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Delaware Newspapers

News Journal

Today's News Journal has a long and complex history that includes multiple title changes and mergers as well as daily, weekly, morning, and evening editions. For more detailed information, please consult: Union List of Newspapers in Delaware (Delaware Newspaper Project) which provides detailed holdings of newspapers and their relationships in libraries in Delaware.


1814                     Delaware Gazette

1814-1820            Delaware Gazette and Peninsula Advertiser

1820-1828            Delaware Gazette

                             Merged with the Delaware Patriot and American Watchman

1828-1837            Delaware Gazette and American Watchman

                             Absorbed the Delaware Weekly Advertiser and Farmer’s Journal

1837-1883            Delaware Gazette (operated as a weekly)

  But also produced the Wilmington Daily Gazette (1872-1874) and the Daily Gazette (1874-1883)

               1873 Merged with the Delaware State Journal

1875-1879            Morning Herald

1878-1928            Every Evening, Wilmington Daily Commercial (daily)

1880                     Daily Morning News

1880-1913            Morning News

1883-1902            Delaware Gazette and State Journal (weekly)                 

1913-1966            Wilmington Morning News

1928-1932            Every Evening

                              Merged with the Evening Journal (1888-1932)

1933-1934            Evening Journal and Every Evening

1934-1960            Journal-Every Evening

1960-1989            Evening Journal

                              Merged with the Morning News

1989-present        News Journal

Microfilm S 7 (morning editions)

Morning Herald:  v. 1 (1875) - v. 3 (1877), v. 5 (1877) - v. 7 (1878), v. 10 (1878) - v. 12 (1878), v. 14 (1879)

Daily Morning News:  v. 1 (1880) - v. 2 (1880)

Morning News: v. 2 (1880) - v. 64 (1913)

Wilmington Morning News: v. 64 (1913) - v. 169 (1966)

Morning News: 1966 - 1989

News Journal: 1989 - present

Microfilm S 39 (evening editions)

Wilmington Evening Journal: no. 1 (1888) - 45th year, no. 168 (1932)

Evening Journal and Every Evening: 1933 - 1934

Wilmington Journal-Every Evening: 1934 - 1960

Evening Journal: 1960 - 1988

Note

Both papers had Saturday editions until September 1, 1975, when the Morning News and the Evening Journal changed to Monday-Friday only. Subsequently the Saturday and Sunday editions were named News Journal and are at Microfilm S 7.

From January 3, 1989 to April 14, 1989, both papers were called News Journal, but there was still a separate evening edition published, located at Microfilm S 39. Subsequently there was one daily morning newspaper, the Wilmington News Journal.