Dothan Eagle
Dothan Eagle (2019-07-27).svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
PublisherSam Williams
Managing editorTerry Connor
Opinion editorWilliam Perkins
Sports editorJon Johnson
CountryUnited States
  • 24,000 Daily
  • 25,000 Sunday
(as of 2020)[1]
OCLC number9512126

The Dothan Eagle is a daily newspaper serving Dothan, Alabama, and surrounding communities.


It was founded in 1908.[2] It was owned by the Thomson Corporation until 2000, when it was sold to Media General.[3][4] In 2012, Media General sold most of its newspapers, including the Eagle, to Berkshire Hathaway.[5] In 2020, the Eagle and all Berkshire Hathaway newspapers were acquired by Lee Enterprises. [6]


2018 Better Newspaper Contest - Alabama Press Association

Year[7] Award Place Recipient
2018 Best Humorous Column 1st Jim Cook
2018 Best News Photo 1st Jay Hare


  1. ^ "Circulation". Dothan Eagle. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  2. ^ History, Alabama Department of Archives and (1915). Alabama Official and Statistical Register. Brown Printing Company. p. 285.
  3. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.
  4. ^ Leaving Readers Behind. University of Arkansas Press. 2001. p. 51. ISBN 9781610752329. winchester news-gazette.
  5. ^ New owner, era for The Times-Dispatch
  6. ^ "Lee Enterprises to buy BH Media newspapers, including Dothan Eagle".
  7. ^ Langan, Jaclyn. "APA Better Newspaper Contest Award Winners Announced" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Retrieved 13 July 2018.