The Daily Gazette

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The Daily Gazette
Cover of the April 19, 2019 issue of the Daily Gazette
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The Daily Gazette Co.
PublisherJohn DeAugustine
EditorMiles Reed
Headquarters2345 Maxon Road Extension
Schenectady, New York
United States

The Daily Gazette is an independent, family-owned[1] daily newspaper published in Schenectady, New York.[2] The Daily Gazette also owns and operates The Amsterdam Recorder, The Gloversville Leader-Herald and Your Niskayuna.


The Daily Gazette was founded as a weekly newspaper by the Marlette family in 1894. It was sold to the Schenectady Printing Association in September of that year, and expanded into a daily newspaper, while still publishing its weekly edition. By 1895, it had a circulation of 3,000 copies a day.[3]

In 1990, the paper began publishing a Sunday edition. In 1996, the Gazette launched its free website, which it turned into a subscriber-based website in 2003. As of 2020 it offers a select number of free articles online per month, with full access available by subscription.[4]

Judith Patrick became editor of the newspaper in 2012. She was the first woman to have the position.[5] The board of directors appointed John DeAugustine as publisher in 2013.[6]

In December 2019, the Gazette Company acquired the Amsterdam Recorder.[7] Then, in 2021, the Gazette Company acquired The Gloversville Leader-Herald.[8]

Particular Schenectady notation[edit]

The Daily Gazette is known for typically using the short form Sch'dy for Schenectady in its headlines and headings.

In popular culture[edit]

A prop Daily Gazette front page was featured in the 2012 film The Place Beyond the Pines[9]

The Gazette is cited in the 1945 film Objective, Burma!, the journalist character Mark Williams indicates his column is syndicated in The Gazette.[10]


  1. ^ Diana, Chelsea; Roiter, Andrew H. "What working at a family-owned newspaper means to The Daily Gazette's publisher (Video)". Albany Business Review. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  2. ^ "About The Daily Gazette". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. ^ Wilkin, Jeff. "The Gazette's origins: The early years (1894–1900)". The Daily Gazette. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  4. ^ "About The Daily Gazette". The Gazette Company. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  5. ^ Managing editor Judith Patrick elevated to editor position, The Daily Gazette, June 5, 2012
  6. ^ DeAugustine named Gazette publisher, The Daily Gazette, July 19, 2013
  7. ^ "Daily Gazette acquires Amsterdam Recorder, two other papers". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Daily Gazette of Schenectady to acquire Leader-Herald in Gloversville". Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  9. ^ "Movie prop offered for best 'Pines' pics". Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  10. ^ "Did somebody say Schenectady? On screens big and small, 'Schenectady' has popped up often through the years". Retrieved 31 October 2022.

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