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The July 27, 2005 front page
of The Indianapolis Star
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Gannett Company
Publisher Michael G. Kane
Editor Dennis Ryerson
Founded 1903
Headquarters 307 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
 United States
Circulation 255,303 Daily
324,349 Sunday[1]
Official website indystar.com

The Indianapolis Star is a daily newspaper which began publishing on June 6, 1903.

It began as a morning daily paper in competition with two other Indianapolis dailies, the Indianapolis Journal and the Indianapolis Sentinel, which it eventually took over. In 1948, The Star owner Eugene C. Pulliam purchased rival evening paper the Indianapolis News. In 1999, The News ceased publication, leaving The Star as the only major daily paper in Indianapolis. The Star was acquired by Gannett in 2000, leaving Indianapolis with no locally owned daily newspaper. [2][3]

The Star has won the Pulitzer Prize twice for investigative reporting. In 1975, The Star was honored for its 1974 series on corruption within the Indianapolis Police Department. It was cited again in 1991 for its 1990 series on medical malpractice. The Indianapolis Star also has the largest and most advanced printing presses in the nation. [4] The Pulliam Production Center, which houses the presses, cost a whopping $72 million. There are four presses, each weighing 2,100 lbs., and seven stories high. Each press prints 75,000 papers an hour. With all four presses running, 300,000 papers can be printed in just one hour. The Pulliam Production Center, which is located at 8278 N. Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, IN, allows tours of the facility.

Contents

Sections

Monday-Saturday

Section A-News-containing local, nation, business (containing the comic Dilbert), weather, stocks, markets, and world news.

Section B-Sports-containing sport related news and a scoreboard.

Section E-Extra-containing puzzles, advice columns, television, star classifieds, and comics with taste (food and drink news) on Wednesdays, healthy living (health news) on Thursdays, go! on Fridays, and home+garden (home and garden news) on Saturdays.

Sunday

Section A-News-containing nation, weather, and world news.

Section B-Metro+State-containing local and state news with conversations containing the editorials.

Section C-Sports-containing sport related news and a scoreboard.

Section D-Business-containing business news.

Sections E and F-Star Classifieds

Comics-containing Sunday comics.

Indy Sunday-containing arts and entertainment, travel, @home, books, movies, puzzles, and the next week's television listings.

See also

References

  1. ^ Saba, Jennifer (2008-04-28). "New FAS-FAX: Steep Decline at 'NYT' While 'WSJ' Gains". Editor & Publisher. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003795106.  
  2. ^ "About Gannett: The Indianapolis Star". Gannet Co., Inc.. http://www.gannett.com/about/map/ataglance/indianapolis.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-29.  
  3. ^ "The Star joins Gannett chain". The Indianapolis Star. 2000-08-01. http://www2.indystar.com/library/factfiles/star/history/2000/star_sold.html. Retrieved 2007-05-29.  
  4. ^ "World's Biggest Machines", Modern Marvels, History Channel

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