|Owner||Schurz Communications, Inc.|
|Founded||1828 (Daily Mail); 1873 (Morning Herald)|
|Circulation||31,957 daily and Sunday 36,778|
The Herald-Mail is a newspaper serving the cities of Hagerstown, Maryland, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Martinsburg, West Virginia and surrounding counties of Washington in Maryland, Franklin and Fulton in Pennsylvania, and Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan in West Virginia.
The Morning Herald was the first daily newspaper in Hagerstown, beginning publication in 1873. The Mail began in 1828 but was not a daily paper, The Daily Mail, until 1890. In 1920, the two papers merged. In 1960, they were purchased by Schurz Communications of South Bend, Indiana. The Herald-Mail offered them as two weekday newspapers: in the morning, The Morning Herald and in the afternoon, The Daily Mail. On October 1, 2007, the newspaper company combined the two weekday papers into one morning paper, The Herald-Mail. This move followed a national trend of print paper consolidation to better compete with the growing popularity of news resources of the World Wide Web. The Weekend Edition has been and continues to be offered on Saturday and Sunday as a single morning edition also called The Herald-Mail.
Average readership consists of 70,400 adults daily and 79,100 adults for Sunday. 20% of the readership is from readers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The newspaper has a paid circulation of 25,677 Monday through Saturday and 31,806 on Sunday. The Herald-Mail has 60,000 average daily readers. The Herald-Mail website registers 4 million page-views monthly, with an average of 330,000 unique visitors per month.
The Herald-Mail has been owned by Schurz Communications since 1960 and functions as the second largest newspaper by circulation in the company. Schurz Communications also owns the area's cable company, Antietam Cable. The headquarters and printing press for the newspaper is on 100 Summit Avenue in downtown Hagerstown.
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