Emporia Gazette

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Emporia Gazette
Emporia Gazette logo.png
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The White Corporation
(Christopher White Walker,
Grandson of W.L.W.)
Publisher Christopher White Walker
Editor Ashley Knecht Walker
Founded 1890 (White Family, 1895)
Headquarters 517 Merchant Street
Emporia, Kansas 66801
Website www.emporiagazette.com

The Emporia Gazette is a daily newspaper in Emporia, Kansas.

The newspaper rose to national attention after William Allen White bought the newspaper for $3,000 ($85 thousand in 2015 dollars[1]) in 1895. The paper rose to national prominence and influence in the Republican Party following a White editorial in 1896, "What's the Matter With Kansas?" White struck up a friendship with US President Theodore Roosevelt who stayed at the White home, called Red Rocks, during cross country trips.

White won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for editorials after he was arrested for a free speech violation of a newly enacted law pushed by Kansas Governor Henry Justin Allen. White's autobiography, published posthumously, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize.

The newspaper is still published by the White family.

Besides owning The Emporia Gazette, The White family owns The St. Mary's Star, in St. Mary's, Kansas, The Chase County Leader-News, in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas,[2] and as of 5 November 2013, The Westmoreland Recorder, in Westmoreland, Kansas.[3]

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