Longview News-Journal
The June 30, 2009 front page of the
Longview News-Journal
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Texas Community Media LLC
PublisherStephen McHaney
EditorRichard Brack
Founded1871
(151 years ago)
 (1871)
Headquarters320 E. Methvin
Longview, TX 75601
United States
Circulation20,491 daily
23,473 Sunday[1]
Websitewww.news-journal.com

The Longview News-Journal is the major newspaper printed in the City of Longview, Texas.

Dating to 1871 under independent publishers, including James Hogg, later Texas governor, and Carl Estes, Longview civic figure, the publication was purchased by Cox Newspapers in the 1980s and sold by Cox to ASP Westward in 2009. It is closely affiliated with the Marshall News Messenger, another former Cox newspaper (published in nearby Marshall) which was sold to ASP Westward along with the News-Journal.

In 2012, ASP Westward announced the sale of the Longview and Marshall papers, along with 12 of its other non-daily East Texas papers, to Texas Community Media LLC, a new company formed by the longtime owners of the Victoria Advocate in South Texas.[2]

The Longview News-Journal is now owned by M. Roberts Media which also owns: Victoria Advocate, Marshall News Messenger, Tyler Morning Telegraph, The Panola Watchman, and Kilgore News Herald.

Operating out of its modern 3-story brick editorial offices in downtown Longview, the News-Journal has a circulation in 11 East Texas counties to about 20,000 customers on weekdays. The daily Marshall News Messenger and Texas Community Media's 12 non-daily East Texas papers are produced in the News-Journal's newsroom and printed and distributed from its Longview production plant.

The newspaper's receptionist area contains several historical documents, including a copy of a telegram that Adolf Hitler wrote to the people of New London after the New London School explosion in 1937.

References

  1. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". Alliance for Audited Media. Archived from the original on 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. ^ http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/news-journal-to-change-ownership/article_4a19fff3-87bc-5681-bc39-54fde862e825.html