Journal & Courier

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This article is about an Indiana newspaper. For the Illinois newspaper, see Journal-Courier.
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Gannett Company
Founder(s) Henry W. Marshall
Publisher Karen Crotchfelt
Editor Howard Witt
Founded 1920
Headquarters 217 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
 United States

The Lafayette Journal & Courier is a daily newspaper owned by the Gannett Company, Inc., serving Lafayette, Indiana, and the surrounding communities. It was established in 1920 through the merger of two local papers, the Journal and Free Press (established in 1829 under the name John B. Semans' Free Press) and the Courier (established in 1845). In 2013, the newspaper won the Blue Ribbon Daily award from the Indiana State Press Association, naming it the best daily newspaper for that year. The paper has also received a first place prize from the Associated Press for a riveting feature story about a grieving family's decision to donate their son's organs so that others might live, among other local and regional awards.[1]


With its change of format on July 31, 2006, the Journal & Courier became the first daily newspaper in North America to use the Berliner layout. The change lowered costs by 15%.[2]


As of September 2008, average daily circulation is 33,223. Saturday circulation is 33,546. Sunday circulation is 39,343.[3] By September 2010 this had fallen to an average daily (MON-SAT) circulation of 27,837 and a Sunday circulation of 36,177.[4]



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