Lincoln Journal Star

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Lincoln Journal Star
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Ava Thomas
Editor Dave Bundy
Founded 1995 (merger)
Language English
Headquarters 926 P. Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
United States
Circulation 76,374 daily
83,674 Sunday[1]

The Lincoln Journal Star is a daily newspaper that serves Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Owned by Lee Enterprises, the Journal Star was created by the 1995 merger of Lincoln's morning newspaper (the Lincoln Star, established in 1905) and its evening newspaper, the Lincoln Journal. The Lincoln Journal was established by Charles H. Gere in 1867 as the Nebraska Commonwealth. The newspaper was later renamed the Nebraska State Journal,[2][3] (under which it won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service). It was later merged with the Lincoln Evening Journal to create the Lincoln Evening Journal & Nebraska State Journal. [4] Lee Enterprises, which had owned the Star since 1930, bought the Journal from its local owners, the Seacrest family, and merged it with the Star. The Journal and Star had already merged some of their operations under a joint operating agreement formed in 1950,[5] sharing offices and production facilities while maintaining separate newsrooms.

As of 2016, the Journal Star has a circulation of about 76,374 daily and 83,674 on Sunday[1] in its primary circulation area in 17 southeast Nebraska counties but not Douglas and Sarpy counties (the Omaha metro area). It is the most widely read newspaper in Lincoln and the second-largest in Nebraska (after the Omaha World-Herald). The paper also operates a commercial printing unit.


  1. ^ a b "About the Lincoln Journal Star". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gere, Charles Henry". Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2006-12-30. 
  4. ^ James C. Olson and Ronald C. Naugle, History of Nebraska. Third Edition. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0-8032-3559-3 (p. 376).
  5. ^ Blanchard, Margaret (1998). History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 449. ISBN 1-57958-012-2. 

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