Newspapers in Malta

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There are quite a few Malta newspapers distributed across the islands, and just like in other countries, a few of these papers are more popular than the others. Some of these newspapers are published in English while others are created in Maltese.

English Malta Newspapers

The Times of Malta runs on a daily basis and is sent out nationally. It has built up the reputation of being one of the leading Maltese newspapers. It covers both national and local news and is published by Allied Newspapers Limited.

Also distributed by the same publisher is The Sunday Times of Malta. Of all the Malta newspapers this one boasts the largest circulation of them all. It offers an extensive classifieds section and often inserts free magazines. This paper, along with The Times of Malta, has been in circulation since the 1920s and the 1930s. Both of these papers put a heavy concentration on the Maltese culture and history and are the most conservative newspapers in Malta.

Both of these Malta newspapers were founded by the Constitutional Party that is no longer in existence. Ownership of these papers was placed in a special trust so that there would be no chance of them disappearing or ending up bankrupt. This trust was then put into a foundation where no government agencies or businesses could control them.

The Malta Independent covers all the news in Malta along with business, sports and political coverage. Published by Standard Publications Ltd., it is a daily paper with a special Sunday edition.

Malta Today is distributed every Sunday and Wednesday. It is a relatively new paper since it was first established in 1999. It is a more liberal-based Malta newspaper.

Business Today covers the ongoing business developments in Malta but also they'll soon to international business matters as well. The Malta Business Weekly is a Thursday paper that covers both Maltese and worldwide industry and business news.

Newspapers in Maltese

There are several Malta newspapers that are written in Maltese. The daily paper in this language is called L-Orizzont and is aligned with the Malta Labour Party. The Sunday Maltese newspaper is named It-Torca and is also aligned with the Malta Labour Party. It has a large circulation along with a large following of readers.

Il-Mument and In-Nazzjon are both published in Maltese and are aligned with the Nationalist party. In-Nazzjon is published daily while Il-Mument is sent out on Sundays. They both cover local and international news.

Illum and Kullhadd are both Sunday Malta newspapers. Kullhadd is aligned with the Malta Labour Party while the Illum holds its alignment with the Liberals.

Other smaller Malta newspapers include The Malta Financial and Business Times, di-ve, MaltaRightNow, Maltamedia, Maltasport, and Sunday Circle. There are also two Gozo newspapers called the Gozo News and the IL GENSillum.

Like many papers worldwide, Malta newspapers are fighting to keep their popularity as they face TV, radio and Internet coverage as competitors. All of the major contenders have up-to-the-minute reporting on their websites to keep up with the high technical era of news casting.

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