Tallahassee Democrat

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Tallahassee Democrat
The December 1, 2008 front page of
Tallahassee Democrat
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Gannett Company
Publisher Julie Moreno[1]
Founded 1905[2]
Headquarters 277 North Magnolia Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
 United States
Circulation 36,670 Daily[3]
Website Official Web Site

The Tallahassee Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper. It covers the area centered on Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida, as well as adjacent Gadsden County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County. The newspaper is owned by Gannett Co., Inc., which also owns the Pensacola News Journal, the Fort Myers News-Press, and Florida Today, along with many other news outlets.

Knight Newspapers bought the Tallahassee Democrat in 1965. The Democrat was acquired by Gannett in August of 2005 in a newspaper swap with Knight Ridder.[4]

In the mid-20th century, during the segregation period, the Democrat published a separate section for black subscribers. White subscribers received in its place the business section.

Fifty years after the Tallahassee bus boycott of 1956 (see History of Tallahassee, Florida), the Democrat apologized for the pro-segregation stance from which it covered the boycott.[5]


Its daily circulation is[when?] estimated between 36,670 and 49,233 with a Sunday readership of 60,000.

Historical circulation based upon Gannett's annual reports.

Year Daily Circulation Sunday Circulation
2010 37746 47714
2009 41420 51148
2008 48298 59211
2007 49173 61438
2006 49355 62271
2005 49652 64546


  1. ^ "Tallahassee Democrat" at Gannett Website
  2. ^ "Tallahassee Democrat" at Gannett Website
  3. ^ "Tallahassee Democrat" at Mondo Times
  4. ^ Gannett To Purchase The Detroit Free Press
  5. ^ Julianne Hare, Historic Frenchtown. Heart and Heritage in Tallahassee, Columbia, S.C., History Press, 2006, ISBN 1596291494, p. 79.

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