Journal Pioneer

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Journal Pioneer
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) TC Transcontinental
Editor Brad Works
Founded 1865, as Summerside Journal
Headquarters 316 Water Street
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
C1N 4K5
Circulation 8,021 weekdays
8,134 Saturdays in 2010[1]

The Journal Pioneer is a daily newspaper published Mondays through Saturdays in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Two men named Bernard and Bertram founded the Summerside Journal, a weekly newspaper, in 1865. Under the leadership of A.R. Brennan, the Journal began publishing daily on September 21, 1939, in order to provide regular news of World War II. After the war, the Journal cut down to twice-weekly publication, then tri-weekly in 1949 after it closed a sister paper, The P.E. Island Agriculturalist.[2]

After a fire at the press plant in 1947, the Journal was printed at the presses of its rival paper, The Pioneer, which had been founded in 1876 in Alberton, moving to Summerside in 1880. The papers merged into The Journal-Pioneer in 1951, and adopted a daily (weekdays) publishing schedule in October 1957. A Saturday edition was added two years later.[2]

In 1972 the Sterling Group, part of Hollinger Inc., bought the Journal-Pioneer; it was sold to CanWest in 2000 who then sold it to TC Transcontinental in 2002. Transcontinental also owns The Guardian in the provincial capital of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. While the Journal Pioneer's newsroom is in Summerside, its printing facilities are located in Borden-Carleton.[2]

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  1. ^ Canadian Circulations Audit Board Circulation Report for January to December 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2012. (registration required)
  2. ^ a b c "Our Team". Retrieved March 8, 2012. 

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