The News-Press

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The News-Press
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Gannett Company
Publisher Michael Jung
Editor Cindy McCurry-Ross
Founded 1884[1]
Headquarters 2442 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Circulation 150,410 Daily
168,836 Sunday[2]

The News-Press is a daily broadsheet newspaper located in Fort Myers, Florida, serving primarily Lee County, as well as parts of Hendry, Collier, and Charlotte Counties.

The paper publishes several editions of its "Local & State" (metro) section for suburban communities, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, North Fort Myers, and South Fort Myers. Further, special sections are published on the paper's Web site, including "Education", "Environment", and "Growth/Development".

The newspaper offers home delivery. Daily, Monday-Saturday, and Sunday-only are the home delivery choices, and delivery is guaranteed by 6am on weekdays and 7am on weekends. The carriers are all independent contractors who must use their own personal property for the job.

When was The News-Press started?

The News-Press beginnings can be credited to bad navigation. In 1884, Capt. James Rowan was hired to deliver passenger Stafford Cleveland to a town in Central Florida. Rowan missed the turn and ended up dumping Cleveland on the shores of Fort Myers, printing presses and all. The result: the Fort Myers Press was born in the tiny Gulf Coast community of 349. Ten years later, Cleveland's newspaper was to get some not-so-friendly competition. The Tropical News and the Fort Myers Press became fierce competitors. The situation became so ugly that the county commissioners stepped in and arranged a merger: The Fort Myers Press absorbed The Tropical News, hence, the News-Press.

Mission and Parent Company

The News-Press is a world-class organization dedicated to serving the local community through exceptional journalism, sales and marketing. We are customer focused, grounded in integrity, powered by innovation and driven by excellence, every day. The News-Press Media Group mission is to be your brand of choice for Southwest Florida news, information and advertising when, where and how you want it.

The News-Press is owned by the Virginia-based Gannett Company, who has owned it since 1971. Gannett Co. Inc. operates more than 84 daily newspapers across the continental United States and The United Kingdom and nearly 700 magazines and non-daily publications. Gannett Co. also operates 23 television stations and has other companies in a variety of industries.

The News-Press headquarters is in downtown Fort Myers, Fla. The company also has a bureau in Bonita Springs. Our principal office is located at 2442 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Our main number is (239) 335-0200.


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  2. "Audit Bureau of Circulations". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 2012-10-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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