The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune is a daily newspaper published Mondays through Saturdays in Chillicothe, United States. It is owned by GateHouse Media. Founded in 1860 as the weekly Chillicothe Constitution, the paper has been published daily since 1889, under its current name since 1930; the newspaper publishes C-T X-Tra, a free shopper, MyChiliMo, a free monthly collection of reader-submitted articles and photographs. The weekly Chillicothe Constitution was founded in 1860 as a Democratic-leaning newspaper; the Tribune, a Republican-leaning newspaper, was founded in 1868. In the 1880s the Watkins family became publishers of the Constitution; the two newspapers consolidated March 1, 1928. The Watkins family solid it in April 1972 to Inland Industries, Inc. of Lenexa and Smith-Walls Newspapers, Inc. of Fort Payne, Alabama. Clarence Edwin Watkins served as the publisher until his death in 1944. Rod Dixon is the current publisher and Catherine Stortz Ripley is the current editor; the newspaper is owned by GateHouse Media.
Jerry Litton visited the newspaper offices about 8:30 p.m. on August 3, 1976, to check results of the election in which he had won the Democratic primary for U. S. Senate, en route to a victory party in Kansas City, he was killed about a half-hour during an airplane takeoff at the Chillicothe airport. On Christmas Day in 1930, a fire broke out in the office of Dr. Oma Dye, located above the newspaper offices. According to the December 26, 1930, edition of the paper, two patrons were leaving a nearby theater when they saw smoke coming from the building; as the fire department was arriving on the scene Chillicothe Mayor Harry Pardonner, a fireman, was thrown from the truck as the ladder broke free and swung. According to the paper the mayor would be confined to bed for several days; the doctor's office was a total loss while the newspaper offices were damaged by water "putting all of the machinery in the shop out of commission and spoiling the supply of print paper on hand." The newspaper's publishers assured their readers that every effort had been made to get that day's edition out via the old method of "setting the type by hand."
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A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is typed in black ink with a white or gray background. Newspapers can cover a wide variety of fields such as politics, business and art, include materials such as opinion columns, weather forecasts, reviews of local services, birth notices, editorial cartoons, comic strips, advice columns. Most newspapers are businesses, they pay their expenses with a mixture of subscription revenue, newsstand sales, advertising revenue; the journalism organizations that publish newspapers are themselves metonymically called newspapers. Newspapers have traditionally been published in print. However, today most newspapers are published on websites as online newspapers, some have abandoned their print versions entirely. Newspapers developed as information sheets for businessmen. By the early 19th century, many cities in Europe, as well as North and South America, published newspapers; some newspapers with high editorial independence, high journalism quality, large circulation are viewed as newspapers of record.
Newspapers are published daily or weekly. News magazines are weekly, but they have a magazine format. General-interest newspapers publish news articles and feature articles on national and international news as well as local news; the news includes political events and personalities and finance, crime and natural disasters. The paper is divided into sections for each of those major groupings. Most traditional papers feature an editorial page containing editorials written by an editor and expressing an opinion on a public issue, opinion articles called "op-eds" written by guest writers, columns that express the personal opinions of columnists offering analysis and synthesis that attempts to translate the raw data of the news into information telling the reader "what it all means" and persuading them to concur. Papers include articles which have no byline. A wide variety of material has been published in newspapers. Besides the aforementioned news and opinions, they include weather forecasts; as of 2017, newspapers may provide information about new movies and TV shows available on streaming video services like Netflix.
Newspapers have classified ad sections where people and businesses can buy small advertisements to sell goods or services. Most newspapers are businesses, they pay their expenses with a mixture of subscription revenue, newsstand sales, advertising revenue; some newspapers are at least government-funded. The editorial independence of a newspaper is thus always subject to the interests of someone, whether owners, advertisers, or a government; some newspapers with high editorial independence, high journalism quality, large circulation are viewed as newspapers of record. Many newspapers, besides employing journalists on their own payrolls subscribe to news agencies, which employ journalists to find and report the news sell the content to the various newspapers; this is a way to avoid duplicating the expense of reporting from around the world. Circa 2005, there were 6,580 daily newspaper titles in the world selling 395 million print copies a day; the late 2000s–early 2010s global recession, combined with the rapid growth of free web-based alternatives, has helped cause a decline in advertising and circulation, as many papers had to retrench operations to stanch the losses.
