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Winston-Salem Journal
Winston-Salem Journal front page.jpg
The July 27, 2005 front page of the
Winston-Salem Journal
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Media General
Publisher Michael Miller
Founded 1897
Headquarters 418 N. Marshall St.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101  United States
Official website

The Winston-Salem Journal is a daily newspaper primarily serving the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and its county, Forsyth County, North Carolina. It also features coverage of Northwestern North Carolina.

The paper is owned by Media General. The Journal was founded in 1897.



The Journal is primarily distributed through Forsyth County and the county seat of Winston-Salem. However, the paper also is distributed in Alleghany County, Ashe County, Davidson County, Davie County, Stokes County, Surry County, Wilkes County, Watauga County, and Yadkin County.

The paper has a daily circulation of about 82,000 and a Sunday circulation of about 92,000[1 ].

The newspaper has an online presence called JournalNow. The Journal's television partner is WGHP of High Point, North Carolina.

The paper also produces a weekly entertainment and social tabloid called Relish.

Its editorial-page slant is considered moderate, although its conservative readership often decries its liberal bias and its liberal readers point out that the Journal hasn't endorsed a Democratic Party presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. In 2004, the paper refused to endorse a presidential candidate. [1]

Co-owned for many years with the afternoon newspaper, the Twin City Sentinel, the papers were merged in 1985.

WSJS, an AM broadcast radio station in Winston-Salem takes its call letters from "Winston-Salem Journal Sentinel" from the time when the newspapers owned the primary radio and television station outlets in the city.

Cutbacks during the 2000s decade

In August 2007, the Journal reported it was ending its daily business section and cutting five positions. Two of the positions eliminated were in the newsroom. [2]

Pulitzer Prizes

  • 1971Meritorious public service, staff; "for coverage of environmental problems, as exemplified by a successful campaign to block strip mining operation that would have caused irreparable damage to the hill country of northwest North Carolina."


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