The Cullman Times
TypeNewspaper, printed four times each week
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)CNHI, LLC
EditorAmy Henderson
Headquarters300 Fourth Avenue S.E.
Cullman, Alabama 35055
United States
Websitecullmantimes.com

The Cullman Times is a newspaper published in Cullman, Alabama, covering Cullman County, Alabama. It is owned by CNHI, LLC who acquired it from Hollinger in 1998.[1]

Producing print, online, mobile, magazines and other specialty multimedia products and services, The Cullman Times has been printed since 1901 – it's the successor to the Cullman Democrat, 1901, the Cullman Banner, 1937, and the Cullman Times Democrat, 1954. Today, the newspaper's print edition is published every day except Sundays, Mondays and Fridays and legal holidays when mail is not delivered.

The company's products comprise Cullman's No. 1 media business, including cullmantimes.com, which allows the news operation to serve its audience 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, The Times also publishes the weekly Times Extra, the quarterly Cullman Magazine, the quarterly Cullman County Senior Magazine, the annual Cullman County Football Preview magazine, the annual Cullman County Senior Directory, the annual Salute to Industry magazine and the Classic Cullman magazine annually in partnership with the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce.[2]

In April 2020, The North Jefferson News merged with The Cullman Times.[3] The Times devoted one page of its Wednesday edition to news printed under the NJN banner, and sent this edition to remaining subscribers in Gardendale and surrounding areas. However, with no reporters remaining in the Gardendale area to cover news there, almost all North Jefferson News" subscribers soon cancelled. The Wednesday edition's page was discontinued in May of 2020. As of February 2024, the NJN website still redirects to a page on the Times website, though the content has not been updated since May 2020.[4]

Awards

2021 APA Media Awards - Editorial - Alabama Press Association

Year Award Place Recipient
2021 Best Local Education Coverage 1st Benjamin Bullard, Tyler Hanes, Amy Henderson
2021 Best Local News Coverage 2nd The Cullman Times
2021 Best In-Depth News Coverage 1st "Connection lost" by Amy Henderson
2021 Best Business Story or Column 2nd "Funerals at a distance" by Benjamin Bullard
2021 Best Business Story or Column 3rd "Tap man" by Benjamin Bullard
2021 Best Editorial 2nd "The new openness of open meetings" by Amy Henderson
2021 Best Human Interest Column 2nd "Anatomy of a mistake" by Amy Henderson
2021 Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage 2nd "Reliving Holly Pond’s streak-busting victory against Cold Springs" by

Jake Winfrey

2021 Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage 3rd "Reliving Cullman baseball’s memorable run to 2002 state title" by Jake

Winfrey

2021 Best Sports Feature Story 2nd "Cullman product Thomas turns heads at Troy" by Jake Winfrey
2021 Best Sports Column 1st "Shot clock in hoops? Depends who you ask" by Jake Winfrey
2021 Best News Photo 1st "Taking notes, following rules" by Amanda Shavers
2021 Best Special Section - Newsprint 3rd "Profile 2020"
2021 Best Niche Publication - Newsprint or Glossy 2nd "Salute to Industry"
2021 General Excellence 2nd The Cullman Times

2021 APA Media Awards - Advertising - Alabama Press Association

Year Award Place Recipient
2021 Best Classified Page or Section 3rd The Cullman Times by Debbie Miller, staff
2021 Best Best Single Ad 1/2 page and under, color 1st "Boozer Eyecare" by Jennifer Jones
2021 Best Single Ad over 1/2 page, color 1st "Margaronas" by Sarah King
2021 Best Classified Display Ad 1st "Bama Air" by Jennifer Jones
2021 Best Signature Page 2nd "New Year's Don't Drink and Drive" by Sarah King, Jennifer Jones
2021 Best Niche Publication 3rd "2020 Cullman County Graduation" by Katherine Miller, staff
2021 Best Presentation of Online Advertising 3rd cullmantimes.com

References

  1. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.
  2. ^ "About Us".
  3. ^ "More than 100 local newsrooms closed during the coronavirus pandemic – Poynter".
  4. ^ "North Jefferson News page on Cullman Times website". CullmanTimes.com. Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  5. ^ Langan, Jaclyn. "APA Media Awards Editorial Contest Winners Announced" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  6. ^ Langan, Jaclyn. "APA Media Awards Adverstising Contest Winners Announced" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Retrieved 26 July 2021.