Massachusetts Newspapers

Berkshire Eagle

The Berkshire Eagle is an American daily newspaper published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and covering all of Berkshire County, as well as four New York communities near Pittsfield. It is considered a newspaper of record for the Berkshire County "hill towns" of Western Massachusetts. Founded in the early 1890s, The Eagle has been owned since 1995 by MediaNews Group of Denver, which publishes three other daily newspapers in Massachusetts and several others in western New England, including the other leading newspaper based in Berkshire County, the North Adams Transcript.

Boston Herald

The Boston Herald is a daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. The paper was started in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States. It has been awarded eight Pulitzer Prizes in its history, including four for editorial writing and three for photography before it was converted to tabloid format in 1981. The original Boston Herald was founded in 1846 by a group of Boston printers jointly under the name of John A. French & Company. In 1847 the Boston Herald absorbed the Boston American Eagle and the Boston Daily Times. The original mission for the Herald was “The Herald will be independent in politics and religion; liberal, industrious, enterprising, critically concerned with literacy and dramatic matters, and diligent in its mission to report and analyze the news, local and global.",

Brockton Enterprise

The Enterprise is an afternoon daily newspaper published in Brockton, Massachusetts. The newspaper is considered a newspaper of record for Brockton and several suburban communities of northern Bristol and Plymouth counties, and southern Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The Enterprise circulates about 22,454 on weekdays, 18,988 on Saturdays, and 25,985 on Sundays. Owned in common for a decade with one of its chief competitors, The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, The Enterprise in mid-2006 was purchased, along with The Patriot Ledger, by GateHouse Media, which also owns several nearby weekly newspapers and later purchased The Enterprise's other local competitor, the Taunton Daily Gazette. The Enterprise is still currently owned by GateHouse Media, published by Rick Daniels, and edited by Chazy Dowaliby. Its office is located in Belmont at 1324 Belmont St., Unit 102, Brockton, MA 02301.

Cape Cod Times

The Cape Cod Times is a daily newspaper serving Cape, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts. It is owned by the Dow Jones Local Media Group. The paper was first published by J.P. Dunn, Joshua Barber, and Basil Brewer in 1936 as the Cape Cod Standard-Times. It was first published as an independent daily for Cape Cod in 1971 and renamed the Cape Cod Times in 1975. Business activity on the Cape were growing at an exponential rate suggested that readers and commercial supporters would support an independent daily newspaper for Cape Cod. In 1970, the decision was made to break away and the new daily Cape Cod Standard-Times was born. The Cape Cod Times came into existence in 1975 to eliminate the impression that the Cape Cod Times was still associated with the New Bedford paper. Headquarters are located at 319 Main Street Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601. The Cape Cod Times distributes 35,776 daily and 39,970 on Sundays.

Fall River Herald News

The Herald News: the Fall River News, which dated from 1845; the Fall River Daily Herald, 1872, and the Fall River Daily Globe, 1885 combined in 1892 to form the Fall River Herald News. At its height, The Herald News circulated approximately 45,000 copies per day. In the 1960s The Herald-News was owned by Mark Goodson, the creator of the popular television game show "To Tell The Truth." The newspaper established its headquarters on lower Pocasset Street on Fall River, along the Quequechan River, which was routed through a pipe to make way for Interstate 195, from which The Herald-News building remains visible as one enters Fall River from the Braga Bridge. Many big named media experts have worked here such as E.J. Dionne, The New York Times Washington Correspondent and later Washington Post columnist worked there as an intern; M. Charles Bakst, long-time columnist of The Providence Journal, began his career there.

Metrowest Daily News

The MetroWest Daily News is the flagship newspaper of Community Newspaper Company, a division of GateHouse Media. This American daily newspaper is published in Framingham, Massachusetts, serving the MetroWest region of suburban Boston. The newspaper covers several cities and towns in Norfolk and Worcester counties, but until 1998 it was named for Middlesex County or for the town of Framingham.

New Bedford Standard-Times

The Standard-Times (and Sunday Standard-Times), based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is the larger of two daily newspapers covering the South Coast of Massachusetts, along with The Herald News of Fall River. Like the Cape Cod Times, which is the only larger newspaper in Southeastern Massachusetts, The Standard-Times is owned by Dow Jones Local Media Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation. Together with the weekly newspapers of Hathaway Publishing, which also cover Fall River and several other suburban towns, The Standard-Times is part of Dow Jones Local Media Group's South Coast Media Group.

Quincy Patriot Ledger

The Quincy Patriot Ledger was founded on January 7, 1837, by John Adams Green and Edmund Butler Osborne. In 1899, Prescott started The Quincy Daily Ledger, continuing The Patriot as a weekly. In 1916, the weekly and daily were merged into The Quincy Patriot Ledger. The paper later expanded to serve communities throughout the South Shore. It was the hometown paper of President John Quincy Adams, a frequent writer of letters to the editor after he left the White House and became a congressman. The longest-running family ownership began in 1852 when George Washington Prescott went to work for the paper as a carrier. He later bought the newspaper. Prescott was a descendant of Col. William Prescott, who won fame at the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill with his order: "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."

Springfield Republican

Established by Samuel Bowles II in 1824 as a rural weekly, the Springfield Republican was converted into a daily in 1844. The Republican is a newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is owned by Newhouse Newspapers, a division of Advance Publications. It played important roles in the United States Republican Party's founding, Charles Dow's career, and the invention of the pronoun "Ms." From the beginning; the paper had a focus on local news. As rapidly as possible its news-gathering was extended until within a few years its columns contained departments of items from every town and hamlet along the Connecticut Valley, as well as from Springfield. Bowles III believed that the newspaper should be a power in the moral, religious, and literary, as well as the political life of the community, and he tried to make his paper fulfill those functions.  The Republican became part of two other local papers. The Springfield Daily News and the Morning Union merged in the 1970s. The newspaper was formerly known as The Springfield Union News & Sunday Republican. The newspaper reverted to its historical, pre-Union-News name of The Republican around 2001. George Arwady became publisher of The Springfield Republican on December 31, 2009.

Taunton Daily Gazette

Based in Taunton, Massachusetts, The Taunton Daily Gazette coverage area includes Berkley, Rehoboth, Dighton, Lakeville, Norton, and Raynham. The Taunton Daily Gazette and Taunton Sunday Gazette is a daily newspaper founded in 1848. On December 1, 2006, Journal Register Company announced it would sell the Gazette, along with the Fall River Herald News, to GateHouse Media. Since early 2007, the Gazette has been published as part of GateHouse Media New England.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Telegram & Gazette is Worcester, Massachusetts's sole daily newspaper. The paper, known to the local community as the Telegram, is published every day by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of The New York Times Company. It provides coverage of all of Worcester County, as well as surrounding areas of the western suburbs of Boston, Western Massachusetts, and numerous towns in Windham County in northeastern Connecticut. The Worcester Telegram, a morning newspaper, and the Evening Gazette, an evening paper, were separate papers with separate editorial staff until the 1980?s. The two papers merged into one paper, Telegram & Gazette, upon their purchase by Chronicle Publishing Company, publishers of the San Francisco Chronicle, in 1986. The Telegram & Gazette have a daily circulation of 74, 563, a Saturday circulation of 70,805, and a Sunday circulation of 79,958 to their subscribers as of 2012.