The Daily Astorian

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The Daily Astorian
Type Daily newspaper (Monday to Friday)
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) EO Media Group (formerly known as the East Oregonian Publishing Company)
Publisher Steve Forrester
Editor Steve Forrester
Managing editors Laura Sellers-Earl
Founded 1873
Headquarters 949 Exchange St.
Astoria, OR 97103
ISSN 0739-5078

The Daily Astorian is a daily newspaper, published in Astoria, Oregon, United States, established in 1873[1] and in publication continuously since then.[2] The paper serves the Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside area, the Long Beach Peninsula, and surrounding areas. The newspaper is published Monday through Friday and has a circulation of approximately 8,400. It is owned by EO Media Group (formerly known as the East Oregonian Publishing Company), of Pendleton, Oregon.

The paper began publication on July 1, 1873, as the Tri-Weekly Astorian.[3] The name was changed to The Daily Astorian on May 1, 1876,[4] when publication became daily except Sundays. The paper's name has been altered several times since, becoming The Daily Morning Astorian in 1883, the Morning Astorian in 1899,[4] the Evening Astorian-Budget – after the Morning Astorian and the 1893-founded Astoria Evening Budget merged – in 1930, and The Daily Astorian in 1960.[3]

Its original publisher, DeWitt Clinton Ireland, sold the paper in 1880, and the publication has seen several changes of ownership since.[4] The East Oregonian Publishing Company became the newspaper's owner in 1973, when that company merged with the Astorian-Budget Publishing Company.[5] That company changed its name to EO Media Group in January 2013.[6]

A new printing press was brought into use in February 2010, replacing one that had lasted since 1970. The new press was secondhand, from the Chicago Sun-Times, but was only five years old when acquired by the Astorian.[7]


  1. ^ Newspapers Published in Oregon Oregon Blue Book. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Oregon Newspaper Publishers Century Roster" (PDF). Oregon Publisher. The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. June 2012. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 19, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b About The Daily Astorian. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "About the Daily Astorian". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ The Daily Astorian (overview). East Oregonian Publishing Company. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  6. ^ "EO History". East Oregonian. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Daily Astorian acquires a new press" (PDF). Oregon Publisher. The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. May 2010. pp. 6–7. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 

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