The Post-Star is a twenty-nine-thousand circulation, daily newspaper that publishes 364 days a year. We also have created an innovative website (poststar.com). We have been in business since 1895 and we are owned by Lee Enterprises Inc., a publicly held newspaper corporation with headquarters in Davenport, Iowa.
Our operation is a twenty-four-hour-a-day operation. While we do have many employees working during the daytime hours, the papers are put together in the evening, and go to press at midnight. Much of the information on the website is also updated in the evening.
As the dominant news source in the Adirondack region of New York, we distribute our products as far north as Lake Placid and Ticonderoga, and south to Troy. We reach Vermont to the East and West of Glens Falls to the Great Sacandaga Lake.
Did you know...
The Post-Star was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 2009 with Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney receiving the honors. It was the first Pulitzer Prize won by a Lee newspaper.
We have been named "Newspaper of Distinction" (the top honor) by the New York State Associated Press Association in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010. The Post-Star also finished in second place in 2011 in General Excellence in the Suburban Newspaper Association's Newspaper of the Year contest while Will Doolittle was named SNA's Journalist of the Year.
We have been honored by MADD, the National Headliners Association, the Associated Press Sports Editors, The Associated Press Managing Editors Association and the American Society of Newspaper Editors for our coverage of poverty, teen drinking, mental health issues, editorial writing and our 9/11 coverage. Statewide, the Associated Press judges regularly finds the work of our reporters, photographers and designers insightful, important and easy to understand. For most of the past 10 years, The Post-Star has won more awards in the 25,000-50,000 circulation category than any other newspaper.
In 1996, 1997, and 1998, we were judged as the best newspaper in the northeast in our circulation category with respect to print quality. We were also one of the first five newspapers in the United States to paginate their newspaper.
We continue to lead the industry in terms of technical advances in newspaper layout, design, and production. Most recently, The Post-Star was selected from among the 56 daily newspapers and more than 300 other publications of Lee Enterprises as 2007 Enterprise of the Year.