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Globe Gazette
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
PublisherJanet Johnson
EditorJaci Smith
FoundedJuly 17, 1858; 163 years ago (1858-07-17)
CountryUnited States
OCLC number12027093
Logo in 2014
Logo in 2014

The Globe Gazette, known locally as the Globe, is a daily morning newspaper published in Mason City, Iowa in the United States.


The Globe Gazette traces its history back to July 17, 1858, and a weekly newspaper called The Cerro Gordo Press, named for Cerro Gordo County.[1] By the time Lee Enterprises acquired the newspaper in 1925, under its current name, it had been known as the Republican, the Express, the Express-Republican, the Freeman, the Western Democrat, the Herald, the Times-Herald, the Gazette, and the Globe. The newspaper published in the afternoon, Monday through Saturday, until 1977, when the Saturday edition switched to morning publication. In 1981, all publication switched to a morning schedule. Sunday Globes began publication in 1985.


Reporting focuses on local news. Opinions and editorials published by the newspaper represent a major forum for debate on local issues. The Globe Gazette entered the Internet news arena much earlier than most small newspapers and continues to offer continuously updated content on its website, social media platforms and mobile apps.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "About The Cerro Gordo press. [volume] (Mason City, Iowa) 1858-1860". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 21 October 2020.