It is owned by Johnston Press Digital Publishing, and has sister newspapers covering Mirfield, Wakefield, Batley and Birstall. The Dewsbury Reporter was the second newspaper in Dewsbury, having been founded in 1858 four years after the Dewsbury and Batley Herald.
The paper was Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper of the Year in 2003 and 2009 and is part of the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group.
- A new chapter in our long history (7 March 2008)
- "First with the News". 7 February 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
- New editor for Johnston Press weekly (15 July 2008) Archived 21 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.