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The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News

Media Outlet: The Buffalo News
Founded: 1880
Aliases: None
Type: Daily Newspaper (Broadsheet)
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Channel(s): None
News Network Affiliation: None
Former Affiliation(s): WBEN, WYRK, WTSS
Owner: Berkshire Hathaway

About The Buffalo News

Established as the Buffalo-Niagara gateway in Western New York, Buffalo transformed itself into a thriving city in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, while industrialization and manufacturing are no longer the sole means of industry for the city, Buffalo is a city supporting itself through a diverse array of industries. Furthermore, like many larger cities in New York, Buffalo is home to wide range of identities and with diverse tastes. Buffalo is indeed made of the stuff that makes great cities, including a media that plugs its residents into its political, cultural, and historical events.

The Buffalo News, especially, has watched the city grow in might and influence since its founding in 1880. The newspaper has one of the largest circulations in New York outside of New York City, and with three editions and an online format that can be found at, residents in Buffalo and its surrounding areas are tuned into the city’s happenings. Currently, the paper publishes seven days a week reaching close to 400,000 readers spanning eight counties.

The Buffalo News History

The paper was initially started by Edward Hubert Butler in 1873 with only a Sunday edition. Seven years later in 1880, the paper began publishing daily editions and selling them for just a mere cent. By the early part of the 20th century, the paper began publishing Monday through Saturday in response to increasing demand.

For the better part of the 20th century until 1977, the paper was called The Buffalo Evening News, which happened as a result of an agreement between a competing paper and The News. Essentially, The Buffalo Evening news agreed to publish only in the evening, and on the weekend, only publish papers on Saturday.

The paper achieved a few milestones in its tenure as The Buffalo Evening News. In 1945, the station built a television station and owned WBEN, WYRK, and WTSS. Two of the four Pulitzers that the newspaper won were before 1977 with the other two being won after the paper’s sale to Berkshire Hathaway.

After the purchase I n 1977, the paper published seven days a week including Saturday and Sunday morning additions. With the closure of the competing paper in 1982, the paper changed its name to The Buffalo News and printed morning and evening editions until 2006 when it only printed one paper a day. Today, while the format has changed, The Buffalo News provides residents in both New York and Pennsylvania with up-to-date news coverage.

The Buffalo News is, and has been, a credible source of news and events in the Buffalo area for years. Get your business in The Buffalo News by sending a press release. PR Distribution is partnered with The Buffalo News and/or with their content syndication partner(s).


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