News-Times (Newport)
The News-Times is a bi-weekly newspaper published in Newport, Oregon
Newport, Oregon
Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868...

, United States. It was established in 1882 and is owned by the News Media Corporation
News Media Corporation
The News Media Corporation is a newspaper corporation that was founded in 1975 by John C. Tompkins. They operate with 76 different newspaper titles in 9 states over the United States...

. The News-Times is published on Wednesdays and Fridays has a circulation of 6,842 . It is the newspaper of record
Newspaper of record
Newspaper of record is a term that may refer either to any publicly available newspaper that has been authorized by a government to publish public or legal notices , or any major newspaper that has a large circulation and whose editorial and news-gathering functions are considered professional and...

 for Lincoln County
Lincoln County, Oregon
-National protected areas:*Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge *Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge*Siuslaw National Forest -Demographics:...



At least 20 different newspapers have been published in the Lincoln County area. The county's first newspaper was the Yaquina Post, established in 1882 and published in Yaquina City by Collins Van Cleve. In 1889, Van Cleve was also publishing the Scio Press
Scio, Oregon
Scio is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 838 at the 2010 census.-Geography:According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.-History:...

 out of Yaquina City. Various newspapers started and closed until 1893, when, in the same year Lincoln County was officially established from part of Benton County
Benton County, Oregon
-National protected areas:*Siuslaw National Forest *William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 78,153 people, 30,145 households, and 18,237 families residing in the county. The population density was 116 people per square mile . There were 31,980...

, two newspapers were started: the Yaquina Bay News out of Newport, and the Lincoln County Leader out of Toledo
Toledo, Oregon
Toledo is a city located on the Yaquina River and along U.S. Route 20 in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,472...

. The Yaquina Bay News became known as the Newport News by the 1960s, after many ownership and name changes and mergers. At this time the Newport News bought out the Lincoln County Times of Waldport
Waldport, Oregon
Waldport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. The population was 2,050 at the 2000 census. The city is located on the Alsea River and Alsea Bay, south of Newport and north of Yachats.-Geography:...

, the two names were combined to form the News-Times. The News-Times bought the Lincoln County Leader about a year later.

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.