Pacific Daily News
The Pacific Daily News, formerly Guam Daily News, is a morning-edition newspaper based in Hagåtña, Guam
Hagåtña, Guam
Hagåtña , formerly English Agana and in Spanish Agaña, is the capital of the United States island territory of Guam. It is the island's second smallest village in both area and population. From the 18th through mid 20th century, it was Guam's population center...

. It is owned by Gannett Corporation and is published seven days a week. Joseph Flores
Joseph Flores (Guamanian politician)
Joseph F. Flores was the sixth civilian appointed Governor of Guam, and was the first Chamorro to hold the office. He also founded the island's first locally owned newspaper, the Guam Daily News , which was the only local newspaper until 1966...

, later the Governor of Guam, founded the newspaper.

The PDN (as nicknamed by the locals) offers readers a chance to catch up on the latest local headlines and stories covering Guam
Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United...

, Micronesia
Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It is distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east. The Philippines lie to the west, and Indonesia to the southwest....

 and the Pacific Rim region, along with breaking news from the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

and the world. Most of what the PDN covers usually involves political matters and issues affecting those living on Guam.

In addition, the PDN also features a weekly entertainment section called "GuamPika", which is geared towards visitors to the island. This feature is published every Friday.

As the only daily newspaper in the Micronesia region, the PDN is flown by air to all major islands across the region.

Sister publications

The PDN publishes these spinoff weeklies, geared towards military personnel:
  • The Navigator - Which focuses on the Naval community
  • The Pacific Edge - Serving the Air Force community

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