The Newport Daily Express
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Front page of the June 2, 2020 edition
TypeDaily Newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Horizon Publications
EditorLaura Carpenter
Staff writers9
Founded1936
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters178 Hill Street
Newport, Vermont 05855  United States
Circulation3,000
WebsiteThe Newport Daily Express

The Newport Daily Express is a newspaper published weekdays in the city of Newport, Vermont.

History

There were a number of predecessor papers that merged to form the Express.

W. G. Cambridge published the Newport Republican in 1864. He sold the paper to D. K. Simonds and Royal Cummings in 1865. They renamed the paper the Newport Express. Simonds became the editor. In 1866, Simonds sold his share to D. M. Camp who became editor. Camp purchased Cummings share in 1869 and became sole owner.[1]

A. A. Earle published the Orleans Independent Standard in Irasburg from 1856 to 1869. He moved the paper to Barton and sold it to the Newport Express to form the Express and Standard.[1]

There were various changes of editors and ownerships but by 1883, Camp again became sole owner and editor.[1]

The paper retained this name until 1936.[2]

In the 1980s, the circulation reached a high of 5,800.[3]

The paper was later acquired by Scripps League Newspapers, which was acquired by Pulitzer in 1996.[4] Hollinger bought the paper from Pulitzer the next year and sold it in 1999 to current owner Horizon Publications.[5]

Operations

Main competitors include The Chronicle, The Caledonian-Record, radio stations WIKE, WMOO, WJJZ (FM), and television station NEK-TV.[3]

The paper grosses about $1 million annually.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Gazetteer of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT.; 1883-1884, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child; May 1887
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b c Gresser, Joseph (December 13, 2017). "Wells responds to Cal-Rec suit". The Chronicle. Barton, Vermont. pp. 1A.
  4. ^ Times Wire Services (May 7, 1996). "Pulitzer to Purchase Scripps Newspapers". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.