|Owner(s)||Ohio Community Media|
|Publisher||Kent A. Kilpatrick|
|Editor||David C.L. Bauer|
|Founded||April 24, 1830|
|Headquarters||235 West State Street,
Jacksonville, Illinois 62651, United States
11,274 Sundays in 2012
With a history dating back to 1830, the Journal-Courier claims to be the "oldest continuously published newspaper in Illinois". The Jacksonville Courier merged with the The Jacksonville Daily Journal to form the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on July 11, 1983.
The Journal-Courier is one of three daily newspapers that Ohio Community Media owns outside the state of Ohio. The other two are The Telegraph, in nearby Alton, Illinois, and the Sedalia Democrat in Missouri. These three newspapers, along with The Lima News in Ohio, constituted the Central Division of Freedom Communications before being sold to Ohio Community Media in May 2012. Freedom acquired the paper from Thompson in 1995.
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- "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
- "About Us". MyJournalCourier.com. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "About Jacksonville Journal Courier". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- Wursthorn, Michael (May 17, 2012). "News Release: Versa Buys Four Papers From Freedom Communications". Dow Jones LBO Wire. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
- Freedom Communications, Thomson Swap Newspapers
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