|Founded||June 1, 1876|
|Headquarters||3200 Wellons Blvd.|
|City||New Bern, North Carolina 28562|
The Sun Journal is an American, English language daily newspaper published in New Bern, North Carolina.
The newspaper began publishing in 1916 as the Sun Journal following the merger of two older newspapers, the Sun and the Journal, in 1914. It was acquired by the New Bernian newspaper in 1923. In 1974 it was acquired by Freedom Communications, Inc. It was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, when Freedom sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group, which itself was acquired by GateHouse Media in 2015. In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.
The Sun Journal has the following lineage:
The Sun Journal has a daily circulation of 9,000 and a Sunday circulation of 10,500. It is a broadsheet-format daily (seven days, mornings) with website and Facebook page.
The Sun Journal is a member of the North Carolina Press Association. The current publisher is Mike Distelhorst, editor Chris Segal and advertising director is Ken Warren.