The World (Coos Bay)
A sample front page of The World
(as The Coast Mail)
|Headquarters||350 Commercial St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
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 9,272 Monday–Thursday and 10,393 on Saturdays. 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 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. Scripps League Newspapers was acquired by Pulitzer in 1996; Lee Enterprises acquired Pulitzer in 2005.
The paper's website, theworldlink.com, 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.[not in citation given]
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