Worldwide annual revenue approached $100 billion in 2005-7 plunged during the worldwide financial crisis of 2008-9. Revenue in 2016 fell to only $53 billion, hurting every major publisher as their efforts to gain online income fell far short of the goal; the decline in advertising revenues affected both the print and online media as well as all other mediums. Besides remodeling advertising, the internet has challenged the business models of the print-only era by crowdsourcing both publishing in general and, more journalism. In addition, the rise of news aggregators, which bundle linked articles fro
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Daytona Beach News-Journal is a Florida daily newspaper serving Volusia and Flagler counties. It grew from the Halifax Journal, started in 1883; the Davidson family purchased the newspaper in 1928 and retained control until bankruptcy in 2009. In 1986, The Morning Journal and Evening News merged into one morning newspaper; the newspaper began its online services in 1994. Daytona's early settlers decided that a newspaper would be important for the development of the town. A group of citizens raised money to persuade Florian A. Mann to move his printing press from Ohio to Daytona and start a new publication. Prior to publication of the first issue, 86 subscribers were signed up, all paid in advance. Advertisers paid in advance for the first three months; the first issue was scheduled for release on February 1, 1883. This delayed publication of the first issue until Mann decided to buy a bolt of cotton cloth from Laurence Thompson's dry goods store to use as a substitute; the first issue of the Halifax Journal was printed and published on the cotton cloth, dated February 15, 1883.
The premier issue contained local news, as well as Mann's editorial of praise and hope for the Halifax area. The Halifax Journal continued as a weekly publication until Mann sold the newspaper in 1889 to J. M. Jolley. In 1908, Jolley died and the newspaper was bought by Galen Seaman. After Seaman's death, the paper was bought by W. C. Carter of the Halifax Printing Company, which operated a printing shop connected with the Halifax Journal. After selling the Halifax Journal, Mann started the Ormond Gazette, he sold this paper to L. Moreton Murray and returned to Daytona, to start the Daytona News. Thomas E. Fitzgerald bought the Daytona News in 1900 and the Ormond Gazette in 1903. Fitzgerald consolidated the two papers and on December 1, 1903, published the first issue of The Daytona Daily News. Hugh Sparkman started a stock company which bought the Halifax Journal and turned it into a daily publication. In 1926, the stock company bought The Daytona Daily News from Fitzgerald; the stock company ceased publication of The Morning Journal, but continued The Evening News and The Sunday News-Journal.
In 1928, Julius Davidson and his son, Herbert M. Davidson, purchased a majority interest in the company, beginning an 80-year period of single family control of the publication. Soon after, the minority owner sold his interest to R. H. Gore, a competitor; the minority shares were sold to Perry Publications, the owner of The Palm Beach Post. In 1969, The Palm Beach Post was purchased by Cox Enterprises, a media company that owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications. Cox acquired Perry's 47.5% interest in the News-Journal, assigned a value of $5 million, as part of the transaction. The Davidson family continued to hold a 52.5% majority of the stock. Cox had no say in corporate decisions. In January 2003, the News-Journal offered to pay $13 million for naming rights to a new performing arts center in Daytona Beach being built as a new home for the Seaside Music Theater, founded by News-Journal CEO Tippen Davidson. Cox Enterprises filed suit against the News-Journal Corp. in U. S. Federal Court, alleging they "acted irresponsibly in spending corporate funds".
Cox alleged. Court documents reveal that in the five-year period prior to the filing of Cox's complaint, at least 58 employees of Davidson's arts and entertainment ventures were on the News-Journal Corp. payroll, unbeknownst to NJC's sole minority shareholder. Despite the fact that these employees did no work for NJC, the corporation provided them with full salaries and benefits, at a cost to the company of at least $5.7 million. The trial court found that tens of millions of dollars were diverted to Davidson family projects to "indulge personal interests in the arts". After failing to have the suit dismissed, the News-Journal Corp. decided to exercise its option to buy out the minority shares. In 2006, the federal court set a valuation of $129.2 million on Cox's interest in the paper. Newspaper management announced in April 2008 that the newspaper would be sold in order to satisfy the judgment. On April 17, 2009, the News-Journal announced its intention to declare bankruptcy, but the judge overseeing the case rejected that option.
