Moscow-Pullman Daily News

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News is a daily newspaper in the northwestern United States, serving the Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Washington, metropolitan area. The two cities on the Palouse are the homes of the two states' land grant universities, the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

Moscow-Pullman Daily News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)TPC Publishing / Butch Alford
PublisherNathan Alford
EditorNathan Alford
Managing editorsLee Rozen
Founded1911,[1] 1882 [2]
Headquarters220 E. Fifth Street
Moscow, Idaho, U.S.
Sister newspapersLewiston Morning Tribune[3]
Moscow is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Moscow is located in Idaho
Location in Idaho

The newspaper has been published continuously in Moscow for 109 years, since September 28, 1911. It began as the Daily Star-Mirror, which started as the Moscow Mirror in 1882 and the North Idaho Star in 1887, with a merger in 1905.[2] A final intracity competitor was gained with the arrival of Frank B. Robinson's Moscow News Review, which began in 1933 and went to daily publication in September 1935. The two papers merged in November 1939 and ran briefly under a lengthy combined name,[2] then became the Daily Idahonian.[1][4]

The Palouse Empire News for Whitman County was added in 1984 and later became the Daily News. Later in the 1980s, the paper was acquired by Kerns-Tribune of Salt Lake City, Utah.[5] The Idahonian and the Daily News were merged in late 1991,[6] and became the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.[1] Kerns-Tribune was acquired by TCI in 1997; all the company's papers, except The Salt Lake Tribune, were acquired by Butch Alford the next year.[7]

Tom McCall, a future governor of Oregon, was a young reporter in Moscow for five years (1937–1942) for the News-Review and the Daily Idahonian.[8]

First editorEdit

The first editor of the Moscow Mirror was Willis Sweet (1856–1925),[2] Idaho's first elected congressman following statehood in 1890. He had come to Moscow after learning the printer's trade in Nebraska; he was later an attorney, judge, and territorial supreme court justice. Sweet was instrumental in obtaining the University of Idaho for Moscow and was the first president of its board of regents (1889–1893).[9]


  1. ^ a b c "While the name has changed, mission remains the same". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). (A New Look). July 20, 2008. p. 8.
  2. ^ a b c d "Rival papers at Moscow merged". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 1, 1939. p. 12.
  3. ^ "About Us". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ Nielsen, Judith (April 1980). "A brief biography of Frank Bruce Robinson". University of Idaho Library. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  5. ^ About Us - Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  6. ^ "Moscow-Pullman papers to issue single Palouse edition". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). September 8, 1991. p. B2.
  7. ^ "Moscow-Pullman paper losing publisher in ownership change". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). January 14, 1998. p. B3.
  8. ^ Thoele, Mike (November 24, 1974). "Young Tom McCall". Eugene Register-Guard, Emerald Empire. (Oregon). p. 12.
  9. ^ "Biographical directory: Willis Sweet". United States Congress. Retrieved November 29, 2012.

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Coordinates: 46°43′52″N 117°00′11″W / 46.7312°N 117.0031°W / 46.7312; -117.0031