The World (Coos Bay)

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The World
The World (Coos Bay) front page.gif
A sample front page of The World
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Jeff Precourt
Founded 1878
(as The Coast Mail)
Language English
Headquarters 350 Commercial St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
United States

The World is a daily newspaper in Coos Bay, Oregon, United States. From its office on Commercial Avenue in downtown Coos Bay, The World serves Oregon's South Coast, including the cities of Coos Bay, North Bend, Reedsport, Bandon, Lakeside, Coquille and Myrtle Point. The newspaper's circulation is 7,040 Monday–Thursday and 8,174 on Saturdays.[1] It is the largest newspaper on the Oregon coast by circulation.

The newspaper's content is distributed through print, email, Facebook, Twitter, website, mobile website and iOS app.

The newspaper has been owned by Lee Enterprises since its 2005 acquisition of Pulitzer Newspapers Inc.


The World was first published in 1878 as The Coast Mail. During the first half of the 20th century, many name changes and mergers took place. Eventually, owner/publisher Sheldon F. Sackett changed the newspaper's name to The World in the 1960s. Sackett owned several media outlets including KISN, a radio station in Portland. His heirs sold The World to Scripps League Newspapers in 1973.[2] Scripps League Newspapers was acquired by Pulitzer in 1996; Lee Enterprises acquired Pulitzer in 2005.[3]

The paper's website,, was launched in 1999. Southwestern Oregon Publishing Company purchased the Bandon Western World in 2003 and the Reedsport Umpqua Post in 2004. Both weeklies are printed at The World in Coos Bay.[4][not in citation given]


  1. ^ "The World". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Changes at the helms (editorial). July 13, 1973. The Bulletin (Bend, Oregon), p. 4.
  3. ^ Times Wire Services (May 7, 1996). "Pulitzer to Purchase Scripps Newspapers". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". The World. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 

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