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The Journal News
The Journal News front page.jpg
The July 27, 2005 front page of
The Journal News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Gannett Company
Publisher Michael J. Fisch
Editor Henry Freeman
Founded 1852
Headquarters One Gannett Drive
White Plains, New York 10604
 United States
Circulation 122,479 Morning
135,693 Sunday[1]
Official website thejournalnews.com

The Journal News is a newspaper in New York serving the suburban New York City counties of Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam, a region known as the Lower Hudson Valley. It is owned by the Gannett Company, Inc.

The Journal News was created through a merger of several daily community newspapers serving the three counties. Although the current newspaper's name comes from the Rockland Journal-News, which was based in West Nyack, N.Y., and served Rockland County, the Rockland Journal-News was actually the third-largest newspaper that Gannett merged to create the larger newspaper. The Reporter Dispatch from White Plains, N.Y., and the Herald Statesman in Yonkers, N.Y. were larger and served Westchester County. For years prior to the October 12, 1998, merger that created The Journal News, 10 of the newspapers shared substantial content and printing presses. Gannett acquired nine of the newspapers in 1964 from the Macy family and added The Star in Peekskill, N.Y., in 1985.[2]

Newspapers that merged to create The Journal News:

In 2005, The Journal News expanded its Custom Publishing division and began publishing a series of suburban lifestyle magazines about the Lower Hudson Valley region. The first of these publications was InTown, which covered the Westchester market with hyper-local editions targeting different regions of the county:

  • White Plains
  • Scarsdale
  • Northern Westchester (Chappaqua, Mt. Kisco, Bedford, Kathonah)
  • Larchmont/Mamaroneck
  • Bronxville/Tuckahoe/Eastchester
  • Rye/Harrison/Purchase
  • River Towns (Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown)

In late 2006, these numerous editions were all consolidated into one county-wide publication, InTown Westchester, which publishes 10 times a year. The Journal News also successfully launched Rockland Magazine and Putnam Magazine in 2005, and Scarsdale Magazine (originally InTown Scarsdale) in early 2006.

The Journal News also publishes five ultra-local community weekly "Express" newspapers serving Northern Westchester, Putnam, Yorktown/Cortlandt, Sound Shore and White Plains as well as the Review Press, a weekly newspaper covering Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe.

In March, 2007, WRNN-TV and The Journal News launched a two-hour "daily in-depth newscast" titled Newscenter Now. The newscast broadcasts from the television station's Rye Brook studios and airs weekdays from 5-7 p.m.

The Journal News' Web site, LoHud.com, features daily news updates, more than 40 blogs as well as Varsity Central, an online source for varsity sports, featuring rosters, schedules and statistic for high school teams throughout the region.

References

  1. ^ "2007 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U.S. by Circulation" (PDF). BurrellesLuce. 2007-03-31. http://www.burrellesluce.com/top100/2007_Top_100List.pdf. Retrieved 2007-06-01.  
  2. ^ Gannett Co., Inc.. "About Gannett: The Journal News". http://www.gannett.com/about/map/ataglance/gsubur.htm. Retrieved 2006-10-26.  

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