The Tuscaloosa News

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The Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa News Front.jpg
The November 3, 2008 front cover of The Tuscaloosa News
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Halifax Media Group
Publisher Tim Thompson
Editor Doug Ray
Founded 1818
Headquarters 315 28th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Circulation 32,700 Daily
34,600 Sunday
Official website The Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa News is a daily newspaper serving Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, and the surrounding area in west central Alabama.

Tuscaloosa News headquarters seen from the Riverwalk

Since January 6, 2012, Halifax Media Group has owned The Tuscaloosa News. Prior to that the paper's owner was The New York Times.[1] The New York Times Company acquired the News in 1985 from the Public Welfare Foundation, a charitable entity.[2] The News had been donated to that foundation by its owner Edward Marsh, along with other newspapers he owned, before his death in 1964.[3]

The News has twelve-month average circulation of 32,700 daily and 34,600 Sunday.[4] Of the 25 daily newspapers published in Alabama, the News has the fifth highest daily circulation.[5] Beginning in 2001, the News constructed and occupied a new 90,000-square-foot (8,400 m2) facility overlooking the Black Warrior River.[6]

The Tuscaloosa News has received two Pulitzer Prizes. First time was in 1957, when the paper won the prize for editorial writing, by Buford Boone on the issue of segregation at the University of Alabama.[7] The second Pulitzer Prize was awarded for the paper's outstanding reporting on the tornado outbreaks of April 25 to 28, 2011.[8]

Because Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama, the News places particular emphasis on coverage of its sports programs, and maintains a separate website for that coverage. Besides its editorial offices in Tuscaloosa, the News maintains a state capital bureau in Montgomery.[9]

Since late 2012, the Tuscaloosa News has become available in the Birmingham, Alabama area. The reason for the expansion of the Tuscaloosa News into Birmingham is in order to fill a perceived void in the market when the Birmingham News cut back publication into three days a week earlier in the year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halifax Media purchases 16 newspapers
  2. ^ "Times Co. In Pact for 3 Dailies," The New York Times, January 15, 1985, p. D21
  3. ^ PR Newswire, January 14, 1985
  4. ^ New York Times Company Business Units
  5. ^ Alabama Press Association: 2008 Ratesheet
  6. ^ "Warehouse Sites Allow 'Bama Dailies to Build in Downtown Areas," Editor and Publisher Magazine, November 5, 2001, p. 22
  7. ^ Pulitzer Prizes: 1957
  8. ^ Pulitzer Prizes: 2012
  9. ^ The Tuscaloosa News: Staff Listing

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