Daily Herald (Utah)

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Daily Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
OwnerLee Enterprises
PublisherRona Rahlf[1][2]
EditorNone[1]
Founded1873 (as the Provo Daily Times)
Headquarters1555 North Freedom Blvd.
(200 West)
Provo, Utah 84604[1]
 United States
Circulation32,000 daily
42,000 Thursday
36,000 Sunday[3]
ISSN0891-2777
Official websiteheraldextra.com
 
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Daily Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
OwnerLee Enterprises
PublisherRona Rahlf[1][2]
EditorNone[1]
Founded1873 (as the Provo Daily Times)
Headquarters1555 North Freedom Blvd.
(200 West)
Provo, Utah 84604[1]
 United States
Circulation32,000 daily
42,000 Thursday
36,000 Sunday[3]
ISSN0891-2777
Official websiteheraldextra.com

The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper that covers news and community events in Utah County, central Utah. Much of the coverage focuses on the Provo-Orem metropolitan area in Utah Valley.

The Daily Herald is owned by Lee Enterprises, a media company based in Davenport, Iowa. It was acquired along with 13 other newspapers, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, when Lee purchased Pulitzer, Inc. in 2005. The paper has a daily circulation of 32,000, with a Thursday circulation of 42,000 and a Sunday circulation of 36,000. It also owns nine community publications in Utah and Sanpete counties.[3]

History[edit]

The earliest predecessor of the Daily Herald, the Provo Daily Times, was founded in 1873. It was the first newspaper to be published in Provo, when Utah was still a frontier territory. The paper eventually changed its name to the Enquirer, and then to the Provo Post. A competitor, the Utah County Democrat, was founded in 1898 and renamed the Provo Herald in 1909. In 1924 the Provo Post and the Provo Herald merged, forming a final foundation for the later Daily Herald.[Note 1] The company was purchased in 1926 by James G. Scripps, eldest son of newspaper magnate E. W. Scripps. Scripps League Newspapers held the newspaper until 1996, when it was sold to Pulitzer, which held it for almost a decade.[10] In 2005 Pulitzer was sold to Lee Enterprises.[3]

In February 2009, the Daily Herald announced it would discontinue five weekly papers that had covered northern Utah County: the American Fork Citizen, Pleasant Grove Review, Lehi Free Press, Lone Peak Press and Orem Times.[11][12] Subscribers to those papers, which were published every Thursday and had a combined circulation of 5,800, instead began receiving Thursday issues of the Herald, leading to a higher subscription count that day. At that time the weekly papers in southern Utah County were not affected. However, by January 2011, it announced that it would entirely discontinue the weekly newspapers that covered southern Utah County (Springville Herald, Spanish Fork Press, and Nebo Reporter) and incorporate their content into daily publication of the Daily Herald.[13] By April 2013, the online editions of all the northern Utah County publications, except the American Fork Citizen have been discontinued. However, an online edition of the The Pyramid (Mount Pleasant in Sanpete County) is also published.[14]

In February 2013, the Daily Herald announced that it would no longer publish a daily opinion page. This change came shortly after 10 percent of its workforce, including the executive editor, was laid off.[15] As of May 2013, a replacement executive editor, nor an interim executive editor, had not been identified, leaving the possibility that the position may be permanently eliminated.[16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Even though the official name of the newspaper is the Daily Herald and "Provo" has not been part of the official name for nearly a century, local residents (and others) still frequently refer to the newspaper as the "Provo Daily Herald".[4][5][6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Daily Herald Contact Information". Daily Herald. Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rona Rahlf becomes publisher in Provo". Lee Enterprises. 15 Jul 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "About The Herald". Daily Herald. Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Beebe, Paul (6 Feb 2013). "Provo Daily Herald cuts staff in newsroom, other departments". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City). Retrieved 11 May 2013. "The Provo Daily Herald newspaper announced. . ." 
  5. ^ "Dick Harmon". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). Retrieved 12 May 2013. "He previously worked for. . . the Provo Daily Herald for 26 years." 
  6. ^ "Provo Daily Herald reporter named Lockhart's chief deputy". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). 20 Dec 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2013. "A Provo Daily Herald reporter and blogger will serve as deputy chief. . ." 
  7. ^ "Hazmat crew snuffs out chemical spill in Provo". newsdaily. Associated Press. 18 Apr 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. "Provo Fire Battalion Chief Tom Augustus told the Provo Daily Herald that. . ." 
  8. ^ Tuomisto, Dave. "Provo Daily Herald Milagros Mexican Food". Milagros. Retrieved 12 May 2013. "The Provo Daily Herald is having their annual “Best Of” voting." 
  9. ^ Peterson, Eric (21 Jun 2011). "Video: Provo Daily Herald Burns Competition". Salt Lake City Weekly (Salt Lake City: Copperfield Publishing, IncCopperfield Publishing, Inc). Retrieved 12 May 2013. "The Provo Daily Herald sends a clear message. . ." 
  10. ^ Times Wire Services (May 7, 1996). "Pulitzer to Purchase Scripps Newspapers". Los Angeles Times. 
  11. ^ "Provo Herald is halting 5 weeklies". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). 6 Feb 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Herald to discontinue print editions of North County weeklies". Daily Herald (Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises). 6 Feb 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "South County weekly news goes daily". Daily Herald (Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises). 26 Jan 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Daily Herald Sites". Daily Herald. Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  15. ^ Horiuchi, Vince (21 Feb 2013). "Provo Daily Herald ends daily opinion page". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City). Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Horiuchi, Vince (14 Feb 2013). "Provo Daily Herald lays off executive editor". The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City). Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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