The board of directors was subsequently removed and the company was placed under court control, with James Hopson serving as the court-appointed manager. Halifax Media Holdings purchased the News-Journal on March 1, 2010, for $20 million and assumed control on April 1, 2010. Michael Redding, Halifax Media's CEO and a former News-Journal department manager, welcomed Bill Offill as publisher of the paper on July 29, 2013. Halifax Media became the 12th largest media company in the U. S. publishing 33 newspapers and affiliated websites in five states in the Southeast. The company was owned by a group of investors, including Stephens Capital Partners, of Little Rock, Arkansas. On August 28, 2013, Halifax Media signed a letter of intent with HarborPoint Media for the acquisition of three additional Florida papers. In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group. News-Journal prices are: daily, $1. Sales tax is included at newsracks. Official website Today's The Daytona Beach News-Journal front page at the Newseum website
Daily Herald (Columbia, Tennessee)
The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper in Columbia, Tennessee. The newspaper is published six days a week Sunday through Friday. Although it is distributed to Maury County, Tennessee its Newspaper Designated Market stretches into five counties in Southern Middle Tennessee; the five county distribution area of The Daily Herald includes: Maury County, Tennessee. The Daily Herald was founded as a weekly newspaper in 1848, when Columbia's population was only 1,700 people. In 1899, the newspaper converted from weekly to daily delivery; the city now has a population 34,811 in 2010 with a county population exceeding 81,956. Weekday circulation is 11,500 and Sunday circulation is 13,500, according to audited figures. In 1916 the newspaper was purchased by Walter D. Hastings and James I. Finney. Beginning in 1965 the newspaper was purchased by local businessman and politician Sam Delk Kennedy who served as publisher. Kennedy served as either Editor or Publisher or both from 1965 to 1983, it was acquired by the Donrey Media Group in 1983.
Reynolds died in 1993. The company was sold to the Stephens family of Arkansas, best known for their investment banking business Stephens Inc. in Little Rock, Arkansas. After Stephens acquired the group, some of Donrey's properties were sold off, the company moved its headquarters to Las Vegas, home of its largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal; the company was renamed Stephens Media Group in 2002. Most of Stephens newspapers operated in small to medium-sized towns and cities, but the company owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a 186,000 circulation newspaper. In June 2006 the company became known as Stephens Media LLC and continued Mr. Reynolds' business philosophy of locally operated companies. Stephens Media LLC was a Nevada diversified media holding company that published over 11 daily and 64 weekly newspapers in nine states in Nevada and Arkansas. In 2015, the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group. GateHouse Media a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group that will be managing the portfolio of 125 Daily Newspapers and 575 Weekly Newspapers in 32 states throughout the U. S. Sam Kennedy served as the newspaper's publisher during the decades of the 1960s through 1983.
Douglas Beel became the newspaper's publisher from 1983 until 1996. In 1996, Mark Palmer was named publisher. In October 2015, Keith Ponder still serves in that position. Major department heads at the newspaper include; the Advertiser News The Value Guide Maury Life Spring Hill Life Healthy Living Official website Stephens Media LLC official website
The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise is a daily newspaper in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It was owned and published by Stephens Media LLC until 2015, when the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media. Additionally, the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise designs and prints the Pawhuska Journal-Capital, Bartlesville Magazine, Hometown Shopper from its plant in Bartlesville. Sister Oklahoma publications include The Oklahoman, The Journal Record, Daily Ardmoreite, Shawnee News-Star, Miami News Record. Bartlesville Magazine, Pawhuska Journal-Capital, Hometown Shopper, Examiner-Enterprise official web site GateHouse Media official web site
Morris Communications, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is a held media company with diversified holdings that include magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, book publishing and distribution, visitor publications, online services. Today, the Georgia-based enterprise reaches across the nation, has holdings in Europe, employs 6,000 people. Morris is the publisher of The Milepost, a northwestern American travel guide. Morris Communications is separate from Morris Multimedia, founded by Charles H. Morris, a member of the same family that founded Morris Communications. Morris Communications is the parent company to Morris Media Network. Morris Media Network consists of special interest magazines including travel. Underneath the Morris umbrella is CitySpin, event marketing and ticket platform. William S. Morris Jr. began working in the media industry in 1929 when he got a job as a bookkeeper at the Augusta Chronicle. He and his wife founded Southeastern Newspapers, Inc.. They bought the remaining shares of the Chronicle in 1955 and expanded with the purchase of the Augusta Herald.
