Lansing State Journal
The Lansing State Journal is a daily newspaper published in Lansing, Michigan owned by Gannett. The Lansing State Journal is the sole daily newspaper published in metropolitan Lansing. The newspaper had an average Monday through Friday readership of 41,330, a Saturday readership of 43,885, and a Sunday Readership of 65,904 from October 2011 to March 2012. It had an average Monday through Saturday readership of 47,716, and a Sunday readership of 66,518 from November 2010 to April 2011. The paper was started as the Lansing Republican on April 28, 1855, to advance the causes of the newly founded Republican Party in Michigan. Over the next 50 years, the paper saw many name changes and many different owners, finally merging with the rival Lansing Journal forming The State Journal in January 1911. The paper became the Lansing State Journal on August 25, 1980. On April 15, 1985, and it became a morning publication, rather than an afternoon one.