Boca Raton News

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The Boca Raton News, owned by the South Florida Media Company, was the local community newspaper of Boca Raton, Florida. The paper began publication December 2, 1955, with a startup circulation of 1200, published by Robert and Lora Britt, and edited by Margert Olsson.[1] Initially a weekly publication, it later began daily operation.

Later self-titled The News,[2] the paper attained a daily circulation of 35,000 throughout Palm Beach County, along with its website

The paper was formerly owned by Knight Ridder, who sold the paper to Community Newspaper Holdings in 1997.[3] CNHI sold the News to Michael Martin in 1999.[4] Martin sold the paper to Neal R. Heller and Arthur Keiser in 2001.[5] Craig Swill bought the paper in 2005.[6]

On Friday, August 21, 2009, The Boca Raton News staff was informed by its publisher that it would cease publication as of Sunday, August 23, 2009.[7][8][9]

The Boca Raton Historical Society maintains a searchable digital archive of issues of The News from 1970 through 1995.[10]


  1. ^ "Boca Raton News - December 2, 1955 - Vol. 1 No. 1 - Page 1"[dead link] (PDF). Boca Raton Historical Society archives Archived September 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Archived February 4, 2004.
  2. ^ "Letters to the editors" (see left side of page for masthead). The News (Boca Raton, FL). pg. 12A. July 19, 1996.
  3. ^ Knight-Ridder closes on sale of Boca Raton News
  4. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325. 
  5. ^ Two Local Investors Purchase Boca Raton News
  6. ^ Boca News gets new digs
  7. ^ "Boca Raton News Closes" Archived August 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Sun-Sentinel. August 21, 2009.
  8. ^ Furnari, Jack; Lyons, Doug (August 21, 2009). "RIP -- The Boca Raton News" Archived 2011-10-20 at WebCite. Sun-Sentinel:Talk Back South Florida blog. ()
  9. ^ Norman, Bob (August 21, 2009). "UPDATED: Boca Raton News Shut Down" Archived 2011-10-20 at WebCite. Broward-Palm Beach New Times: Daily Pulp. ()
  10. ^ "Boca Raton Newspapers Collection: Boca Raton Historical Society News The Pelican Weekly Tattler" Archived September 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Boca Raton Historical Society.

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