Iowa City Press-Citizen

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Iowa City Press-Citizen
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The January 4, 2008, front page of
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Gannett Company
Founded 1920
Headquarters 123 N. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
 United States

26,353 Daily Sunday

Official website

The Iowa City Press-Citizen is a daily newspaper published in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, that serves most of Johnson County and portions of surrounding counties. Its primary competitors are The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, which has a news bureau in Iowa City, and The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa's student newspaper.


The Press-Citizen was formed in 1920 from the merger of two newspapers: the Democratic Iowa State Press, founded in 1860, and the Republican Iowa City Citizen, founded in 1891. Merritt Spiedel bought the Press-Citizen in 1921; Spiedel's company merged with the Gannett Company in 1977.

The Press-Citizen switched from afternoon to morning publication on September 15, 1997. On August 29, 1999, the Press-Citizen began publishing a Sunday edition that includes local news and sports sections packaged with the Sunday state edition of another Gannett newspaper, The Des Moines Register.[1]


  1. ^ Iowa City Press-Citizen. "Press-Citizen History". Retrieved 2007-03-03. 

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