Cecil Whig

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Cecil Whig
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)American Consolidated Media
PublisherDavid Fike
Founded1841
Headquarters601 N Bridge St
Elkton, Maryland 21921
 United States
Circulation17,500
ISSN1046-2058
Official websitewww.cecildaily.com
 
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Cecil Whig
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)American Consolidated Media
PublisherDavid Fike
Founded1841
Headquarters601 N Bridge St
Elkton, Maryland 21921
 United States
Circulation17,500
ISSN1046-2058
Official websitewww.cecildaily.com

The Cecil Whig is a local newspaper published in Cecil County, Maryland three days a week. It has a circulation of approximately 17,500.

The paper was founded in 1841 to circulate the Whig political party beliefs. The Whig promoted itself as “Devoted to Politics, Agriculture, The Useful Arts, Literature and General Intelligence.” The Whig was originally published weekly, from a log cabin.[1]

In 1843, the Cecil Whig's founding editor, Palmer C. Ricketts, killed the editor of the rival Cecil Democrat (published weekly until 1981) in Elkton. From his jail cell, Ricketts published the newspaper while awaiting trial. A jury later ruled that his act had been self-defense.[2]

The Cecil Whig is one of the country's oldest newspapers. It is the oldest newspaper on Maryland’s Eastern Shore still publishing under its original name. In 1989, the Whig began daily circulation, publishing papers Monday through Friday. In 2012, the Whig began publishing three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ cecildaily.com
  2. ^ cecildaily.com

External links[edit]

Articles from the print edition and other special features can be found on newspaper's website.

American Consolidated Media

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