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The Akron Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
is a morning newspaper in Akron, Ohio, United States, and published by Black Press. It is the sole daily newspaper in Akron and is distributed throughout Northeast Ohio. The paper places a strong emphasis on local news and business. Industries historically tied to the area are also well-covered, such as rubber and tire production. History[edit] The paper was founded when the Summit Beacon and Akron Evening Journal merged in 1897. The Summit Beacon had been published since 1839 and the Akron Evening Journal had since 1897. In 1903 the Beacon Journal was purchased by Charles Landon Knight. His son John S. Knight inherited the paper, in 1933, on Charles' death. The Beacon Journal under Knight was the original and flagship newspaper of Knight Newspaper
Newspaper
Company, later called Knight Ridder. Mark Cohen became publisher in the Fall of 2013 following interim publisher Mark Ficarra. Cohen replaced Andrea Mathewson, who replaced Ed Moss. The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
bought Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
in June 2006 with intentions of selling 12 Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
newspapers. On August 2, 2006, McClatchy sold the Beacon Journal to Black Press, a Canadian company that owns over 100 newspapers, mainly weekly publications in British Columbia and Washington. The Beacon Journal is Black's only Eastern U.S. property and is the largest newspaper in the chain, which also includes the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
and The San Francisco Examiner. On November 11, 2013, the Akron Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
printed its last paper in-house in favor of printing at The Repository in Canton, Ohio. The edition for November 12, 2013 was the first Akron Beacon Journal printed at The Repository.

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Sheldon Ocker, who covered the Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
for the Beacon Journal, was named the 2018 winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award.[2][3] References[edit]

^ Audit Bureau of Circulations e-Circ data for the six months ending September 30, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/12/12/sheldon-ocker-wins-hall-of-fames-spink-award/108533076/ ^ http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21747632/sheldon-ocker-wins-hall-fame-jg-taylor-spink-award

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Official website McClatchy to Sell the Akron Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
to Black Press
Black Press
Ltd. (news release) Knight Ridder
Knight Ridder
sale wins approval

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Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting
(1985–2000)

Thomas Turcol (1985) Edna Buchanan (1986) Akron Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
(1987) Alabama Journal/Lawrence Eagle-Tribune (1988) Louisville Courier-Journal (1989) San Jose Mercury News
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(1990) Miami Herald
Miami Herald
(1991) Newsday
Newsday
(1992) Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
(1993) New York Times (1994) Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
(1995) Robert D. McFadden (1996) Newsday
Newsday
(1997) Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
(1998) Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant
(1999) Denver Post (2000)

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* From 1985 to 1990: Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting; From 1991 to 1997: Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting; From 1998 to present: Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

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Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
(1976–2000)

Anchorage Daily News (1976) Lufkin Daily News (1977) Philadelphia Inquirer (1978) Point Reyes Light (1979) Gannett News Service (1980) Charlotte Observer (1981) Detroit News (1982) Jackson Clarion-Ledger (1983) Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
(1984) Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
(1985) Denver Post (1986) Pittsburgh Press
Pittsburgh Press
(1987) Charlotte Observer (1988) Anchorage Daily News (1989) Washington Daily News / Philadelphia Inquirer (1990) Des Moines Register (1991) Sacramento Bee (1992) Miami Herald
Miami Herald
(1993) Akron Beacon Journal
Akron Beacon Journal
(1994) Virgin Islands Daily News (1995) News & Observer (1996) New Orleans Times-Picayune (1997) Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks Herald
(1998) Washington Post (1999) Washington Post (2000)

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