Media Outlet: Daily Herald
Type: Daily Newspaper (Broadsheet)
Location: Chicago (Arlington Heights), Illinois, United States
News Network Affiliation: None
Former Affiliation(s): None
Owner: Daily Herald Media Group
Chicago has a lot going on for itself these days. Between high-profile athletics and a cultural landscape that can take a lifetime to discover, 708’ers and surrounding residents are in an urban paradise. The city boasts one of the richest and healthiest economies in the country and one of the most amazing skylines, and let’s not mention the view along Lake Michigan.
Like most metropolitan cities, the many narratives are what make it attractive, even interesting to the public, and the same is the case for Chicago. For over 145 years, the Daily Herald has been the go-to source on what’s happening in the Chicago area. The paper’s coverage area includes the north, northwestern, and western suburbs of Chicago and topics include both national and international news.
Even in the very competitive business of delivering the news, The Daily Herald has managed to capture the attention of suburban Chicago, as it is the third-largest paper in the city. Building most of its momentum in the late 1960s, the paper has managed to stay in step with changing tastes and technologies. Today, consumers can simply subscribe and get their daily paper dropped off circa earlier eras or catch up on the day’s news online at dailyherald.com.
Initially, the paper catered to the interests of the business community when it opened up in the early 1870s as the Cook County Herald. A former teacher purchased the paper in 1889 for a mere $175 keeping the motto “To fear God, make money and tell the truth.” Just ten years later in 1898, Hosea Paddock purchased the Palatine Enterprise and this is the date when the paper officially became the Daily Herald.
When his children took the paper over in 1926, they changed its name to the Arlington Heights Herald and ran it as a weekly publication. As Cook County grew after WWII, its circulation grew to support being a tri-weekly in 1967. In 1968, the paper saw a surge in readership and published the paper five days a week.
The next few years can only be described as the paper being involved in a circulation war with another paper, which was one of the reasons the paper published more frequently. The paper also removed “Arlington Heights” from the masthead and merged with other publications, expanding its circulation, adding Saturday to its publishing schedule in 1975, and adding Sunday in 1977. The paper would not officially become the Daily Herald until 1977.
The paper’s longevity is in part due to its ability to successfully re-invent itself. In this incarnation, the paper’s motto is “Big picture. Local focus,” and this slogan really has worked to the paper’s advantage. The paper actually gives readers great coverage on national and international news without skimping on local flavor.
Today, the Daily Herald has plugged itself into DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties, making itself an even greater presence in the Chicago area. Get your business in the Daily Herald by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with the Daily Herald and/or with their content syndication partner(s).
About the Daily Herald. (2019). Daily Herald. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.dailyherald.com/article/99999999/services/100929980/.
Constable, B. (2019). The newspaper legacy the Paddocks leave: Fearing God, telling the truth, making money. Daily Herald. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181216/the-newspaper-legacy-the-paddocks-leave-fearing-god-telling-the-truth-making-money.
Feder, R. (2015, September 7). Daily Herald lets Tribune do the driving. Robert Feder. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.robertfeder.com/2015/09/07/daily-herald-lets-tribune-do-the-driving/.