Telegram & Gazette
The September 11, 2008, front page
of the Telegram & Gazette
|Owner||John W. Henry|
|Founded||January 1, 1866|
|Headquarters||100 Front Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
79,958 Sundays in 2012
The Telegram & Gazette (and Sunday Telegram) is Worcester, Massachusetts's only daily newspaper. The paper, known locally as the Telegram or the T & G, is published every day by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The New York Times Company (publisher of The New York Times and The Boston Globe).
Until the 1980s, two papers—the Worcester Telegram in the morning and the Evening Gazette in the afternoon—were published by the same company, with separate editorial staffs in some departments. The two were merged into a single Telegram & Gazette upon their acquisition by Chronicle Publishing Company, publishers of the San Francisco Chronicle, in 1986. Chronicle sold the Telegram & Gazette to The New York Times Company in 1999.
Sections and features
The weekday Telegram prints five sections: news, local, sports, business, and a feature section ("Health" on Monday, "People" on Tuesday and Friday, "Food" on Wednesday, and "Time Out" on Thursday).
On the front page of the local section, two staff commentators alternate "metro columns": Dianne Williamson and Clive McFarlane. The paper's regular reporters also contribute regular or occasional columns with names such as "Worcester Diary," "Politics and the City," "South County Notebook," "Wachusett Watch," etc. The local news section also includes local news stories and obituaries.
Montachusett T&G also publishes on Thursdays.
All editorials and letters to the editor appear in the regional opinion and op-ed pages of the main news section.
The Sunday Telegram includes the county's largest classified ad listing, News, Local and Editorial pages, the "Etc." local arts section, Homes and Cars sections, a tabloid-sized comic section and two sections reprinted in full from The Boston Globe: "Arts & Entertainment" and "Travel." The Telegram also reprints some other Globe special sections, such as the annual skiing season preview.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corporation owns Coulter Press, which publishes several weekly newspapers in suburban towns northeast and east of Worcester. The Telegram staff also puts out Worcester Living (formerly Worcester Quarterly), a local lifestyle magazine. Before their sale to Community Newspaper Company in 1993, the T&G also owned the Hudson Sun and Marlboro Enterprise daily newspapers and Beacon Communications Corporation weekly newspapers in western Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
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