- Telegram & Gazette
name = Telegram & Gazette
caption = The
July 27, 2005front page
of the "Telegram & Gazette"
The New York Times Company
type = Daily
January 1, 1866
USD.60 daily, 2.00 Sunday
publisher = Bruce Gaultney
editor = Harry T. Whitin
headquarters = 20 Franklin St.
Massachusetts01615-0012 United States
website = [http://www.telegram.com/ www.telegram.com]
The "Telegram & Gazette" (and "Sunday Telegram") is Worcester, Massachusetts's only
daily newspaper. The paper, known locally as "the Telegram" or the "T & G" is owned by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The New York Times Company(publisher of " The New York Times" and " The Boston Globe").
Until the 1980s, two papers — the "Worcester Telegram" in the morning and the "
Evening Gazette" in the afternoon — were published by the same company, with separate editorial staffs in some departments. The two were merged into a single "Telegram & Gazette" upon their acquisition by Chronicle Publishing Company, publishers of the " San Francisco Chronicle", in 1986. Chronicle sold the "Telegram & Gazette" to The New York Times Companyin 1999.
The paper's previous owners also held Worcester
radio station WTAGuntil selling it after the newspapers were divested, in 1987.
Sections and features
The weekday "Telegram" prints five sections: news, local, sports, business, and a feature section ("Health" on Monday, "People" on Tuesday and Friday, "Food" on Wednesday, and "Time Out" on Thursday).
On the front page of the local section, two staff commentators alternate "metro columns": Dianne Williamson and Clive McFarlane. The paper's regular reporters also contribute regular or occasional columns with names such as "Worcester Diary," "Politics and the City," "South County Notebook," "Wachusett Watch," etc. The local news section also includes local news stories and obituaries.
"Montachusett T&G" also publishes on Thursdays.
All editorials and letters to the editor appear in the regional opinion and
op-edpages of the main news section.
The "Sunday Telegram" includes the county's largest classified ad listing, News, Local and Editorial pages, the "Etc." local arts section, Homes and Cars sections, and two sections reprinted in full from "
The Boston Globe": "Arts & Entertainment" and "Travel." The "Telegram" also reprints some other "Globe" special sections, such as the annual skiing season preview.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corporation owns
Coulter Press, which publishes several weekly newspapers in suburban towns northeast and east of Worcester. The "Telegram" staff also puts out " Worcester Living" (formerly "Worcester Quarterly"), a local lifestyle magazine. Before their sale to Community Newspaper Companyin 1993, the "T&G" also owned the "Hudson Sun" and "Marlboro Enterprise" daily newspapers and Beacon Communications Corporation weekly newspapers in western Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
* [http://www.telegram.com Official website]
* Sit, Mary. "Publisher resigns at Worcester paper; 'Irreversible difference' in philosophy cited." "The Boston Globe," February 10, 1989. Economy section, p. 21.
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