Foster's Daily Democrat

Foster's Daily Democrat

Infobox Newspaper
name = Foster's Daily Democrat


caption = "Foster's" former headquarters in Dover, New Hampshire
type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1873
price =
owners = Geo. J. Foster Company
publisher = Robert H. Foster
editor = Rodney G. Doherty
circulation = 20,053 daily, 24,428 Sunday in 2006. [Audit Bureau of Circulation, report for six-month period ending September 30, 2006.]
headquarters = 150 Venture Drive, Dover, New Hampshire 03820 USA
website = [http://fosters.com fosters.com]

"Foster's Daily Democrat" is a six-day (Monday-Saturday) morning broadsheet newspaper published in Dover, New Hampshire, USA, covering southeast New Hampshire and southwest Maine. A sister paper, "Foster's Sunday Citizen", publishes on Sunday.

In addition to its Dover headquarters, "Foster's" maintains news bureaus in Rochester and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

History and politics

Founded by Joshua L. Foster on June 18, 1873, the paper was named after the U.S. Democratic Party, which then was the conservative and less-popular party in New England. [New Hampshire Gazette Literary Lions, Summer of 2006] Foster was already known, by then, as a political firebrand; one of his previous publishing ventures had been the "States and Union", a pro-slavery paper in nearby Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during the American Civil War. [Robinson, J. Dennis. " [http://seacoastnh.com/History/As_I_Please/The_Newspaper_Riot_of_1865/ The Newspaper Riot of 1865] ". SeacoastNH.com, accessed August 9, 2007.]

"Foster's Daily Democrat" still takes a conservative line in its editorial pages, and its editorials tends to back Republicans. "Foster's" endorsed George W. Bush in the 2000 New Hampshire primary, although the paper backed no one in the general election. It also endorsed District 1 Congressman Jeb Bradley on a number of occasions [Including: " [http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061105/NEWS13/111050177&SearchID=73264059503253 Jeb Bradley -- Always There for N.H. Citizens] ". Editorial. "Foster's Sunday Citizen" (Dover, N.H.), November 5, 2006.] and it is considered rare for a Democratic candidate to get an endorsement from "Foster's". [Demers, Ian. "Closeup". WMUR, November 5, 2006.] Foster's is in favor of the death penalty.

In the 2004 New Hampshire Democrat primary, the paper endorsed Joe Lieberman, generally considered a more conservative Democrat. Yet its editorial stated that readers should be "absolutely clear on one thing. "Foster's Daily Democrat" remains fully supportive of President Bush." [Editorial, "Foster's Daily Democrat" (Dover, N.H.), January 24, 2004.]

In 1988, editor Rodney G. Doherty described himself as a "black sheep" of journalism and said he edits "a blue-collar paper." He said he prefers a hard-news, top-down style of newsroom management, with young reporters filing several quick stories based on assignments from editors, rather than longer, more analytical pieces. He said likes to see reporters write about "what "is" news, rather than what they think is the news." [Hohler, Bob. "Defining What's Important." "The Boston Globe", January 24, 1988.]

Colin Manning, who wrote "Foster's" statehouse notebook, later went on to be New Hampshire governor John Lynch's communications director. [ [http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061210/NEWS1303/112100096&SearchID=73265757698213 Fosters.com - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME ] ]

As of 2007, Doherty is the executive editor of the paper. The managing editor is Mary Pat Rowland. The editorial page editor is Jon Breen.

"Foster's Daily Democrat" was an afternoon publication for 135 years until November 26, 2007, when it switched to morning publication. At the time, Doherty said morning publication would be more convenient for readers, and would allow the paper to update its Website earlier in the day. "The Citizen" had converted to morning publication almost a year earlier. ["Foster's N.H. Daily Switching to A.M." "NEPA Bulletin" (Boston, Mass.), page 2, October 2007.]

News and features

Foster's news focus is mainly on local public meetings and police reporting with community features and local sports also included. Regular features include advice columns, stock tables, classified advertising, comic strips, obituaries, television listings and local lottery numbers. The newspaper also carries entertainment, world and national news from the Associated Press, as well as both AP and locally generated sports stories.

Sections and pullouts for the daily paper include main news and an award-winningFact|date=October 2007 sports section every day, plus:
*"Local" page, every day, which includes Tri-City (Dover, Rochester and Somersworth area news) This page, following a redesign that was completed in November 2007, now constitutes Page B1 daily (Mon-Sat)
*"Coast" page, every day, which covers the greater Portsmouth area. This page was also part of the redesign in 2007 and runs on Page A3 daily (Mon-Sat)
*"Education" page, Thursday, with local education news and honor rolls
*"Community Weekend", Friday, with event and religion listings
*"Showcase", Thursday, with local arts and entertainment news
*"Your Home", a local real estate section

isters and competitors

"Foster's" competes head-to-head with "The Portsmouth Herald", a daily newspaper based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In response to the "Herald" taking a chip out of Foster's Portsmouth market, "Foster's" now prints a "Portsmouth Region" page on page A3 or A5. Foster's also competes with the statewide daily "New Hampshire Union Leader" and its sister Sunday paper, "New Hampshire Sunday News".

In the late 1990s, the Geo. J. Foster Company launched "Foster's Sunday Citizen" to compete with "Herald Sunday" and the "New Hampshire Sunday News." The Sunday paper is a joint venture by "Foster's" and its sister paper in Laconia, New Hampshire, "The Citizen", also owned by Geo. J. Foster Company. [Kittredge, Clare. "A News War Takes Shape in Portsmouth". "The Boston Globe", November 2, 1997]

References

External links

* [http://www.fosters.com "Foster's" website]
* [http://www.citizen.com "The Citizen's" website]


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