|Founded||1868, as Democratic Press|
|Headquarters||700 South Massachusetts Avenue,
Sedalia, Missouri 65302, United States
In 1995 it became part of the Freedom Communications chain; it was sold in May 2012 to Ohio Community Media. The Democrat is one of three daily newspapers that Ohio Community Media owns outside the state of Ohio. The other two are the Journal-Courier and The Telegraph in Illinois. These three newspapers, along with The Lima News in Ohio, constituted Freedom's Central Division. September 11,2012, Versa Capital Management, LLC (Versa), a private equity investment firm, announced the creation of Civitas Media, LLC (Civitas), a new community news media company. Civitas, Latin for “community” or “citizen”, combined four media entities owned by Versa: Freedom Communications Central, Heartland Publications, Impressions Media, and Ohio Community Media.
- "About Democratic Press". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- Self-reported undated circulation figures at www.freedom.com/newspapers/sedalia.html
- "About Daily Democrat". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- Wursthorn, Michael (May 17, 2012). "News Release: Versa Buys Four Papers From Freedom Communications". Dow Jones LBO Wire. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
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