The Evening Journal, Lewiston's first newspaper, started publishing in 1861. The Daily Sun followed in 1896. In 1989, the two papers combined to form the Sun Journal.
The Sun Journal prices are: $1.00 daily, $2.25 Sunday.
On October 1, 2007, the Sun Journal purchased Kirkland Newspapers of Farmington, the publisher of four weekly newspapers:
- The Franklin Journal of Farmington (4,500 twice-weekly circulation)
- The Rangeley Highlander of Rangeley (2,300 biweekly)
- The Penobscot Times of Old Town (3,300 weekly)
- Livermore Falls Advertiser of Livermore Falls (2,300 weekly)
The Sun Journal also owns The Forecaster, a free regional paper.