The Daily Comet

The Daily Comet
Daily Comet
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner The New York Times Company
Publisher Miles Forrest
Editor Keith Magill
Founded 1889 (as the Lafourche Comet)
Headquarters 705 West Fifth Street
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302
 United States
Official website

The Daily Comet is a newspaper in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. It covers Lafourche, Assumption, the west bank of St. James and the northern part of Terrebonne parishes.

It began publishing in 1889 as the weekly Lafourche Comet. It is the only paper currently published in America named "Comet". Its publisher, a Democrat, selected the name "Comet" because the rival Republican newspaper was named the Star. The publisher reasoned that a comet is brighter than a star.

It was purchased by The New York Times Company in 1980[1].


  1. ^ "Company Milestones 1971-1980". The New York Times Company. 1980-12-01. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 

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