Daily Commercial
TypeDaily newspaper
News editorJim Ross
Headquarters212 East Main Street
Leesburg, Florida 34749

The Daily Commercial is a daily newspaper distributed in Lake and Sumter counties, Florida.


The Daily Commercial was founded in 1875. It was later acquired by members of the Cowles family in 1969.[2] The New York Times Company acquired the paper in 1971 and sold it in 1995 to Better Built.[3][4] HarborPoint Media acquired the Better Built papers in 2004, and owned the Daily Commercial until 2013, when it was acquired by Halifax Media Group.[5][6] In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[7]


The Daily Commercial prices are 50 cents daily; $1.00 Sunday.


  1. ^ "Member Directory". Florida Press Association. Retrieved 2023-04-10.
  2. ^ "Newspaper Firm Purchases Small Florida Dailies". News.google.com. 1969-06-09. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. ^ "Leesburg Commercial, Other Times Papers To Be Sold". Articles.orlandosentinel.com. 1995-03-04. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  4. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.
  5. ^ "HarborPoint Media Announces Acquisition of Better Built Group Newspaper Assets". Dirksvanessen.com. 2004-07-20. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  6. ^ Staff Reporter (30 September 2013). "Halifax Media Group purchases three Florida newspapers". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  7. ^ "New Media Announces Agreement to Acquire Halifax Media Group for $280.0 Million" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2015-03-08.