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Iowa Newspapers

Cedar Rapids Gazette

The Gazette is a daily newspaper published in the American city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The newspaper is distributed throughout northeast and east central Iowa, including the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City metropolitan areas. The locally-owned Gazette Communications publishes The Gazette and two weekly newspapers, the Penny Saver in Linn County and the Community News Advertiser in Johnson County.

Des Moines Register

The Iowa Star was founded in 1849 and was the first newspaper in Des Moines. In 1855, the Iowa Citizen began publication, and was renamed in 1860 to the Iowa State Register. In 1902, the Register merged with a descendant of the Star called the Des Moines Leader so it then became the Des Moines Register and Leader. In 1903, Des Moines banker Gardner Cowles, Sr. purchased the Register and Leader; the name became The Des Moines Register in 1915. Cowles also acquired two other papers as well. The Register became Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper, eventually adopting the slogan "The Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon." Newspapers were distributed all over the state by train and later by truck as Iowa's highway system was improving. The Register hired reporters in locations all over Iowa, and it covered national and international news stories from an Iowa perspective. In 1933m they set up their own news bureau in Washington, D.C. During the 1960s, circulation of the Register topped out at nearly 250,000 for the daily edition and 500,000 for the Sunday edition–more than the population of Des Moines at the time.

Iowa City Press-Citizen

The Iowa City Press-Citizen is a daily newspaper published in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, that serves most of Johnson County and portions of surrounding counties. Its primary competitors are The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, which has a news bureau in Iowa City, and The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa's student newspaper.The Press-Citizen is a marriage of two newspapers. The "Press" in Press-Citizen came from the Iowa State Press which was established in 1860 as a Democratic newspaper. The "Citizen" title comes from the Iowa City Citizen, a weekly Republican paper first published in 1891. The two papers merged in 1920 for economic reasons, and the following year, the paper was bought by Merritt C. Speidel. The Press-Citizen switched from afternoon to morning publication on September 15, 1997. On August 29, 1999, the Press-Citizen began publishing a Sunday edition that includes local news and sports sections packaged with the Sunday state edition of another Gannett newspaper, The Des Moines Register.

Quad-City Times

The Quad-City Times consists of four newspapers that have merged over the years: Democratic Banner, Davenport Gazette, Davenport Leader, and the Blue Ribbon News. Today, Quad-City Times is a daily morning newspaper based in Davenport, Iowa, and circulated throughout the Quad Cities metropolitan area. The Quad-City Times has been on the leading edge of technology, becoming the first all-electronic newspaper in 1973. Electronic pagination began in 1988, with all-digital photography taking root by 1994. According to the Iowa Newspaper Association, the Quad-City Times has a circulation of 61,366. The newspaper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which is also located in Davenport. The current publisher is Julie Bechtel and editor of the paper is Jan Touney. Headquarters are located at 500 E. Third Street Davenport, IA.

Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City Journal is the daily newspaper of Sioux City, Iowa. The publication distributes to western Iowa and portions of Nebraska and South Dakota. George and Henry Perkins bought the Sioux City Weekly Journal in 1869. It turned into a daily newspaper a year after it was purchased. The Journal, a morning paper, later combined with the Sioux City Tribune, an evening paper. In 1972, the Journal-Tribune Publishing Company was purchased by Hagadone Corp. and Howard Publications. The Journal dropped its afternoon editions and became a seven-day morning paper soon after the paper switched hands. Lee Enterprises Inc. bought the paper in 2002. The paper was named one of the "10 that do it right" by the publishing trade journal Editor and Publisher in 2009. The current publisher of the Journal is Ron Peterson and editor is Mitch Pugh. Its headquarters are found in Sioux City, IA on Pavonia Street. The Journal circulates 40, 626 daily and 41,894 Sunday.