Florida Newspapers

Daytona Beach News Journal

The Daytona Beach News-Journal is a Florida daily newspaper serving Volusia and Flagler counties. It was started out from the Halifax Journal which was established in 1883. The first issue of the Halifax Journal was printed and published on the cotton cloth on February 15, 1883. The Halifax Journal carried on as a weekly publication until Mann sold the newspaper in 1889 to J.M. Jolley. The Davidson family purchased the newspaper in 1928 and maintained control until 2009. In 1986, The Morning Journal and Evening News merged into one morning newspaper. The editor of the News-Journal is Pat Rice. The headquarters are located in Daytona Beach, Florida at 901 Sixth Street. The daily circulation is 61,000 and the circulation on Sundays is 83,000.

Florida Today

In order to guarantee advertisers a minimum circulation, Gannett delivered The Florida Today at no cost to all residences in Brevard County for the first two weeks of the newspaper's life. He continued this free circulation promotion to specific parts of the county until its circulation met the minimum set for the advertisers. Gannett's Florida Today, initially called Today, was built at the Cocoa Tribune, and was meant to compete with the regional and dominant Orlando Sentinel and the state-wide Miami Herald. When Gannett Florida acquired the Cocoa newspaper, it also attained the Titusville Star-Advocate in the county seat to the north, the Melbourne Times to the south, and the tabloid weekly Eau Gallie Courier, the latter published from the Cocoa facility. Both the Titusville and Melbourne papers maintained their independence and continued to be printed at each publication's own facility

Fort Myers News Press

The News-Press is a daily newspaper situated in Fort Myers, Florida. It primarily serves Lee County, as well as parts of Hendry, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. The paper publishes several editions of its Local and State section for suburban communities, including Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, and South Fort Myers. The newspaper offers home delivery. Daily, Monday-Saturday, and Sunday-only are the home delivery choices, and delivery is guaranteed by 6am on weekdays and 7am on weekends. The News-Press is owned by the Virginia-based Gannett Company, who has owned it since 1971.

Gainesville Sun

The Gainesville Sun is a newspaper published daily in Gainesville, Florida distributing to the North-Central section of the state. The paper was started in July 1876 as the Gainesville Times, by brothers E. M. and William Wade Hampton, and was renamed as The Gainesville Sun in February 1879. An online version was released in 1995, originally called SunOne, and later on simply GainesvilleSun.com. In 1971, it was bought by The New York Times Company. On January 6, 2012, The Gainesville Sun was purchased by Halifax Media Group. In 2005, the paper introduced The Gainesville Guardian, a weekly paper targeted at East Gainesville and the city's African-American population. The paper is published by James E. Doughton, the paper's Executive Editor is Jim Osteen, managing editor is Jacki Levine, and the editorial page editor is Ron Cunningham.

Highlands News-Sun

Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1919

Jackson County Floridan

The Jackson County Floridan is a weekly newspaper, published every Thursday. The Times has a laser focus on local, Jackson County content with features on businesses, agriculture, churches, schools, Sports, organizations, community news and persons of interest in our area. The printed version is delivered by the USPS, arriving on Thursday in most locations.

Jacksonville Times-Union

The Florida Times-Union is a daily newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Widely known as the oldest newspaper in the state, it began publication as the Florida Union in 1864.

Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News is the main daily newspaper of Naples, Florida, and Collier County. Its main competitor in this region is the Fort Myers-based News-Press, out of neighboring Lee County to the north. It is owned by the Gannett Company.The Naples Daily News and The News Press papers are both printed at the Naples Daily News after Gannett bought them from JMG since their production equipment was very dated.

Ocala Star Banner

The Star-Banner is the daily newspaper in Ocala, Florida and provides Marion County and the adjoining towns with their newspaper. The paper is owned by Halifax Media Group. The Star-Banner has a daily circulation of about 43,000, and is the 19th largest newspaper in the state of Florida. The East Florida Banner began publishing weekly in Marion County in 1866. It is the immediate descendant to today's Star-Banner. The East Florida Banner was bought by George W. Wilson in 1881 and was renamed The Florida Banner-Lacon when it combined papers with The Florida Lacon. In 1883, the name was changed to The Ocala Banner. In 1890, The Ocala Banner became a daily newspaper. In 1895, The Ocala Evening Star was developed as a competitor to The Ocala Banner. The Ocala Star-Banner was merged into one publication in 1943 and has continued to be the daily newspaper in Marion County since that time. The current publisher is Allen Parsons and the editor is Robyn Tomlin.

Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Sentinel, founded in 1876, is the primary daily newspaper in Central Florida. Our mission is to deliver the truth every day. We bring you the stories that matter most, written without bias, so you can make informed decisions. The Orlando Sentinel has won many Pultizer prizes for editorial writing, investigative writing, and more. We are headquartered in Orlando Florida.

Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post is a major American daily newspaper serving Palmin South Florida, and the Coast area. It is the 74th largest daily newspaper in the United States and the 6th largest in Florida. The Palm Beach Post began as The Palm Beach County, a weekly newspaper established in 1908. In January 1916, the weekly became a daily, morning publication known as The Palm Beach Post. In 1979, The Palm Beach Times was renamed The Evening Times. In 1987, The Evening Times merged with The Post to form a single newspaper: The Palm Beach Post. Tim Burke is the current editor of the Palm Beach Post. The paper circulates 100,830 daily and 127,862 on Sundays. The headquarters for the post are located in West Palm Beach on South Dixie Highway.

