List of newspapers in DelawareDelaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula marked by beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River, and Delaware Bay. Delaware was the first state to ratify the federal Constitution on December 7, 1787, which makes it the first state in the Union. This state doesn’t have a National Park, but it does have a National Wildlife Refuge, Bombay Hook. In order to know more about the updates and facts about this state, here are the top 10 newspapers in Delaware.
This paper is published every Tuesday and Friday and sells more than 23,000 copies each week and more than 8,000 mail subscribers receive the Cape Gazette home delivery. The paper was founded by publisher Dennis Forney and editor Trish Vernon after a local weekly newspaper converted to a daily newspaper that focuses on statewide coverage rather than its community. Forney and Vernon aimed to bring back a reliable source of information for and about the Cape Region with their venture.
The Dover Post is a weekly newspaper and online news website that was founded in 1975. The parent company of the Dover Post is GateHouse Media, which publishes 97 dailies in 20 states and 198 paid weeklies. In the year 2008, GateHouse Media bought The Dover Post from Jim Flood, Sr.
A local newspaper that features local news, crime reports, and a section on events at local schools and at the University of Delaware. Everett C. Johnson founded the Newark Post in 1910 and had its first issue on January 26 that same year. In the 1960s another paper, The Newark Weekly, was a strong competitor which ended purchasing the Newark Post and renaming the publication the Weekly Post. The paper went daily with the name The Daily Post in 1972 and returned to its weekly publication. In the 1980s, the Weekly Post ceased operation but was revived in its original name as the Newark Post.
The ancestry of the News Journal reflects the mergers of several newspapers. It started with the afternoon publication Daily Commercial in 1866. The paper was absorbed by the Every Evening in 1877. The Evening Journal was founded in 1888 as a competitor of the Every Evening. The two papers were merged in 1933. Another predecessor to the News Journal was the Morning Herald founded in 1876. It later became the Daily Morning News, bought by Alfred I. Du Pont in 1911. During the 20th century, the Du Pont Family owned both The Morning News and The Evening Journal. The two papers were consolidated in 1919, forming The News Journal Company. Du Pont decided to sell The News Journal Company in 1978. Gannett paid $60 million for the two papers and merged them in 1989 to form one paper, The News Journal.
The Middletown Transcript was first published on January 4, 1868, and is recognized as the first newspaper established in Southern New Castle County in the state of Delaware. The paper was founded as a weekly newspaper by Henry Vanderford, a former publisher of the Cecil Democrat. In 1868, it was published every Saturday and it cost $2 per year and contained both local and national news.
The Delaware State News bills itself as “The Capital Daily and “downstate Delaware’s dominant daily newspaper. The paper is owned by Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA and prints seven days a week. Its average circulation is about 10,000 daily. Their subscription rate for their E-Edition for 1 month costs $9.99 while the E-Edition for 12 months costs $101.99.
This is a weekly newspaper in Milford, Delaware covering local, sports business, politics news, and community events. The Leader and the State Register merged becoming the Sussex County Post. It is a free newspaper and is owned by Independent Newsmedia Inc., the company that also owns the Delaware State News.