The Evansville Courier & Press has seen many changes throughout its history. The first newspaper was published In January 1845, by Evansville attorney William Newton. It was a four-page weekly called The Evansville Courier. During its first 18 years, The Courier went through almost as many names as owners: the Democrat, the Advertiser, the Republican, the Times, the Gazette and the Dispatch. In 1853, Captain John B. Hall purchased the newspaper and began daily publication as The Daily Enquirer. In January, 1865, the newspaper was renamed to The Courier. The Courier was sold to community leaders, Howard Roosa, Henry Murphy and Percy Carroll in 1897, and the trio moved the newspaper offices to 125 Main Street five years later. In 1906, the newspaper hired its first photographer, William Deeds, and cartoonist Karl Kae Knecht. In 1920 the newspaper was sold to publisher Henry Marshall. He then sold the paper to Benjamin Bosse, who purchased it with help from investor C.B. Enlow in 1921. Bosse died in 1922, and his widow, Anna, took over the operation of the newspaper. In 1923 The Courier bought out its oldest rival publication, The Journal. In 1937 the Ohio River flood put The Courier printing press out of commission, and the evening Press located at Second and Vine Streets agreed to temporarily print The Courier. That resulted in the formation of a Joint Operating Agreement, which consolidated all business functions of both newspapers plus a separate Sunday edition into the Evansville Printing Corporation in 1939. This was one of the first Joint Operating Agreements in the country. That same year, Ed J. Fehn acquired majority interest of The Courier. In 1952, Robert Enlow acquired a majority of the newspaper’s stock. After his death in 1968, control of the newspaper fell into the hands of a trust, headed by Enlow’s widow, Rosanna, and later Fred Reichmann. In October 1986, Scripps Howard, owner of the Evansville Press, purchased the Evansville Courier and sold the Evansville Press to Hartmann Publications. The Joint Operating Agreement continued and the Evansville Printing Corporation was dissolved. The Sunday Courier & Press became the Sunday Courier. The Courier and The Press moved into new offices located on Walnut Street in January 1990. Both newspapers began to be printed on state of the art flexo units. Today, the Evansville Courier & Press continues to be one of only 13 newspaper flexo operations left in the country, using water based inks that don’t rub off on readers’ hands. The newspaper has received numerous national and international flexo print quality awards over the years. In 1999 the Joint Operating Agreement was dissolved between the Evansville Courier and the Evansville Press. The Evansville Courier purchased the naming rights to the Evansville Press, which published its last edition on December 31, 1998. The Evansville Courier was renamed the Evansville Courier & Press. In (year), the Evansville Courier & Press purchased The Gleaner in Henderson, KY, a six-day newspaper publishing Tuesday through Sunday; the Union County Advocate, a weekly newspaper in Morganfield, KY; and Audubon Printing, a commercial printing facility housed in The Gleaner’s offices. Today, Audubon Printing has a didde press, which provides high-quality process color printing ideal for glossy inserts, brochures, annual reports and magazines. On April 1, 2015, Journal Media Group becomes the parent owner of the Evansville Courier & Press; a result of a merger between the Scripps newspaper division and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. On April 1, 2016, Gannett purchased the Journal Media Group and the Evansville Courier & Press became a part of the USA Today Network. In addition to our three newspapers, the Evansville Courier & Press publishes the Evansville Business Journal (EBJ), a monthly business publication; Henderson Business Magazine, a quarterly publication; the annual Wedding & Prom magazine, Discover Entertainment Guide, and more than 30 special sections throughout the year. By the time our newspaper hits doorsteps, we’ve engaged with readers and told stories in real time on our websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and through our apps, with video, podcasts, data bases, sound clouds and photo galleries. Our websites reach (latest stats). The Evansville Courier & Press has received three Blue Ribbon Awards as Indiana’s top newspaper, along with state and national honors for photography, writing, reporting, design and community service. In addition to providing our community with award-winning news, the Evansville Courier & Press produces six signature events throughout the year, including the Home Show, Wedding & Prom Expo, 20 Under 40 Awards, Star Students, Health Care Heroes, and the Tri-State Spelling Bee.
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