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USA Lee Enterprises Follows News Corp Cancelling Comic Strips from their Newspapers


On the back of Australian News Corp media dropping King Features comic strips in their newspapers around the country, we can also announce that an American media company Lee Enterprises has made the same decision. From what we understand Lee Enterprises has 77 newspapers in their control.


For two large media companies to make the same decision inside a short period of time may worry some.



There has been an online petition started on change.org regarding the News Corp decision. You can sign here.


At the time of writing - 3,500+ has signed. The official line from several sources when asked about this decision has been that no one reads the comics and more people want the puzzles instead. I will let you decide if you believe that or not.

On the back of News Corp, the King Features comic archive website has started advertising their platform because of the situation. A screenshot of the advert is attached here.


The list of the 77 newspapers for Lee Enterprises are:


ALABAMA

  • Dothan Eagle

  • Dothan • dothaneagle.com

  • Opelika-Auburn News

  • Opelika • oanow.com


ARIZONA

  • Arizona Daily Sun

  • Flagstaff • azdailysun.com

  • Arizona Daily Star

  • Tucson • tucson.com


CALIFORNIA

  • Napa Valley Publishing

  • Napa • napavalleyregister.com


IDAHO / NEVADA

  • Elko Daily Free Press

  • Elko • elkodaily.com

  • Times-News

  • Twin Falls • magicvalley.com


ILLINOIS

  • Herald and Review

  • Decatur • herald-review.com

  • Journal Gazette/Times-Courier

  • Mattoon • jg-tc.com

  • The Pantagraph

  • Bloomington • pantagraph.com

  • Moline Dispatch & Rock Island Argus

  • Moline • qconline.com

  • The Southern Illinoisan

  • Carbondale • thesouthern.com


INDIANA

  • The Times

  • Munster • nwitimes.com


IOWA

  • Clarinda Herald-Journal

  • Clarinda • clarindaherald.com

  • Denison Bulletin and Review

  • Denison • dbrnews.com

  • Globe Gazette

  • Mason City • globegazette.com

  • Logan Herald-Observer/Woodbine Twiner

  • Woodbine • loganwoodbine.com

  • The Muscatine Journal

  • Muscatine • muscatinejournal.com

  • The Daily Nonpareil

  • Council Bluffs • nonpareilonline.com

  • The Quad-City Times

  • Davenport • qctimes.com

  • Sioux City Journal

  • Sioux City • siouxcityjournal.com

  • Shenandoah Valley News

  • Shenandoah • valleynewstoday.com

  • The Courier

  • Waterloo • wcfcourier.com


MINNESOTA

  • Winona Daily News

  • Winona • winonadailynews.com


MISSOURI

  • Daily Journal

  • Park Hills • dailyjournalonline.com

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • St. Louis • stltoday.com


MONTANA

  • Billings Gazette

  • Billings • billingsgazette.com

  • Independent Record

  • Helena • helenair.com

  • Missoulian

  • Missoula • missoulian.com

  • The Montana Standard

  • Butte • mtstandard.com

  • Ravalli Republic

  • Hamilton • ravallirepublic.com


NORTH CAROLINA

  • Greensboro News and Record

  • Greensboro • greensboro.com

  • Hickory Daily Record

  • Hickory • hickoryrecord.com

  • Independent Tribune

  • Concord • independenttribune.com

  • Winston-Salem Journal

  • Winston-Salem • journalnow.com

  • McDowell News

  • Marion • mcdowellnews.com

  • Mooresville Tribune

  • Mooresville • mooresvilletribune.com

  • News Herald

  • Morganton • morganton.com

  • Statesville Record and Landmark

  • Statesville • statesville.com


NORTH DAKOTA

  • The Bismarck Tribune

  • Bismarck • bismarcktribune.com


NEBRASKA

  • The Beatrice Daily Sun

  • Beatrice • beatricedailysun.com

  • The Columbus Telegram

  • Columbus • columbustelegram.com

  • Fremont Tribune

  • Fremont • fremonttribune.com

  • The Lincoln Journal Star

  • Lincoln • journalstar.com

  • Kearney Hub

  • Kearney • kearneyhub.com

  • Lexington Clipper-Herald

  • Lexington • lexch.com

  • North Platte Telegraph

  • North Platte • nptelegraph.com

  • Omaha World-Herald

  • Omaha • omaha.com

  • Scottsbluff Star-Herald

  • Scottsbluff • starherald.com

  • Grand Island Independent

  • Grand Island • theindependent.com

  • Wahoo Ashland Waverly

  • Wahoo • wahoo-ashland-waverly.com

  • York News Times

  • York • yorknewstimes.com


NEW JERSEY

  • Atlantic City Weekly

  • Pleasantville • atlanticcityweekly.com

  • Press of Atlantic City

  • Pleasantville • pressofatlanticcity.com


NEW YORK

  • The Citizen

  • Auburn • auburnpub.com

  • The Buffalo News

  • Buffalo • buffalonews.com

  • The Post-Star

  • Glens Falls • poststar.com


OKLAHOMA

  • Tulsa World

  • Tulsa • tulsaworld.com


OREGON

  • Democrat-Herald

  • Albany • democratherald.com

  • Gazette-Times

  • Corvallis • gazettetimes.com

  • Lebanon Express

  • Lebanon • lebanon-express.com


PENNSYLVANIA

  • The Sentinel

  • Carlisle • cumberlink.com


SOUTH CAROLINA

  • SCNOW

  • Florence • scnow.com

  • The Times and Democrat

  • Orangeburg • thetandd.com

  • SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Rapid City Journal

  • Rapid City • rapidcityjournal.com


TEXAS

  • My Aggie Nation

  • Bryan • myaggienation.com

  • Bryan-College Station Eagle

  • Bryan • theeagle.com

  • Waco Tribune-Herald

  • Waco • wacotrib.com


VIRGINIA

  • The Daily Progress

  • Charlottesville • dailyprogress.com

  • Fredericksburg Free Lance Star

  • Fredericksburg • fredericksburg.com

  • Danville Register Bee/Go Dan River

  • Danville • godanriver.com

  • Bristol Herald Courier - Tricities

  • Bristol • heraldcourier.com

  • Martinsville Bulletin

  • Martinsville • martinsvillebulletin.com

  • Lynchburg News and Advance

  • Lynchburg • newsadvance.com

  • The News Virginian

  • Waynesboro • newsvirginian.com

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • Richmond • richmond.com

  • Roanoke Times

  • Roanoke • roanoke.com

  • Smith Mountain Lake

  • Hardy • smithmountainlake.com

  • Culpeper Star-Exponent

  • Culpeper • starexponent.com

  • SWVA Today

  • Wytheville • swvatoday.com

  • Franklin News Post

  • Rocky Mount • thefranklinnewspost.com


WASHINGTON

  • The Daily News

  • Longview • tdn.com


WISCONSIN

  • The Chippewa Herald

  • Chippewa Falls • chippewa.com

  • The Journal Times

  • Racine • journaltimes.com

  • Kenosha News

  • Kenosha • kenoshanews.com

  • La Crosse Tribune

  • La Crosse • lacrossetribune.com

  • Lake Geneva Regional News

  • Lake Geneva • lakegenevanews.net

  • Madison.com

  • Madison • madison.com


WYOMING

  • The Casper Journal

  • Casper • casperjournal.com

  • Casper Star Tribune

  • Casper • trib.com

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