The Palm Beach Post is an American daily newspaper serving Palm Beach County in South Florida, and the Treasure Coast area. As of 2012 it was the 80th largest daily newspaper in the United States and the 7th largest in Florida.[2]

History

The Palm Beach Post began as The Palm Beach County, a weekly newspaper established in 1908. In January 1916, the weekly became a daily, morning publication known as The Palm Beach Post.

In 1934, Palm Beach businessman Edward R. Bradley bought The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Times, the afternoon daily (except on Sunday). In 1947, both were purchased by longtime resident John Holliday Perry, Sr., who owned a Florida newspaper chain of six dailies and 15 weeklies. In 1948, Perry purchased both the Palm Beach Daily News and the society magazine Palm Beach Life.

In June 1969, Cox Enterprises, based in Atlanta, purchased Perry's Palm Beach and West Palm Beach publications and formed Palm Beach Newspapers, Inc. Cox was founded by James M. Cox, a former Ohio governor and the 1920 Democratic presidential candidate who built a media company that today includes daily newspapers; weekly newspapers, radio and television stations; U.S. cable TV systems, local Internet media sites and Mannheim auto auction locations.

In 1979, The Palm Beach Times was renamed The Evening Times. In 1987, The Evening Times merged with The Post to form a single newspaper: The Palm Beach Post. In 1989, all of neighboring sister publication Miami News assets and archives were merged with the Palm Beach Post upon the closure of that paper.

In 1996, The Palm Beach Post sponsored Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Wendy Guey.

Palm Beach Post photographer Dallas Kinney won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his portfolio of pictures of Florida migrant workers, Migration to Misery. Post photographers have subsequently been Pulitzer finalists three times.[3]

Editor Edward Sears won the Editor of the Year award in 2004 from Editor & Publisher. Sears led the Post newsroom from 1985-2005.[4]

Recent operations

The Palm Beach Post has over 750,000 daily readers in print and online each week. The newspaper serves readers in seven counties – Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River, Hendry, and Glades – and has reporters in six community newsrooms plus news bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.

Palm Beach Newspapers Inc. continues to publish The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Florida Pennysaver and La Palma, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper. Each publication has a corresponding web site.

The Post launched PBGametime.com, home for its coverage of Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast high school sports, in 2009.

Like many newspapers throughout the country, the Post downsized its newsroom by more than 30 percent in 2008 and 2009. At the same time it closed its printing press. The Post's print edition is now printed in Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and shipped north to Palm Beach County for daily distribution.

As of 2012, the Post's average daily circulation was slightly over 88,000, well below daily circulation figures of around 165,000 at the turn of the century, according to BurrellesLuce. It is the 80th largest daily newspaper in the United States and the 7th largest in Florida.[2]

On Oct. 31, 2017, announced its plans to sell the Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News. [9]

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