San Mateo Daily Journal

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San Mateo Daily Journal
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) SMDJ LLC
Publisher Jerry Lee
Founded 2000[1]
Language English
Headquarters 1900 Alameda de las Pulgas
Suite 112
San Mateo, CA 94403
United States

The San Mateo Daily Journal is a daily newspaper published six days a week, Monday through Friday plus a combo weekend edition. The newspaper is distributed throughout San Mateo County, California.


According to the newspaper itself, "It is the mission of the Daily Journal to be the most accurate, fair and relevant local news source for those who live, work or play on the MidPeninsula. By combining local news coverage, analysis and insight with the latest business, lifestyle, state, national and world news, we seek to provide our readers with the highest quality information resource in San Mateo County. Our pages belong to you, our readers, and we choose to reflect the diverse character of this dynamic and ever changing community."

The Daily Journal's publisher is Jerry Lee and its editor is Jon Mays. A 2007 poll on its website indicated its readers consider it to be politically moderate. It is one of the few independently owned and operated newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2008, there was an incident of racks of the papers being cleaned out by a man working for a competing newspaper, Palo Alto Daily Post.[2]

The Washington Post stated that the paper is one of the few publications that report on East Palo Alto within San Mateo County.[3]


  1. ^ Simon, Mark (August 24, 2000). "News Goes Local-Local In San Mateo". San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco: Hearst. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  2. ^ Bernstein-Wax, Jessica (September 29, 2008). "Peninsula newspaper battle includes accusation competitor robbed racks". The Mercury News. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  3. ^ Farhi, Paul (July 17, 2017). "What happens to local news when there is no local media to cover it?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 

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