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Pittsburgh Post Gazette

January 24, 2011 by USA Post 

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Here is the intro short on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, via wikipedia and ineternet sources, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the “PG”, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The paper began publication July 29, 1786, with the encouragement of Hugh Henry Brackenridge as a four-page weekly, initially called “The Gazette”. It was the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains. The editors were Joseph Hall and John Scull. The paper focused on the beginning of the nation, and one of his first major articles, published the newly adopted Constitution the United States.

In 1828 the paper was sold to Morgan Neville, and briefly changed its name to Pittsburgh Gazette and Manufacturing and Mercantile Advertiser. In 1829, Neville sold the paper to David McClean, who returns to the old title.

In 1844 the paper became a morning newspaper every day. Although the editorial line at the time was conservative, the paper has been credited with helping to organize a local chapter of the new Republican Party, and contribute to the election of Abraham Lincoln. The document was one of the first to suggest tensions between North and South in the war would erupt.

After a consolidation of documents in 1866, the paper was again renamed and was then known as the Gazette of Commerce.

In 1900, George T. Oliver acquired the paper; it merged with another paper (The Times of Pittsburgh) and formed a new newspaper, The Gazette Times. After several mergers over newspapers in Pittsburgh, including dispatch, publisher Paul Block bought the paper in 1927 and became the Post-Gazette.

In 1960, Pittsburgh had three daily newspapers: the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph. The Post-Gazette, bought the Sun-Telegraph (which had bought the old Chronicle-Telegraph), and moves into the premises of the Sun-Telegraph, Grant Street.

The Post-Gazette tried to publish a Sunday newspaper in competition with the media Sunday, but it was not profitable, increased costs in general have been difficult bottom line of the company. In November 1961, the Post-Gazette has an agreement with the Pittsburgh Press Company to combine their production and advertising sales operations. The Post-Gazette, owned and operated its own news and editorial, but production and distribution of paper was treated with the greatest press office. This agreement remained in place for over 30 years.

On May 17, 1994, a strike by workers of the press stops the press publishing; the Joint Operating Agreement means that the Post-Gazette has also ceased to publish. During the strike, the company sold the Scripps Howard news to family building, the owners of the Post-Gazette. The blocks do not start printing press, and when the labor issue has been resolved and resumed publication of the Post-Gazette became the city’s main paper, as the masthead full Pittsburgh Post- Gazette Sun-Telegraph/The Pittsburgh Press.

Property Block did not seize this opportunity to address labor costs, which led to the sale of the press.

The Post-Gazette won Pulitzers in 1938, 1986, 1987 and 1998. It is generally accepted that the document would have won a Pulitzer Prize in 1964, but chose not to run the iconic photo YA Tittle as one of his staff took in Pitt Stadium.

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