Timeline of newspapers in Birmingham

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This is a Timeline of newspapers in Birmingham, covering the founding, merging, and dissolution of newspapers in the Birmingham District.

19th Century

1845

1847

  • The Jones Valley Times ceased publication.

1849

1850

1853

  • Tuscaloosa merchant John Cantley established the Elyton Herald.

1869

1871

1873

1874

1876

1881

1883

1884

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1895

1896

1898

1899

20th Century

1902

1903

1904

1906

1907

1909

1910

1913

1918

1920

1921

1927

1928

1929

  • The Shades Valley Times ceased publication.
  • The Homewood Herald began publication.

1934

1944

1945

1946

1950

  • May 15: The Age-Herald was sold to Scripps-Howard, publishers of the Post. The two papers merged to become the Birmingham Post-Herald. The new paper had a joint operating agreement with Hanson's News such that circulation, advertising and printing were provided by The Birmingham News Company. The Post-Herald was published Monday through Saturday mornings while the News was published in the evenings and Sunday. Publication of the joint Birmingham News Age-Herald edition on Sundays is ceased.

1951

1955

  • Newhouse purchased The Birmingham News, but Hanson continued as publisher.

1964

1970

1973

1974

1975

1977

1978

  • Bozart alternative newspaper was founded.

1979

  • Bozart alternative newspaper folded.

1983

1984

1985

1987

1988

1989

1990

1992

1996

  • August 5: Under the latest extension of their joint operating agreement, the Post-Herald and News switched their morning/evening publication times.

1997

1998

21st Century

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

  • March: The Western Tribune ceased publication.

2011

2012

  • The North Jefferson News changed back from semi-weekly publication to weekly.
  • October 1: The Birmingham News cut publication from daily to three days a week.

2016

2017

  • July 13: Weld ceased publication of its weekly paper.

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