The Gadsden Times

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The Gadsden Times
Gadsden Times Front1.jpg
The Gadsden Times, September 2, 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Halifax Media Group
Publisher Glen Porter
Editor Ron Reaves
Founded 1866
Headquarters 401 Locust Street
AlabamaGadsden, Alabama 35902
Circulation 19,400 Daily
20,600 Sunday
Official website gadsdentimes.com

The Gadsden Times is a daily newspaper serving Gadsden, Alabama, and the surrounding area in northeastern Alabama.

The Times is owned by Halifax Media Group.[1] Before that, the newspaper was a member of the New York Times Regional Media Group, a subsidiary of the New York Times Company,[2] through the corporate entity of NYT Holdings, Inc., an Alabama corporation.[3] The New York Times Company acquired the Times in 1985 from the Public Welfare Foundation, a charitable entity.[4] The Times had been donated to that foundation by its owner Edward Marsh, along with other newspapers he owned, before his death in 1964.[5]

The Times has twelve-month average circulation of 19,400 daily and 20,600 Sunday.[6] Of the 25 daily newspapers published in Alabama, the Times has the ninth highest daily circulation.[7]

The Times has received several awards over the years from area journalistic groups, such as the Alabama Press Association, the Alabama Sports Writers Association, and the Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors.[8][9][10]

The Times website provides local news coverage, as well as local forum and lifestyle pages. In addition to its editorial offices in Gadsden, the Times maintains a state capital bureau in Montgomery.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halifax Media purchases 16 newspapers
  2. ^ Columbia Journalism Review Resources: Who Owns What
  3. ^ New York Times Company, Securities and Exchange Commission 2007 Form 10K, February 26, 2008, p. 104
  4. ^ "Times Co. In Pact for 3 Dailies," The New York Times, January 15, 1985, p. D21
  5. ^ PR Newswire, January 14, 1985
  6. ^ New York Times Company Business Units
  7. ^ Alabama Press Association: 2008 Ratesheet
  8. ^ "Alabama APME Contest Winners," Mobile Press-Register, May 4, 2008, p. B2
  9. ^ "News Wins Awards," The Birmingham News, June 26, 2000, p. 1D
  10. ^ "The News Wins Award for Child Abuse Series," The Birmingham News, May 18, 1997, p. 16A
  11. ^ The Gadsden Times: Staff Listing

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