Newspapers in the United States have been published since the 18th century and are an integral part of the culture of the United States. Although a few exceptional newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal are sold throughout the United States, most U.S. newspapers are published for city or regional markets. The New York Times is often referred to as the United States’ “newspaper of record”.
All major metropolitan regions have newspapers, with some of them having multiple papers, though this has declined in modern times. Many smaller cities have had local newspapers, again, this having declined over time.