The Citizen, commonly referred to as The Auburn Citizen, is the only daily newspaper published in Auburn, New York. The paper serves Cayuga County and parts of the greater Central New York area. The publication is owned by Lee Enterprises.
Except on Sundays, when it was a morning paper, and Saturdays, on which the paper did not publish an edition for most of its history, The Citizen was an afternoon paper until 2008.
On March 10, 2013, The Citizen announced it was returning to a six-day publication schedule as of April 1, 2013, with the paper no longer publishing a Monday edition.
- William O. Dapping covered the 1929–30 riots at Auburn Prison for the newspaper; this coverage earned a Pulitzer Prize for the paper.
- Leo Pinckney, former president of Auburn Community Baseball and former president of the New York–Penn League, was a sports editor and sports columnist for The Citizen for over 40 years.
- Kevin Rivoli, a photojournalist whose work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and The New York Times, began his career as a photographer for The Citizen.
- Joe Kehoskie, an Auburn native who works in professional baseball, worked part-time in the sports department in the late 1980s and early '90s, mostly covering the Auburn Astros baseball team.