The Record (Stockton)
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The July 27, 2005 front page
of The Record.
|Owner||Dow Jones Local Media Group|
The Record was founded in 1895 by Irving Martin as the Evening Record. It is a newspaper that covers stories in the Stockton, San Joaquin and the Mother Lode areas; as well as surrounding areas and a national level as well. In 1969, Speidel Newspapers, Inc. bought The Record and the newspaper introduced its Sunday edition. In March 1977, Gannett Company bought Speidel Newspapers, including The Record. In 1994, Omaha World-Herald Company bought The Record. On May 5, 2003, Ottaway Community Newspapers bought The Record for $144 Million. Ottaway was the Local Media Group for Dow Jones and Co. Subsequently the corporate group changed its name to Dow Jones Local Media Group. The Record is headed by Roger W. Coover, President & Publisher since 1997.
In 2006, The Record began expanding its presence on the Internet as part of a strong digital media initiative. In 2007, The Record changed its brand to San Joaquin Media Group in reflection to the diversification of the information products and services offered in the market.
In 2007 the San Joaquin Media Group, as part of its diversification efforts, launched 209vibe and SJCrime.com. 209Vibe is a Web site and alternative monthly newspaper covering music, culture and entertainment in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. SJCrime.com is a Web site with information about crime in San Joaquin County. In 2008, it also launched eSanJoaquin.com, a local search engine.
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