The Daily Comet

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Daily Comet
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) New Media Investment Group
Publisher Miles Forrest
Editor Keith Magill
Founded 1889 (as the Lafourche Comet)
Headquarters 104 Hickory Street
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301

The Daily Comet is a newspaper in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. It covers Lafourche, Assumption, the west bank of St. James and the northern part of Terrebonne parishes.

It began publishing in 1889 as the weekly Lafourche Comet. It is the only paper currently published in America named "Comet". Its publisher, a Democrat, selected the name "Comet" because the rival Republican newspaper was named the Star. The publisher reasoned that a comet is brighter than a star.

The Daily Comet was purchased by Halifax Media Group from The New York Times Company on January 6, 2012.[1] In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[2]