Daily Papers that were Closed, Merged, or Shifted to Weeklies

Many of the companies covered in this report have purchased smaller papers with the intention of closing them or merging them with other papers from the region. The following list documents the many daily newspapers that have closed or merged since 2004. This list has been compiled from news and press releases as well as the UNC database. If you notice any missing closures or mergers, please contact us so we can make updates to our database.

YearClosed/MergedNewspaperCityStateMost Recent Owner
2005ClosedGreen Bay News-ChronicleGreen BayWIGannett
2005MergedPrince George's JournalLanhamMDJournal Newspapers Inc.
2005MergedNorthern Virginia JournalAlexandriaVAJournal Newspapers Inc.
2005MergedMontgomery JournalRockvilleMDJournal Newspapers Inc.
2005MergedSlidell Sentry-NewsSlidellLAWick Communications
2006MergedBloomfield Evening WorldBloomfieldINRust Communications
2006MergedLinton Daily CitizenLintonINRust Communications
2007ClosedKing County JournalKentWABlack Press Ltd
2007ClosedThe Cincinnati Post CincinnatiOHE.W. Scripps Co.
2007ClosedKentucky PostCovingtonKYE.W. Scripps Co.
2007ClosedDe Queen Daily CitizenDe QueenARLancaster Corp.
2008ClosedAlbuquerque TribuneAlbuquerqueNME.W. Scripps Co.
2008ClosedObserverNew Smyrna BeachFLHorizon Publications Inc.
2008ClosedHoy New YorkNew YorkNYImpremedia
2008MergedSouth Idaho PressBurleyIDLee Enterprises
2008ClosedNew York SunNew YorkNYNew York Sun Media Group
2008MergedDeSoto Times TodayHernandoMSPH Publishing LLC
2008MergedPotomac NewsPotomacVAMedia General
2008MergedManassas Journal MessengerManassasVAMedia General
2009ClosedBaltimore ExaminerBaltimoreMDClarity Media Group
2009ClosedRocky Mountain NewsDenverCOE . W . Scripps Co.
2009Closed (print edition, then closed completely in 2014) Tucson CitizenTucsonAZGannett
2009ClosedDerby ReporterDerbyKSNew Media/ GateHouse
2009ClosedKansas City KansanKansas CityKSNew Media/ GateHouse
2009Closed (print) Seattle Post-IntelligencerSeattleWAHearst Corp.
2009ClosedBoca Raton NewsBoca RatonFLSouth Florida Media Group
2010MergedHonolulu Star-BulletinHonoluluHIBlack Press Ltd
2010MergedHonolulu AdvertiserHonoluluHIGannett
2011MergedColumbus Daily AdvocateColumbusKSAmerican Consolidated Media
2011MergedAlameda Times-StarAlamedaCADigital First
2011MergedSan Joaquin HeraldTracyCADigital First
2011MergedValley TimesPleasantonCADigital First
2011MergedTri-Valley HeraldPleasantonCADigital First
2012ClosedNews & MessengerManassasVABH Media
2013ClosedNorth County TimesEscondidoCAU-T San Diego (Doug Manchester)
2013ClosedCalifornianTemeculaCAU-T San Diego (Doug Manchester)
2013ClosedThe Washington ExaminerWashingtonDCClarity Media Group
2014ClosedDaily SouthernerTarboroNCCNHI
2014ClosedLos Angeles RegisterLos AngelesCAFreedom Communications
2014ClosedLong Beach RegisterLong BeachCAFreedom Communications
2014ClosedHernando TodayHernandoFLTampa Media Group LLC
2015ClosedTonawanda NewsNorth TonawandaNYCNHI
2015MergedNorthwest Arkansas TimesFayettevilleARWehco Media
2015MergedBenton County Daily RecordBentonvilleARWehco Media
2015MergedRogers Morning NewsRogersARWehco Media
2015Merged Springdale Morning NewsSpringdaleARWehco Media
2015ClosedDaily NewsMcKeesportPATrib Total Media
2015ClosedValley IndependentMonessenPATrib Total Media
2015ClosedMurphysboro AmericanMurphysboroILNew Media/GateHouse
2015ClosedDaily AmericanWest FrankfortILNew Media/GateHouse
2016MergedSan Mateo County TimesSan MateoCADigitalFirst Media
2016MergedContra Costa TimesWalnut CreekCADigitalFirst Media
2016MergedArgusFremontCADigitalFirst Media
2016MergedOakland TribuneOaklandCADigitalFirst Media
2016MergedDaily Review HaywardCADigitalFirst Media
2016ClosedTampa TribuneTampaFLRevolution Capital Group