Sun Journal (New Bern)
The newspaper began publishing in 1914. In 1974 it was acquired by Freedom Communications, Inc. It was owned by Freedom Communications until 2012, when Freedom sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group.
The Sun Journal has a daily circulation of 12,500 and a Sunday circulation of 14,000. It was a broadsheet-format daily until June 1, 2009, when it and two sister dailies, the Kinston Free Press, Kinston, North Carolina and the Jacksonville, North Carolina Daily News converted to a berliner-style format.
The current publisher is Vernon DeBolt and its editor is Randy Foster.
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