The Grand Rapids Press

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The Grand Rapids Press
Grand Rapids Press front page.jpg
Front page on February 18, 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s)Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc. D.B.A. Booth Newspapers, Inc.
EditorPaul Keep
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters155 Michigan Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 USA
Circulation 133,107 Daily
182,252 Sunday [1]
Sister newspapers The Lakeshore Press
OCLC number 9975013
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The Grand Rapids Press is a daily newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is the largest of the eight Booth newspapers. It is sold for $1.50 daily and $2.00 on Sunday.

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History

The Morning Press was founded by William J. Sproat and appeared on Monday, September 1, 1890. Mr. Sproat was its proprietor until November 5, 1891, when control passed to the Press Publishing company. Soon after, the controlling interest in the company was purchased by George G. Booth, who in 1892 bought the rival Grand Rapids Eagle and merged it with the Press. January 1, 1893, the Press went into the evening daily field, which it has since occupied.

This newspaper at first was published at 63 Pearl Street. Then for a number of years it occupied a building on the Grand River at the southeast end of the Pearl Street bridge. In 1906 it moved to a new home at Fulton Street and Sheldon Avenue.

The paper was published downtown at the corner of Monroe and Michigan until 2004 when the printing facility was moved to the northern suburb of Walker. The editorial and newsroom offices remain downtown. They hire aspiring journalists through an internship program.

Since October 2009, the Press' printing facility has been the printing facility for the Muskegon Chronicle . The Advance Newspapers are also printed at this facility, as is, since January 2012, the Kalamazoo Gazette . Home delivery for the Press, Chronicle and Gazette were cut back to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in 2012; on the other days in which the Grand Rapids Press is published, subscribers receive an e-edition of that day's newspaper. The print edition of each day's Press continues to be available in newsstands.

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References

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