The Mansfield News Journal is a daily newspaper based in Mansfield, Ohio, that serves Richland, Ashland and Crawford counties, as well as parts of Morrow, Knox and Huron counties in the north central part of the state.


The News Journal was formed by the merger of the Mansfield News and the Mansfield Journal in 1932. The paper celebrated its 75th anniversary in December 2007.


Tom Brennan is the managing editor. The paper is owned by Gannett and has downsized its news operation dramatically in recent years as its circulation declined.


The newspaper's web site was chosen the state's best among newspapers in its circulation category in 2007 in the annual AP contest.