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The Palm Beach Post
The Palm Beach Post front page.jpg
The July 27, 2005 front page of
The Palm Beach Post
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Cox Enterprises
Publisher none currently
Editor Tim Burke
Founded 1916
Headquarters 2751 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405  United States
Circulation 134,350 Daily
164,364 Sunday[1]
ISSN 1528-5758
Official website PalmBeachPost.com

The Palm Beach Post is a major daily newspaper in Florida, serving Palm Beach County in South Florida, and the Treasure Coast area, but is available throughout South Florida. It is the 72nd largest daily newspaper in the United States and the 6th largest in Florida.

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History

The Palm Beach Post of today has evolved since its beginnings as The Palm Beach County, a weekly newspaper that was established in 1908. In January 1916, the weekly became a daily, morning publication known as The Palm Beach Post. In all of the 100+ years of publication, The Post has been the leading source of news and information in Palm Beach County, serving readers, advertisers and the community.

In 1934, Palm Beach businessman Edward R. Bradley bought The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Times, the afternoon daily (except on Sunday). In 1947, both were purchased by longtime resident John Holliday Perry Sr., who owned a Florida newspaper chain of six dailies and 15 weeklies. In 1948, Perry purchased both the The Palm Beach Daily News and the society magazine Palm Beach Life.

In June 1969, Cox Enterprises, Inc., based in Atlanta, purchased Perry's Palm Beach and West Palm Beach publications and formed Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. Cox was founded by Gov. James M. Cox, a former Ohio governor and the 1920 Democratic presidential candidate who built a media company that today includes daily newspapers; weekly newspapers, radio and television stations; U.S. cable TV systems, local Internet media sites and Mannheim auto auction locations.

In 1979, The Palm Beach Times was renamed The Evening Times. Then, in 1987, The Evening Times merged with The Post to form a single newspaper: The Palm Beach Post. In 1989 all of neighboring sister publication Miami News assets and archives were merged with the Palm Beach Post upon the closure of that paper.

In 1996, The Palm Beach Post sponsored Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Wendy Guey.

Palm Beach Post photographer Dallas Kinney won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his portfolio of pictures of Florida migrant workers, "Migration to Misery." Post photographers have subsequently been Pulitzer finalists three times. [2]

The Post today

Today, The Palm Beach Post has over three-quarters-of-a-million daily readers in print and online each week who rely on its ability to report accurate and interesting news about our community and the world. The Palm Beach Post serves readers in seven counties - Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River, Hendry and Glades-and has reporters in six community newsrooms plus news bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington D.C.

Palm Beach Newspapers Inc. continues to publish The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, the Florida Pennysaver and La Palma, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper. Each publication has a corresponding Web site.

The Palm Beach Newspapers Inc.’s portfolio of products —in print and online — reaches 812,900 adults each week. [3]

Like many newspapers throughout the country, the Post downsized its newsroom by more than 30 percent in 2008 and 2009. At the same time it closed its printing press. The Post's print edition is now printed in Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and shipped north to Palm Beach County for daily distribution.

As of 2009, the Post's average daily circulation was slightly above 134,000, well below daily circulation figures around 165,000 at the turn of the century, according to BurrellesLuce.com. It is the 72nd largest daily newspaper in the United States and the 6th largest in Florida.


Executive Personnel
Charles Gerardi, General Manager and interim Publisher
Tim Burke, Editor
Randy Schultz, Editor of the Editorial page


Web Sites
PalmBeachPost.com
PalmBeachDailyNews.com
LaPalmaInteractivo.com
Charmpost.com

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 2007-05-30. 
  2. ^ Pulitzer.org.
  3. ^ 2007 Scarborough Report, Release 2

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