Globe Gazette

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Roy Biondi
Founded 1858
Headquarters 300 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, Iowa 50401
United States

The Globe Gazette, known locally as the Globe, is a daily morning newspaper published in Mason City, Iowa in the United States. The Globe's circulation is approximately 19,000 for the weekday edition and slightly above 23,000 on Sundays.


The Globe Gazette traces its history back to 1858 and a weekly newspaper called the Cerro Gordo Press, named for Cerro Gordo County.[1] By the time Lee Enterprises acquired the newspaper in 1925 under its current name, it had been known as the Republican, the Express, the Express-Republican, the Freeman, the Western Democrat, the Herald, the Times-Herald, the Gazette, and the Globe. The newspaper published in the afternoon Monday through Saturday until 1977, when the Saturday edition switched to morning publication. In 1981, all publication switched to a morning schedule. Sunday Globes began publication in 1985.


Reporting focuses on local news. Opinions and editorials published by the newspaper represent a major forum for debate on local issues. The Globe entered the Internet news arena much earlier than most small newspapers and continues to offer extra content on its website. The newspaper has recently been trying to reach out to a broader North Iowa audience.


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