)
  • The Texas edition of The Daily News is Texas' oldest newspaper and has been serving the city of Galveston and Galveston county since 1842.
  • Detroit Free Press (1831-ongoing)
  • The Economist (1843-ongoing)
  • Evening Standard (1827-ongoing)
  • The Farmer's Almanac (1818-ongoing)
  • Le Figaro (1826-ongoing)
  • The Globe and Mail (1844-ongoing)
  • The Guardian (1821-ongoing; known as The Manchester Guardian until 1959.)
  • The Hansard, the record of the proceedings of the Parliament of Canada, published since 1868.
  • The British Hansard has been published continuously since 1802 (though they weren't called Hansard until 1829).
  • Haarlems Dagblad, a regional newspaper from the Netherlands, claims a founding date of 1656. The original newspaper that had been in print since 1656, Opregte Haarlemsche Courant, was forced to merge with the then bi-weekly Haarlems Dagblad by the occupying Germans in 1942. The merged publication assumed the younger newspaper's name but still claimed the older newspaper's publishing history.
  • Harper's (US) (1850-ongoing)
  • Hartford Courant (1764-ongoing; the self-proclaimed oldest newspaper in America. Just how old is it? Old enough to author an apology to Thomas Jefferson almost 200 years after saying, among other, less flattering things, that should he have won the election of 1800 (which he did, in fact, win), "the air will be rent with the cries of distress, the soil soaked with blood, and the nation black with crimes.")
  • The Irish Times (1859-ongoing; still considered the country's newspaper of record)
  • The Journal (Newcastle) (1832-ongoing)
  • The Lancet (1823-ongoing)
  • Liverpool Daily Post (1855-ongoing)
  • London Gazette (1665-ongoing)
  • MAD (1952-ongoing)
  • Magyar Közlöny (1848-ongoing; official legislative newspaper of Hungary. Between 1849 and 1867 its legal predecessor functioned as a government newspaper only since legislature was suspended.)
  • El Mercurio de Valparaíso (1827-ongoing)
  • The Montreal Gazette (1778-ongoing)
  • The New Hampshire Gazette (on-and-off since 1756; also claims to be America's oldest paper)
  • New York Post (1801-ongoing; claims to be America's longest continuously-published newspaper)
  • The New York Times (1851-ongoing)
  • The News Letter (Belfast) (1737-ongoing; claims to be the world's oldest continuously published English-language daily newspaper.)
  • News of the World (1843-2011)
  • The Observer (1791-ongoing)
  • The Oregonian (1850-ongoing)
  • Philadelphia Inquirer (1829-ongoing)
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-ongoing; originally a weekly simply called The Gazette, it became a daily in 1844 and acquired its present name, following several additional changes, in 1927.)
  • The Plain Dealer (1842-ongoing)
  • Post & Inrikes Tidningar (1645-ongoing). This is the government newspaper of Sweden, and the oldest currently published newspaper in the world. It has basically been online-only since 2007, but one physical copy of each new issue is still printed, in order to maintain its status as a "print" publication.
  • The Providence Journal (1829-ongoing; Another claimant to the "oldest newspaper in the US" title. They claim to be the "oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States", as the Hartford Courant didn't become a daily until 1837, and a few strikes in the 1950's and 1970's have caused the New York Post not to publish a daily paper).
  • Punch (1841-2002)
  • Rocky Mountain News (1859-2009)
  • The Saturday Evening Post (1821-ongoing). The original run ended in 1969. The magazine changed ownership and restarted in 1971.
  • Scientific American (1845-ongoing) The oldest continuously published magazine in the United States.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (1831 (when it was founded; changed its name to current 10 years later) - present) Longest running newspaper in Australia. In fact, it was founded 70 years before Australia even existed as a country.
  • The Times (1785-ongoing)
  • Victoria Times-Colonist - debatable. The "Colonist" bit has been going since 1854, when it was The British Colonist; it merged with the Victoria Daily Times in 1980.
  • Wiener Zeitung (1703-ongoing; official government newspaper of Austria)

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