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The Green Bay Press-Gazette is a newspaper whose primary coverage is of northeastern Wisconsin, including Green Bay. It was founded as the Green Bay Gazette in 1866 as a weekly paper, becoming a daily newspaper in 1871. The Green Bay Gazette merged with its major competitor, the Green Bay Free Press in 1915, assuming its current title. The newspaper was purchased by Gannett in March 1980.[2]

Green Bay Press-Gazette
GreenBayPressGazetteBuilding.jpg
Press-Gazette Building
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Gannett Company
PublisherScott Johnson
EditorRobert Zizzo
Founded1866 (as the Green Bay Gazette)
Headquarters435 East Walnut Street,
Green Bay, WI 54301 U.S.
Circulation41,542 daily
61,666 Sunday
(2013)[1]
Websitegreenbaypressgazette.com

In 1972, an internal labor dispute led to the creation of the Green Bay News-Chronicle by striking workers. In 2004, the News-Chronicle was taken over by Press-Gazette publisher, Gannett, who closed it in 2005.

Its sports section includes extensive coverage of the local NFL franchise, the Green Bay Packers; since Gannett's purchase of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2016, both papers now feature joint coverage of the team from the writers of both papers.

On March 24, 2012, seven Press-Gazette employees were among 25 Gannett employees in Wisconsin who were disciplined by Gannett for signing the petition to recall Governor Scott Walker. Gannett stated that this was a violation of the company's code of journalistic ethics.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gannett 2013 Annual Report", p. 17.
  2. ^ "About Gannett: Green Bay Press-Gazette". Gannett Co., Inc. Retrieved 2006-11-24.
  3. ^ Lovett, Genia (March 24, 2012). "Genia Lovett column: Post-Crescent journalists shouldn't have signed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recall petitions". The Post-Crescent. Appleton, WI. Archived from the original on March 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Green Bay Press Gazette. March 24, 2012.

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