30 Famous Newspaper Logos for World Press Freedom Day

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May 3 is known as the World Press Freedom Day. Kick the day off right by commemorating some of the most well-known publications today and familiarize yourself with their known newspaper logos. 

This day pays homage to journalists that shine a light on the truth and reporters who lost their lives in the process. According to UNESCO, it is also “a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom.”

Get ready to see news outlet logos and journalism logos from the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and more. You’ll find recognizable newspapers that you can access both online and offline. 

The Guardian

The Guardian was first introduced to the public in 1999, and its online website was launched in 2011. It has a straightforward typography design that makes use of a serif font for symmetry. The journalism logo of this brand is also in a single color that makes it easy to apply to different collaterals, whether it be a printed paper or a business card.

The Wall Street Journal

With a focus on American business, the paper is headquartered in New York City. For its logo, the serif font design is in all capital letters, which gives it an eye-catching appearance. The brand also has a lettermark or initial logo that gives it the option to have a shorter design.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post’s first issue dates back to 1877. Its headquarters is in Washington, DC, as one of the most prominent papers in the area. The brand has a long history, and it shows that through an Old English-inspired font. Each letter has a decorative ornament that retains a vintage look.

The New York Times

The New York Times has won over 130 Pulitzer Prizes since its establishment in 1851. It has a calligraphy font inspired by fountain pen writing. The lines and strokes of the typography give it a dynamic look without standing as a visual distraction. 

Daily Mail

Daily Mail is a middle-market paper launched in 1896 that circulates over 1,100,000 copies. Its logo is a straightforward text-based design. In the center is the royal coat of arms featuring a lion, unicorn, and a crest. Underneath this illustration is the British monarch motto of “Dieu et mon droit,” which translates to “God and my right.”

The Hindu

The Hindu is an Indian newspaper based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The logo features blue color typography paired with a black and white crest illustration atop of it. The design has a version featuring only a monochrome scheme.

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald or SMH is the oldest newspaper in Australia. This publication is one the most widely read papers as well. Its journalist logo also takes inspiration from Old English fonts that are easy to read on printed materials.

The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodian newspaper got its start in 1992 as an English newspaper. The award-winning paper symbolizes its brand with a vibrant blue logo featuring a calligraphy design. It also has a border frame inspired by Khmer-inspired details that bring emphasis to the text. 

Toronto Star

Toronto Star is a Canadian publication that circulates the highest copies weekly in its country. The Canada-based paper has a blue logo which is a color that symbolizes traits such as professionalism. A ribbon frames its text to help lead the eyes of the readers.

Arizona Republic

The Arizona Republic is under a mass media holding company called Gannett. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated paper symbolizes itself with a contemporary serif font. Using modern fonts for logos helps brands such as this paper keep up an updated identity. 

Find more newspapers and news organizations logos below.

Chicago Sun-Times

Los Angeles times

Financial Times

Bangkok Post

The Daily Telegraph

El País

Die Zeit


Le Figaro

The Independent

The Moscow Times

The Irish Times 

El Mundo

Daily Graphic

Cape Times

The Namibian

El Espectador

Montreal Gazette

China Daily

Tokyo Shimbun


The newspapers above are just some examples of media company logos that you can use for inspiration. Each brand identity above can stand as a good resource for you to create a newspaper logo that will resonate with your brand and your readers. 

It is crucial for any brand planning to start a media company or a local community news board to have a logo that captures its mission. Find out how you can source your ideal logo below.

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