Alabama Newspapers

Dothan Eagle

The Dothan Eagle is a daily newspaper serving Dothan, Alabama and the surrounding communities. It was owned by the Thomson Corporation until 2000, when it was sold to Media General. In 2012, Media General sold most of its newspapers, including the Eagle, to current owner Berkshire Hathaway. It was founded in 1908.

Montgomery Advertiser

The Planter's Gazette started in 1829. It became the Montgomery Advertiser in 1833. In 1903, R.F. Hudson, a young Alabama newspaperman, joined the staff of the Advertiser and climbed through the ranks of the newspaper. Hudson was the key figure for improving the financial situation of the newspaper, and by 1924 he owned ten percent of its stock. Hudson purchased the remaining shares of the company in 1935, and five years later he bought The Alabama Journal, a competitor founded in Montgomery in 1889. Ownership of the Advertiser eventually passed from Hudson's heirs to Carmage Walls, through Multimedia Corp. , and then to Gannett. The Alabama Journal would continue to exist as a local afternoon paper until April 16, 1993 when it published its last issue before merging with the morning Advertiser. The Advertiser, in October 2008, described itself as having been

Opelika-Auburn News

The Opelika-Auburn News is a daily newspaper in Alabama serving Opelika, Auburn, and the surrounding communities. It first began publication in 1904, operating as the Opelika Daily News ; in 1968 Millard B. Grimes and investors purchased the paper, changing its name to the Opelika-Auburn News in 1969, and selling it in 1977.