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Encyclopedia > The Portsmouth Herald
The Portsmouth Herald
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner Ottaway Community Newspapers
Publisher John Tabor
Editor Howard Altschiller
Founded
Headquarters 111 Maplewood Avenue, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03842 USA
Circulation 15,224 daily, 20,936 Sunday in 2006[1]

Website: Seacoastonline.com

The Portsmouth Herald (and Herald Sunday) is a seven-day daily newspaper serving Greater Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Its coverage area also includes the municipalities of Greenland, New Castle, Newington and Rye, New Hampshire; and Eliot, Kittery, Kittery Point and South Berwick, Maine. A newspaper is a lightweight and disposable publication (more specifically, a periodical), usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1653 Mayor Steve Marchand City manager John P. Bohenko Area    - City 43. ... A newspaper is a lightweight and disposable publication (more specifically, a periodical), usually printed on low-cost paper called newsprint. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1653 Mayor Steve Marchand City manager John P. Bohenko Area    - City 43. ... New Castle is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Newington is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Rye is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... Eliot is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Kittery Point is a census-designated place located in York County, Maine. ... South Berwick is a town in York County, Maine, United States. ...


Together with sister weeklies in New Hampshire and Maine, The Herald is part of Seacoast Media Group, a subsidiary of Ottaway Community Newspapers, itself a division of Dow Jones & Company. It changed owners December 1, 1997,[2] in a newspaper swap in which Thomson Corporation gained The News-Sun of Sun City, Arizona.[3] This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ) is an American publishing and financial information firm. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC TSX: TOC) is one of the worlds largest information companies, focused on providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. ... Sun City is a census-designated place and unincorporated town located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ...


Today's Herald

Unlike most New England daily newspapers, The Herald has a higher circulation today than six years ago. Its editors in 2001 credited the newspaper's resurgence with the introduction of the "Wow! factor" -- front-page stories on controversial or sensational topics that appeal to younger readers.[4] 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the tail end of Thomson's ownership of The Herald, it was seen as corporate and out-of-touch with the local community. Several weekly newspapers sprang up to challenge it in Portsmouth and surrounding towns.[5]


Competition

The Herald's strongest daily competitor is Foster's Daily Democrat in nearby Dover, New Hampshire, and the statewide New Hampshire Union Leader. In the late 1990s, the Foster company launched Foster's Sunday Citizen, to compete with Herald Sunday and the state's largest Sunday paper, the New Hampshire Sunday News. Around the same time, The Herald's Ottaway managers announced they would begin distributing Herald Sunday outside of the daily newspaper's coverage area, into the Exeter and Hampton, New Hampshire areas, where Ottaway owns weeklies.[6] Fosters Daily Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper published out of Dover, New Hampshire for the communities of Dover, Rochester, Portsmouth, and the surrounding communities in south-east New Hampshire and south-west Maine. ... Dover is a small city located in Strafford County, New Hampshire, in the United States of America. ... The New Hampshire Union Leader is the daily newspaper of Manchester, the largest city in the state of New Hampshire. ... Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Rockingham County Incorporated 1638 Board of Selectmen Paul Binette, Chairman Robert Eastman Joe Pace William Campbell Lionel Ingram Area    - City 51. ... ÂċĄ Hampton is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 14,937. ...


Years before buying The Herald, Ottaway started a weekly newspaper, the Portsmouth Press, in 1987. For six years, that paper competed with the daily. Its publisher, John Tabor, eventually became publisher of The Herald.[7] 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The paper also faces hometown competition from an alternative newsweekly, The New Hampshire Gazette. The original Gazette, the oldest newspaper in New Hampshire, was published as the Sunday edition of The Herald from the 1890s to 1960, when the Sunday paper began carrying the name Herald. In 1989, a descendent of the Gazette's founder began publishing an alternative newspaper under that name. The New Hampshire Gazette is a non-profit, alternative, bi-weekly newspaper published in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Seacoast Media Group Contact Info, accessed January 10, 2007.
  2. ^ Kittredge, Clare. "A News War Takes Shape in Portsmouth". The Boston Globe, November 2, 1997
  3. ^ Dow Jones News Service, "S-T Parent Trades for N.H. Paper", October 1, 1997. Accessed January 11, 2007.
  4. ^ Nicholson, Joe. "Portsmouth Herald Does Not Take the Traditional Approach to Reporting," Brandweek, April 30, 2001.
  5. ^ Robinson, J. Dennis. "July 10." July 10, 1998. Accessed January 11, 2007.
  6. ^ Kittredge, op. cit.
  7. ^ Kittredge, op. cit.

 
 

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