North Adams Transcript

North Adams Transcript
North Adams Transcript
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner MediaNews Group
Publisher Peter Lynch
Editor Michael Foster
Founded 1843
Headquarters North Adams, Massachusetts 01247 USA
Circulation 6,279 in 2006[1]
Official website

The North Adams Transcript is a daily newspaper, published Monday through Saturday in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Branded as "The Voice of the Northern Berkshires Since 1843," the Transcript covers North Adams and Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesborough, New Ashford, and Williamstown, Massachusetts; and Pownal and Stamford, Vermont.[2]


In 1896, the Transcript was bought by the Hardman family; 80 years later, co-publishers (and brothers) James Jr. and Robert Hardman sold it to The Boston Globe, which turned it over to Ingersoll Publications Inc. in 1979. Then, in 1989, Ingersoll sold the paper to the American Publishing Company (later Hollinger International).[3]

The Transcript in 1975 was named the best small daily newspaper in New England.[4]

MediaNews Group, through its subsidiary Garden State Newspapers, acquired the paper from Hollinger in 1996 as part of a 10-newspaper trade involving properties from four other states. The purchase allowed MediaNews to deepen its ties to Western Massachusetts, where it had already bought The Berkshire Eagle the year before.[5]

Journalist Daniel Pearl got his start at the "Transcript" in the late 1980s before going to the Wall Street Journal in 1990.


  1. ^ MediaNews Group Paid Circulation, accessed December 9, 2006.
  2. ^ North Adams Transcript advertising rate card, accessed December 9, 2006.
  3. ^ "James Hardman Jr., Ex-Publisher, at 80." The Union-News (Springfield, Mass.), May 15, 1990.
  4. ^ "James A. Hardman Jr.; Was Editor of North Adams Daily for 33 Years." The Boston Globe, May 15, 1990.
  5. ^ "N. Adams Transcript in Newspaper Swap." The Union-News (Springfield, Mass.), April 5, 1996.

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