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The Tennessean is a dominant daily newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. In late 2002, it had a daily circulation of 183,978, and a Sunday circulation of 255,363. The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...


Its circulation area covers 39 counties in Middle Tennessee and 8 counties in southern Kentucky. State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ...


It is owned by the Gannett Corporation, and is affiliated with a number of other smaller community newspapers in Middle Tennessee, including the Dickson Herald, the Gallatin News-Examiner, the Hendersonville Star-News, the Fairview Observer, and the Ashland City Times. Its circulation area also overlaps with that of the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle and the Murfreesboro Daily News-Journal, two other independent Gannett papers. Gannett Company, Inc. ...


The company publishes several specialty publications including the Nashville Record, All The Rage (a weekly, entertainment-oriented publication), and Nashville Lifestyles magazine. It publishes Davidson AM, Williamson AM, and Rutherford AM, local supplements covering these counties.


The paper's primary print competitors are the Nashville City Paper, the Nashville Scene and the Nashville Business Journal. In 2004 Gannett announced the acquisition of the Franklin Review-Appeal, and the Murfreesboro Daily News-Journal from Morris Multimedia. The Review-Appeal became a supplement of The Tennessean, while the Daily News Journal continued to operate as an independent newspaper.


The newspaper participated in a joint operating agreement with the Nashville Banner from 1937 until the Banner folded in 1998. The two papers operated out of the same building at 1100 Broadway and shared advertising and production staff, but maintained separate (and very distinct) ownership and editorial voices. The Joint Operating Agreement as an agreement between The Seattle Times Company and the New York-based Hearst Corporation, owners of The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Seattle P-I), respectively. ... The front page from a 1974 issue of The Nashville Banner. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


The paper maintains two Goss Colorliner presses. In 2002, the paper completed installation of a MAN Roland Uniset press, which is now used to print regional editions of USA Today, as well as commercial printing jobs. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The USA Today logo USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ...


Ellen Leifeld was named to the publisher post in September 2005, succeeding Leslie Giallombardo, who was named the first female publisher in April 2002.


The most recent Editor of the Tennessean was Frank Sutherland, who began his journalism career as a reporter at the paper in the 1960s. He announced his retirement in September, 2004. He was succeeded by Everett J. Mitchell II, the former managing editor of the Detroit News. Mitchell is the first African-American editor of The Tennessean. The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Along with The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News (owned by Gannett) is one of the two major Metro Detroit newspapers. ...


History

The Tennessean, Nashville's primary daily newspaper, traces its roots back to the Nashville Whig, a weekly paper that began publication on September 1, 1812. The paper is involved in various mergers and acquisitions throughout the 19th century, eventually emerging as the Nashville American. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The first issue of the Nashville Tennessean was printed on Sunday May 12, 1907. The paper was founded by Col. Luke Lea, a 28-year-old attorney and local political activist. May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1910, the publishers purchased a controlling interest in the Nashville American, and began publishing an edition known as The Tennessean American. The American formally folded in 1911, with some of its employees banding together to found the Nashville Democrat. This paper was purchased by the Tennessean in 1913. 1910 in topic: Arts Architecture- Art- Film- Literature- Music- Television Science and technology Aviation- Rail transport- Radio- Science Other topics Australia- Canada- Ireland- South Africa- Sport Births- Deaths Lists of leaders: State leaders - Religious leaders 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1931, Col. Luke Lea and his son Luke Lea Jr. were indicted for their role in the failure of the Central Bank and Trust Co. of Asheville, North Carolina. On March 3, 1933, the newspaper was placed under federal receivership, and Ashland City attorney and former Tennessean editorial writer Littleton J. Pardue was appointed to direct the paper. Under his leadership circulation grew swiftly, but the newspaper continued to lose money. 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Asheville City Hall. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... For information on the type of fish called Lawyer, see the article on Burbot. ...


In 1935, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation acquired a large portion of the paper's outstanding bonds, which it eventually sold to Paul Davis, president of the First American National Bank of Nashville. 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was chartered under United States President Herbert Hoover in 1932. ... First American National Bank was a subsidiary of First American National Corporation, a financial institution based in Nashville, Tennessee that served the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia. ...


The paper was sold at auction in 1937, and was purchased for $850,000 by Silliman Evans, Sr. a former reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Evans came to an agreement with Banner publisher James Stahlman to move both newspapers into new offices at 1100 Broadway, and to create the Newspaper Printing Corporation as a business agent for both papers. As part of this agreement, the Tennessean ceased publication of its evening editions, and the Banner ceased publication of its Sunday edition. 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is the major daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas area known as the Metroplex. ...


On June 2, 1955, Silliman Evans Jr. was named president of the paper. After his father died unexpectedly of a heart attack on June 26, the board of the paper elected him publisher, and he became president of the Newspaper Printing Corporation in August. 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ...


In 1957, Tennessean cartoonist Tom Little won a Pulitzer Prize for his cartoon encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated against polio. Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


In 1961, Silliman Evans Jr. died of a heart attack at age 36 while on his boat on Old Hickory Lake. Ownership of the newspaper passed to his mother, and several months later his brother Amon Carter Evans was named Chief Executive of the paper. 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Old Hickory Lock and Dam forms Old Hickory Lake. ...


Tennessean reporters Nat Caldwell and Gene Graham won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962 "[f]or their exclusive disclosure and six years of detailed reporting, under great difficulties, of the undercover cooperation between management interests in the coal industry and the United Mine Workers." In the same year, John Seigenthaler was named editor of the newspaper. He would earn the additional title of publisher in 1972. Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


In 1972, the Gannett Corporation purchased the Nashville Banner from the Stahlman family. In 1979, Gannett sold the Banner to a group of local investors including political figure John Jay Hooker, businessman Brownlee Currey and Franklin banker Irby Simpkins for about $25 million. It then purchased the Tennessean from the Evans family for about $50 million. John Seigenthaler became president, publisher, and editor of the Gannett-owned Tennessean. John Jay Hooker, Jr. ...


In 1989, Frank Sutherland was named editor. He had begun his career as a reporter at the paper in 1963. John Seigenthaler retired as publisher in 1991, and was replaced by Craig Moon, who held the post until he moved into a position with Gannett corporate in 2002. Today, he is publisher of USAToday. Leslie Giallombardo was publisher from 2002-2005. Seigentaler remains "Chairman Emeritus." 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Nashville Banner published its last edition on February 20, 1998. In September, 1998, the paper launched Tennessean.com, its daily news and information website. February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


External links

  • Tennessean.com
    • History of The Tennessean
    • Tennessean Reader Services
    • Davidson A.M.
    • Rutherford
    • Williamson A.M.
  • Ashland City Times
  • Dickson Herald
  • Dickson Shoper
  • Fairview Observer
  • The (Gallatin) News-Examiner
  • Hendersonville Star-News
  • All The Rage
  • Nashville Record

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Tennessean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (996 words)
The most recent Editor of the Tennessean was Frank Sutherland, who began his journalism career as a reporter at the paper in the 1960s.
The Tennessean, Nashville's primary daily newspaper, traces its roots back to the Nashville Whig, a weekly paper that began publication on September 1, 1812.
Tennessean reporters Nat Caldwell and Gene Graham won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962 "[f]or their exclusive disclosure and six years of detailed reporting, under great difficulties, of the undercover cooperation between management interests in the coal industry and the United Mine Workers." In the same year, John Seigenthaler was named editor of the newspaper.
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