As there are two official languages in Malta, there are a variety of newspapers; some in English, others in Maltese. These are mainly printed daily with a mixture of news, opinion pieces, readers’ letters and classifieds. Sunday editions are generally bigger with more features and are sometimes distributed with free magazines.
The Times of Malta is printed daily and is the the most widely read English-language newspaper in Malta. The paper contains a mix of local and international news and sport.
Founded in 1935, The Times has a 5-day weather forecast, TV listing guide, classified section and public notices. Published by Allied Newspapers, it is quite conservative with coverage of finance and the economy daily. The Thursday edition has a business and IT section, and there is a weekly Junior Times supplement every Wednesday. The Sunday edition is very popular, with a large classified pull-out with a wide range of property for sale and to let, job vacancies and vehicles for sale. The newspaper’s website is one of the most active in Malta, with many readers making comment on articles.
Malta Today is published twice a week – on a Wednesday and a Sunday. Content is quite controversial at times, with plenty of investigative articles and some entertaining opinion pieces – especially in the Sunday edition. Mona Farrugia writes her popular “Mona’s Meals” column for Malta Today, where she reviews a local restaurant every week, giving each establishment a write-up and a star rating.
The Malta Independent is a daily English-language newspaper published by Standard Publications. Like The Times of Malta, it contains a mix of local and international news with some opinion pieces, readers’ letters, listings and sport.
In-Nazzjon (Il-Mument on a Sunday) is a daily Maltese-language newspaper published by Media Link Communications. It is the voice of Malta’s Nationalist Party, who are currently leading the Maltese government with Prime Minister, Dr Lawrence Gonzi leading the Nationalist Party. The publication has the usual mix of news and covers politics, local issues, sport and leisure.
L-Orizzont (It-Tor?a on a Sunday) is another Maltese-language daily newspaper. Published by the General Worker’s Union since 1962, it’s the voice of the left. Like other publications, the paper has a mix of politics, opinion, news and sport.
These are the major Maltese newspapers.