Appeal-Democrat


Appeal-Democrat

Infobox Newspaper
name = Appeal-Democrat
type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1860 (as the Marysville Appeal; see article)
owners = Freedom Communications
political =
headquarters = Marysville, California,
United States of America
editor = Len La Barth
publisher = Don Bricker
website = [http://www.appeal-democrat.com/]

The "Appeal-Democrat" is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Marysville, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 23,000 copies a day, primarily in Yuba and Sutter counties. The paper also is sold in Colusa County to the west and Butte County to the north.

History

The "Appeal-Democrat" formed from the 1926 merger of two earlier newspapers, the "Marysville Appeal" (founded in 1860) and the "Marysville Evening Democrat" (founded in 1884).

R.C. Hoiles, who built the Freedom Communications newspaper chain around the Santa Ana paper that became the Orange County Register, bought the "Appeal-Democrat" in 1946 and placed his son-in-law Robert C. Hardie in charge as its publisher.

Hardie directed the paper for the next 55 years, as circulation rose from about 7,500 to more than 20,000. Even as residents and businesses gradually shifted west from Marysville to nearby Yuba City, Hardie kept the "Appeal-Democrat" in its longtime home, twice acquiring new headquarters there (in 1950 and 1986).

Current staff

Editor: Len La Barth, former Web editor of the "Santa Cruz Sentinel", who joined the "Appeal-Democrat" in September 2006.

Advertising Director: Debbie Baggett

Circulation Director: Teri Jackson

Human Resources Director: Donna Blair

Accounting Director: Glenn Goodman

Classified Director: Nancy Brown

City Editor: Eric Vodden

Sports Editor: Currently Open

News Editor: Todd Hansen

Photo Editor: Chris Kaufman

Multimedia Editor: Larry Badger

Community Editor: Leticia Gutierrez

Features Editor: Susan Benitez

Ownership

The "Appeal-Democrat" is owned by Freedom Communications.

External links

* [http://www.appeal-democrat.com/ "Appeal-Democrat" official site]
* [http://www.freedom.com/newspapers/appeal.html Freedom Communications subsidiary profile of the "Appeal-Democrat"]


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