Tribune-Star

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Tribune-Star
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Publisher B.J. Riley
Editor Max Jones
Headquarters 222 South Seventh Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807 United States
Circulation 27,895 daily[1]
Website tribstar.com

The Tribune-Star is a seven-day morning daily newspaper based in Terre Haute, Indiana, covering the Wabash Valley area of Indiana and Illinois. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings.[2]

Counties within the newspaper's coverage areas include Clay, Greene, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties, Indiana, and Clark, Crawford and Edgar counties, Illinois.[3]

History[edit]

The Tribune was founded in December 1894,[4] with Republican George B. Lockwood among its co-founders. James Solomon Barcus bought the paper in 1902. In 1904, Barcus also bought the Terre Haute Gazette (which dated to around 1869) and merged it into the Tribune.[5] (The combined paper was known, at least briefly, as the Tribune-Gazette.)

The Star was founded in 1903[6] and was bought by the owners of the Tribune in 1931. (The Terre Haute Post, founded in 1906, was acquired by the Star in 1929.)[7][8][9]

A 230-day strike shut down both theTribune and Star in 1964-65.[10]

The Tribune and Star were sold to Ingersoll Publications in late 1982. Prior to the sale, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology owned a controlling interest in the papers.[11] In May 1983, the morning Star and afternoon Tribune were merged to become the morning-published Tribune-Star,[12] part of the nationwide trend of the period away from afternoon papers.[13]

In 1990, Ingersoll sold a number of papers including the Tribune-Star to Thomson Corporation.[14] In 2000, Community purchased the Tribune-Star and 16 other papers from Thomson, as a part of Thompson's exit from the U.S. newspaper business.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CNHI-CAN Circulation, figures for an undetermined date, accessed January 18, 2007.
  2. ^ Terre Haute Tribune Star at Mondo Times, accessed January 4, 2007.
  3. ^ TribStar.com: Contact Us, accessed January 18, 2007.
  4. ^ "The Toledo News-Bee - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tribune-Star Online/Columns/Historical/April 14, 2002". specials.tribstar.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Telegraph-Herald - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Terre Haute Star Buys the Post. - Article - NYTimes.com". select.nytimes.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ McCormick, M. (2005). Terre Haute: Queen City of the Wabash. Arcadia. p. 109. ISBN 9780738524061. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Jerse, D.W.; Becker, J.R. (2001). Terre Haute & Vigo County in Vintage Postcards. Arcadia. p. 58. ISBN 9780738507477. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lewiston Evening Journal - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "The Madison Courier - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Madison Courier - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sun Setting On Another Afternoon Newspaper - Chicago Tribune". articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Milwaukee Journal - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Sunday Times-Sentinel - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 

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