Rochester Times-Union

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The Times Union 11-22-1963.jpg
A Times-Union headline dated November 22, 1963 featuring the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Gannett Company (As Gannett Rochester Newspapers)
Ceased publication June 27, 1997 (merged into Democrat and Chronicle)
Headquarters Gannett Building, 55 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14614
 United States

The Times-Union was a daily evening newspaper in the greater Rochester, New York area for 79 years. It was published as an afternoon daily counterpart to the morning Democrat and Chronicle under the ownership of Gannett when it ceased operations in 1997. In that year the paper merged with the Democrat and Chronicle, with which it had shared a staff since 1992.

The Times-Union began publication in 1918, when newspaper magnate Frank Gannett merged the local Evening Times and Union and Advertiser papers. Ten years later Gannett purchased the 100-year-old Democrat and Chronicle, the paper with which the Times would ultimately merge.

The Times-Union was for most of its existence from 1928 until 1997 was based out of the Gannett Building at 55 Exchange Boulevard which was also until 1985 the headquarters for Gannett. The building although it was later shared with the sister Democrat and Chronicle who moved into the building in 1959 it was originally built for the Gannett and Times-Union and still features an interlocking TU over the front door.


The paper won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 1971 Attica Prison riots. [1] [2]


  1. ^ "Rochester Times-Union Publishes Final Edition". The New York Times. June 28, 1997. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Thirteenth Paper". TIME. June 18, 1928. Retrieved 2008-05-06.