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The Albany Herald

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The Albany Herald
The entrance to the former offices of the Albany Herald as seen from the intersection of Pine Avenue and Washington Street in Downtown Albany.
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Southern Community Newspapers, Inc.
PublisherScot Morrissey
EditorCarlton Fletcher
Sports editorRon Seibel
Headquarters306 W Broad Ave.
Albany, Georgia, U.S.[1]
Sister newspapersClayton News Daily
Gwinnett Daily Post
Henry Daily Herald
Jackson Progress-Argus
Newton Citizen
Rockdale Citizen
OCLC number12531100

The Albany Herald is the daily newspaper for metro Albany in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is distributed in metro Albany and in southwest Georgia.[2] The newspaper was founded in 1891. Circulation is 21,701 on weekdays and 24,820 on Sundays.[year missing][3] Offices for the paper were previously housed in the historic Rosenberg Brothers Department Store in downtown Albany.


The Herald Publishing Company, a company founded in 1897, was purchased by James H. Gray in 1946 after he returned from World War II. The Albany Herald would become the flagship newspaper of Gray Communication Systems (now Gray Television).[4]

In 1993, The Herald converted to a morning publication to serve better the needs of southwest Georgia.[4]

In 2005 Gray's newspaper holdings were spun off into a separate company which was named Triple Crown Media.[5] Triple Crown Media changed its name to Southern Community Newspapers Incorporated in 2010.[6]

The Herald announced in October 2012 that it would cease its printing operation in Albany and cut 26 jobs. The paper is printed by Gannett Company at the Tallahassee Democrat.[7]

In May 2017, The Herald switched to a paid subscription website. Full access to The Herald's website is free with the paid subscription to the print newspaper.[8]

The Herald introduced a new weekend edition in October 2017 which is delivered Sunday mornings. The new edition combines the Saturday and Sunday papers, and include more pages, new features and additional color comics.[9]

In March 2018, Scot Morrissey was named the new publisher of The Herald. Morrissey was previously the publisher of the Athens Banner-Herald for nearly 10 years.[10]

After more than three decades in the historic Rosenberg Brothers Department Store building, the paper moved to a smaller office on W Broad Ave. December 2019.[1] The building, and several adjacent buildings, were sold to the city of Albany for $850,000 in April 2019.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Albany Herald prepares for 'in-the-neighborhood' move". The Albany Herald. Archived from the original on March 28, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "About Us". Albany Herald.
  3. ^ Newspapers, Cliff Whitt Nationwide. "Albany Georgia's Albany Herald Daily Newspaper - Display Advertising Rates". Nationwide Newspapers Advertising.
  4. ^ a b "Gray TV's History".
  5. ^ "Atlanta-based TV-station operator to spin off newsletter, wireless units". Atlanta Journal-Constitution via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 4 August 2005. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  6. ^ "Daily Post's parent company changes name". Gwinnett Daily Post. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  7. ^ "Albany Herald to be printed on Florida press". WALB. Retrieved 2018-06-16.
  8. ^ "Albany Herald print subscribers can register for site use Monday". The Albany Herald. Retrieved 2018-06-16. (subscription required)
  9. ^ "New Herald Weekend launches Oct. 1". The Albany Herald. Retrieved 2018-06-16. (subscription required)
  10. ^ "Morrissey named publisher of Albany Herald". The Albany Herald. Retrieved 2018-06-16. (subscription required)
  11. ^ "City purchases Albany Herald building". WFXL Fox 31. Archived from the original on March 28, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
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