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The Buffalo News is the primary newspaper of the Buffalo, New York metropolitan area and its surrounding suburbs. It is wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Geographical characteristics Area Total 136. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKa, NYSE: BRKb) is a company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ...


The News was founded in 1880 by Edward H. Butler, and originally published on Sundays only. In 1887, the News began publishing daily editions as well, and in 1914, became an inversion of its original existence by publishing Monday through Saturday only, with no publication on Sunday. During most of its life, the News was known as The Buffalo Evening News, and a gentlemen's agreement between the Evening News and the Buffalo Courier-Express meant that the Evening News would be just that, while the Courier-Express would be a morning-only paper. (Both newspapers published morning editions on weekends.) 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Buffalo Courier-Express was a morning newspaper in Buffalo, New York. ...


In 1977, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway purchased the Evening News. The Courier-Express folded in October 1982 after weeks of financial trauma, although at least part of its troubles are attributable to internal union strife within the Buffalo Newspaper Guild. That same year, the Evening News changed its name to The Buffalo News and began publishing morning and evening editions. The News remains Buffalo's only daily newspaper, and probably forecast a trend whereby most American cities currently have only one daily newspaper. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is a wealthy American investor and businessman. ... Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKa, NYSE: BRKb) is a company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The News is participates in the Buffalo community and sponsors a charitable, social, and educational events. The News also holds an annual Kids' Day newspaper sale in which civic groups sell the morning edition of the newspaper for double the usual price, with all proceeds to benefit Buffalo's Children's Hospital.


Journalists with The Buffalo News and The Buffalo Evening News have won three Pulitzer Prizes. In 1958, Bruce Shanks received the Editorial Cartooning award for his August 10, 1957 piece, "The Thinker," treating union corruption. In 1961, Edgar May received the Local Reporting award for his series, "Our Costly Dilemma," concerning the need for reform of New York State's welfare system. The series touched off debate about welfare reform nationwide. In 1990, Tom Toles brought the News its second Editorial Cartooning award, for his work throughout the year (although his piece "First Amendment" is often cited as the "exemplary" work that merited the award). Toles currently serves as editorial cartoonist with The Washington Post, where he replaced Herblock. News journalists have been finalists for three other Pulitzer Prizes, but did not win: Toles (1985 and 1996, for Editorial Cartooning); and James Heaney (1993, for Investigative Reporting). The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Welfare is financial assistance paid by the government to certain entities or groups of people who are unable to support themselves alone, or are perceived by the government to do be able to do function more effectively with financial assistance. ... Welfare reform is the name for a political movement in countries with a state-administered social welfare system to institute changes in that system, generally in a more conservative direction. ... This article is about the year. ... Thomas Gregory Toles (born October 22, 1951) is a United States political cartoonist. ... The Washington Post is the largest and oldest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... Herbert Lawrence Block, commonly known as Herblock (October 13, 1909 - October 7, 2001), was a U.S. editorial cartoonist. ... This article is about the year. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


External links

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  • History of the Buffalo Newspaper Guild

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Buffalo, New York - definition of Buffalo, New York in Encyclopedia (1819 words)
In the early 20th century Buffalo was one of the world's busiest inland ports, but its economic fortunes began to diminish at midcentury with the completion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway project and the decline of the American steel industry.
Most of western New York was granted by Charles II of England to the Duke of York, but the first European settlement in what is now Erie County was by the French, at the mouth of Buffalo Creek in 1758.
Buffalo was rebuilt and incorporated as a town in 1816.
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