Opelika-Auburn News

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Opelika-Auburn News
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Berkshire Hathaway
PublisherSteve Smith
EditorTroy Turner
Headquarters2901 Society Hill Road
Opelika, Alabama 36801
United States
OCLC number244293921

The Opelika-Auburn News is a daily newspaper in Alabama serving Opelika, Auburn, and the surrounding communities. It first began publication in 1904, operating as the Opelika Daily News; in 1968 Millard B. Grimes and investors purchased the paper, changing its name to the Opelika-Auburn News in 1969, and selling it in 1977.[1][2] It was owned by the Thomson Corporation until 2000, when it was sold to Media General.[3][4] In the early 2000s, the News was a member of a coalition of newspapers which brought suit against Auburn University to uncover financial misbehavior by trustees.[5] In 2012, Media General sold most of its newspapers, including the Opelika-Auburn News, to current owner Berkshire Hathaway.[6]


2018 Better Newspaper Contest - Alabama Press Association[7][edit]

Year Award Place Recipient
2018 Best Editorial 1st Troy Turner
2018 Best Human Interest Column 1st Troy Turner
2018 Best News Photo 1st Todd Van Emst
2018 Best One Time Special Section - Newsprint or Glossy 1st Opelika-Auburn News
2018 Creative Use of Multimedia 1st Opelika-Auburn News


  1. ^ "Opelika daily news. (Newspaper, 1904)". [WorldCat.org]. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  2. ^ "The Last Linotype: The Story of Georgia and Its Newspapers Since World War II - Millard B. Grimes - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  3. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325.
  4. ^ Leaving Readers Behind. University of Arkansas Press. 2001. ISBN 9781610752329.
  5. ^ "Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives - Wayne Flynt - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  6. ^ "Media General completes sale of Opelika-Auburn News". Oanow.com. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  7. ^ Langan, Jaclyn. "APA Better Newspaper Contest Award Winners Announced" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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