Memphis Press-Scimitar

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The Memphis Press-Scimitar was an afternoon newspaper based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and owned by the E. W. Scripps Company.

Created from a merger in 1926 between the Memphis Press and the Memphis News-Scimitar, the newspaper ceased publication in 1983. It was the main rival to The Commercial Appeal, also based in Memphis and owned by Scripps.[1] At the time of its closure, the Press-Scimitar, had lost a third of its circulation in 10 years and was down to daily sales of 80,000 copies.[2]


  1. ^ Frank, Ed. "Memphis Press-Scimitar", Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press, accessed 7 November 2010. Archived by WebCite on 7 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Memphis Press-Scimitar to shut next month", The New York Times, 22 September 1983, accessed 7 November 2010. (subscription required)

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