The Bulletin (newspaper)

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TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)The Bulletin, Inc.
PublisherThomas G. Rice
EditorJohn Secor
FoundedNovember 22, 2004
Headquarters1500 Walnut Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19130
 United States
Circulation100,000 (claimed)[1]

The Bulletin (2004–2009) was a conservative newspaper that served the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area of the United States. It was founded in 2004 as a modern iteration of the Philadelphia Bulletin (1847–1982).

Philadelphia investment banker Thomas G. Rice bought naming rights to The Bulletin from the McLean family; The Philadelphia Bulletin, which had ceased publication in 1982. Rice's new newspaper began circulating on November 22, 2004 with an initial circulation run of 25,000.[2] The Bulletin billed itself as "Philadelphia's Family Newspaper" and had a conservative editorial focus. The Bulletin circulated to approximately 10,000 households in Center City, Philadelphia, as well as upwards of 86,000 households in Bucks, Chester, eastern Montgomery, and Delaware County, as well as the Main Line. In June 2009, the paper suspended publication for financial reasons, and last published on June 1, 2009.[3]

In A Special Message From The Publisher the publisher announced that The Bulletin would resume publishing as a Sunday expanded print edition, and as an online service updated daily, as of August 2, 2009.[4] By February 2011, the Bulletin web site was only displaying a "Site not active" message.


  1. ^ Moran, Robert (2 June 2009). Bulletin again stops publication The second incarnation of the newspaper folds, Philadelphia Inquirer
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Bergstrom, Bill (2 June 2009). The Bulletin in Philly is suspending publication, Seattle Times (Associated Press story)
  4. ^ Rice, Thomas G. (2009-07-15). "A Special Message from the Publisher ( version)". The Bulletin. Thomas G. Rice. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-01.