|Owner||The White Corporation
(Christopher White Walker,
Grandson of W.L.W.)
|Publisher||Christopher White Walker|
|Editor||Ashley Knecht Walker|
|Founded||1890 (White Family, 1895)|
|Headquarters||517 Merchant Street
Emporia, Kansas 66801
|Official website||Emporia Gazette|
The newspaper rose to national attention after William Allen White bought the newspaper for $3,000 in 1895. The paper rose to national prominence and influence in the Republican Party following a White editorial in 1896, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" White struck up a friendship with US President Theodore Roosevelt who stayed at the White home, called Red Rocks, during cross country trips.
White won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for editorials after he was arrested for a free speech violation of a newly enacted law pushed by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen. White's autobiography, published posthumously, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize.
The newspaper is still published by the White family.
Besides owning The Emporia Gazette, The White family owns The St. Mary's Star, in St. Mary's, Kansas, The Chase County Leader-News, in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, and as of 5 November 2013, The Westmoreland Recorder, in Westmoreland, Kansas.
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