Kennebec Journal

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Kennebec Journal
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) MaineToday Media
Editor Scott Monroe
Founded January 1825 (1825-01)
Headquarters 36 Anthony Avenue,
Augusta, Maine 04330, United States
Circulation 10,792 daily
11,343 Sundays in 2012[1]
ISSN 0745-2039
Website kennebecjournal.

The Kennebec Journal is a seven-day morning daily newspaper published in Augusta, Maine. It is owned by MaineToday Media, which also publishes the state's largest newspaper, the Portland Press Herald.

The newspaper covers Augusta and the surrounding capital area and southern Kennebec County. Known colloquially as the "KJ".

Newspaper offices in the 19th century, when James G. Blaine was editor

For much of the 20th century, the Journal (along with its sister papers the Press Herald and Morning Sentinel) was part of Guy Gannett Communications, a family-owned media company based in Maine.

In 1998, Guy Gannett's newspapers were sold to Blethen Maine Newspapers, a subsidiary of The Seattle Times Company. The group was sold to MaineToday Media in 2009.[2]

James G. Blaine, a U.S. secretary of state and 1884 Republican presidential candidate, once edited the newspaper.


The Kennebec Journal prices are: $1.00 daily, $1.50 Sunday.


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