Pensacola News Journal

The Pensacola News Journal is a daily morning newspaper serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida. It is Northwest Florida's most widely-read daily.The heritage of the News Journal can be traced back to 1889, when a group of Pensacola businessmen founded the Pensacola Daily News. The Daily News printed its first issue on 5 March 1889, with an initial circulation of 2,500 copies. Then, in March 1897, a Pensacolian named M. Loftin founded a newsweekly, the Pensacola Journal. The Journal converted to a daily format a year later. In 1922, a man named John Holliday Perry purchased the Journal. Two years late he purchased the Daily news and merged the two papers. For the next six decades, the Pensacola Journal continued to appear mornings and the Pensacola News evenings, with a combined Sunday edition as the Pensacola News Journal. On July 1, 1969, Perry Publications chairman and President John H. Perry, Jr. announced that the company had sold the two papers to Gannett Co., Inc., then based in Rochester, N.Y., for $15.5 million. They combined into one newspaper in 1985.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is a daily newspaper found in Sarasota, Florida. The paper was established in 1925 as the Sarasota Herald, it is now owned by Halifax Media Group. In 2011, Herald-Tribune reporter Paige St. John received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for her series on Florida's insurance industry. This was the first Pulitzer in the Herald-Tribune's history. The Herald-Tribune is published by Diane McFarlin and edited by Mike Connelly. The headquarters for the Herald-Tribune are found in Sarasota, Florida at 1741 Main Street. The new headquarters building was designed by Arquitectonica and has won the American Institute of Architect's Award of Excellence. The Herald-Tribune has grown tremendously over the years of publication and continues to grow still. The average circulation for the Herald-Tribune newspaper is 118,328 daily and 134,101 on Sunday. The Herald-Tribune features strong local news, business, sports, entertainment and classified ads, and much more in their newspapers.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

The Sun Sentinel serves Broward and Palm Beach counties and is recognized as one of Florida's most innovative major daily newspapers with a reputation for journalistic excellence. In 2013, the Sun Sentinel was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service journalism for its investigation of off-duty police officers endangering the lives of citizens by speeding. With its variety of products, which includes print, online and broadcast, the media company has become a leader in cross-media advertising with customized solutions for every advertiser. In addition to serving South Florida's news and information needs, the Sun Sentinel also demonstrates its commitment to serving the community through the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund.

Tallahassee Democrat

The Tallahassee Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper. It covers the area centered around Tallahassee in Leon, Florida, as well as adjacent Gadsden County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla. The newspaper is owned by Gannett Comany Inc., which also owns the Pensacola News Journal, the Fort, and Florida Today, along with many other news outlets. Gannett Company is the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by total daily circulation. The Democrats circulation is estimated between 36,670 and 49,233 with a Sunday readership of 60,000. The Tallahassee Democrat became part of the Gannett Family in a newspaper swap with Knight Ridder. The Democrat was acquired by Gannett in August of 2005. Its headquarters are located at 277 North Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 and published by Patrick Dorse.

Tampa Bay Times

The origin of the Tampa Bay Times began with the West Hillsborough Times, a weekly newspaper established in Dunedin, Florida in 1884. The peninsula was part of Hillsborough County. The paper was published weekly in the back of a pharmacy and had a circulation of 480. It subsequently changed ownership six times in seventeen years. In December 1884 it was bought by A.C. Turner, who moved it to what is now called Clearwater, Florida. In 1898 it was officially renamed the St. Petersburg Times. The Times became a bi-weekly newspaper in 1907, and began publication six days a week in 1912. Indiana Publisher Paul Poynter bought the paper in September 1912 and published it seven days a week. The paper was rarely financially stable. Paul's son became editor in 1939 and took majority control of the paper in 1947. He then set out to improve the paper's finances and prestige. Nelson Poynter controlled the paper until his death in 1978, when he willed the majority of the stock to the non-profit Poynter Institute. The Evening Independent was merged into the Times in November 1986. Poynter was succeeded by Eugene Patterson (1978 to 1988), Andrew Barnes (1988 to 2004) and Paul C. Tash (2004 to present).

The Ledger (Polk County)

The Ledger is a daily newspaper serving Lakeland, Florida and the Polk County area. It is owned by Halifax Media Group. The Ledger has current news, sports, entertainment, as well as living, opinions, and classifieds in the paper. It keeps the community updated and current on what is taking place in Lakeland, Florida. The Ledger also publishes two magazines:Inside Polk and East Polk Lifestyles. The Ledger is currently published by Jerome Ferson and edited by Joe Braddy. The Ledger has an approximate circulation of 65,987 on weekdays and on Sunday, 81,366 Headquarters are located in Lakeland, Florida.

Treasure Coast

Treasure Coast Newspapers publishes three daily print newspapers: The Stuart News, St. Lucie News Tribune and the Indian River Press Journal, as well as the weekly Jupiter Courier.