Their son William S. "Billy" Morris III joined the company in 1956. Additional newspapers in Georgia were added in the coming years. Billy was appointed President of the company in 1966, the name was changed to Morris Communications Corp. in 1970. The company continued to expand, adding interests radio and television as well as newspapers in Alaska and Texas; the company purchased Florida Publishing Co. owners of The Florida Times-Union and The St. Augustine Record, on January 1, 1983; the company expanded into outdoor advertising in 1985 with the purchase of Naegele Outdoor Advertising, which they renamed Fairway Outdoor Advertising. In 1995, they expanded into Kansas by acquiring Stauffer Communications, which had a portfolio of newspapers and TV and radio stations, they added travel guides starting with the acquisition of Best Read Guide Franchise Corp. in 1997, added Guest Informant in 2003 and Where in 2004. Morris Visitor Publications has since grown to become the company's second-largest division.
Another subsidiary, Morris Publications Ltd. UK, was created in 1998, they acquired London This Week, renaming it the London Planner. Morris Publishing Group was formed in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Morris Communications to handle the newspaper side of the corporation. MPG publishes 12 daily, 11 non-daily, numerous free community newspapers in the United States. MPG sold 14 daily newspapers and 3 non-daily newspapers to GateHouse Media in 2017. In 2004, Morris unsuccessfully brought suit against PGA Tour, alleging that PGA Tour violated section 2 of the Sherman Act, codified at 15 U. S. C. § 2, by monopolizing the markets for the publication of compiled real-time golf scores on the Internet, the sale, or syndication of those scores. In addition, Morris alleged that PGA Tour further violated section 2 of the Sherman Act by refusing to deal with Morris; the district court granted summary judgment in favor of PGA Tour because it found, inter alia, that PGA Tour had a valid business justification for its actions.
With the decline of the newspaper industry, Morris Communications has been cutting employee wages since 2009 to prevent further layoffs. In 2010, Morris Publishing Group filed a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization with $415 million in debt. On May 18, 2015, Morris announced; the deal was finalized and Alpha Media took control of the Morris radio stations on September 1 that year. On October 14, 2015, it was revealed that Morris Communications Company VP of audience sent a company-wide email to maintain specific editorial positions to make a political point; this has put the organization into question relating to its ethics. Further issues arose with Morris Communications' failure to respond for comment. In August 2017, Morris sold their non-daily newspapers to GateHouse Media. Alaska Magazine American Angler Barrel Horse Brochure Management Carolina Parent in Raleigh, NC Charlotte Home + Garden in Charlotte, NC Charlotte Parent in Charlotte, NC Charlotte Wedding in Charlotte, NC Charlotte Magazine in Charlotte, NC EA Bride in Kansas City, KO Equine Journal in Oxford, MA Fly Travel Horsecity.com IN New York, in New York, New York Orlando Home + Garden in Orlando, FL Orlando Magazine in Orlando, FL Orlando Wedding in Orlando, FL Piedmont Parent in Raleigh, NC Saint Louis Bride in Saint Louis, MO Skirt!
In Charleston, SC The Milepost Western Horseman Western LifeStyle Where The company published 12 daily newspapers and 17 non-daily newspapers with a combined circulation in the range of 700,000. Daily newspapers included: the St. Augustine Record in St. Augustine, FL the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, GA the Savannah Morning News in Savannah, GA the Topeka Capital-Journal in Topeka, KS the Amarillo Globe-News in Amarillo, TX the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Lubbock, TX the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, AK the Juneau Empire in Juneau, AK the Athens Banner-Herald in Athens, GA the Columbia County News in Augusta, GA the Wadley Herald in Wadley, GA the Sylvania Telephone in Sylvania, GA North Augusta Today in Augusta, GA Effingham Now in Effingham County, GA Bryan County Now in Bryan County, GA Business in Savannah in Savannah, GA the Hampton County Guardian in Hampton, SC the People-Sentinel in Barnwell, SC the Jasper County Sun in Hardeeville, SC Hardeeville Today in Hardeeville, SC Bluffton Today in Bluffton, SC the Capital City Weekly in Juneau, AK the Homer News in Homer, AK Frenship Today in Lubbock, TX the Pine River Journal in Cass County, MNThese were sold to GateHouse Media in August 2017.