Iowa City Press-Citizen

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Iowa City Press-Citizen
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The January 4, 2008, front page of
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Gannett Company
Founded 1920
Headquarters 123 N. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
 United States
Circulation 14,353 Daily[1]

The Iowa City Press-Citizen is a daily newspaper published in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, that serves most of Johnson County and portions of surrounding counties. Its primary competitors are The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, which has a news bureau in Iowa City, and The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa's student newspaper.


The Press-Citizen was formed in 1920 from the merger of two newspapers: the Democratic Iowa State Press, founded in 1860, and the Republican Iowa City Citizen, founded in 1891. Merritt Spiedel bought the Press-Citizen in 1921; Spiedel's company merged with the Gannett Company in 1977.

The Press-Citizen switched from afternoon to morning publication on September 15, 1997. On August 29, 1999, the Press-Citizen began publishing a Sunday edition that includes local news and sports sections packaged with the Sunday state edition of another Gannett newspaper, The Des Moines Register.[2]

On February 15, 2015, the Press-Citizen announced that it would be discontinuing the Sunday edition on March 1 of the same year.


  1. ^ Gannett. "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). p. 12. Retrieved 2007-03-03. 
  2. ^ Iowa City Press-Citizen. "Press-Citizen History". Retrieved 2007-03-03. 

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