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From AJR,   April/May 2009  issue

AJR's 2009 Count of Statehouse Reporters   

State-by-state numbers


By AJR Staff
     

AJR's 2009 survey of state government coverage found 355 newspaper staff reporters covering the state capitols full time. This is a decrease of more than 30 percent from the 524 counted in 2003, the year of AJR's most recent census. The numbers were cross-checked with about 400 reporters and editors, who gave generously of their time.

Forty-four states received a "down" arrow, indicating a net decrease in full-time reporters since our last count. Four states received a "sideways" arrow, meaning that the total number of full-time reporters is the same as it was in 2003. Two states received an "up" arrow, which indicates a net gain of reporters.

The "session help" column indicates whether a newspaper assigns an extra reporter (or more than one) to cover the legislative session. This category is used as a tie-breaker to determine a state's status if the number of full-time reporters remained the same since 2003. Reporters who dip in and out during a session are not counted in this category only those who cover the entire session. In some states, such as Pennsylvania, the legislature meets year-round, and session reporters automatically are full-time reporters. The survey counted 61 newspapers assigning extra session help, 11 fewer than the 2003 survey found.

The survey is unable to capture every nuance of state government reporting. For the sake of consistency, it is not able to tally one-half or one-fifth of a reporter's time.

However, the survey is able to tally the number of full-time watchdogs keeping their attention focused exclusively on the nation's statehouses. Comparing counts over the years has allowed AJR to document American newspapers' waning commitment to state government coverage.

AJR's previous surveys were funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts as part of AJR's Project on the State of the American Newspaper. The first statehouse census, conducted in 1998, found that a sharp decrease had occurred over a 10-year period. There were 513 reporters covering the 50 state capitols at that time. The number fluctuated slightly through the next few years. For example, there were 543 in 2000, 510 in 2002 and 524 in 2003.

The latest count was conducted this winter, when most state capitols were gearing up for or in the midst of their legislative sessions. This survey offers a snapshot of statehouse bureaus situated in a quickly changing landscape. At AJR's press time, capitol bureaus were still eliminating positions.

The survey does include papers that ceased publication, since these contribute to the loss of reporting firepower.

Jennifer Dorroh, Lindsay Gsell and Will Skowronski compiled the research for this chart.

COMPANY ABBREVIATIONS
Denotes properties owned by major newspaper groups

  • B= Belo
  • CNHI= Comm. News
  • Co = Copley
  • Cx = Cox
  • G = Gannett
  • DJ = Dow Jones
  • F = Freedom
  • Ga = Gatehouse
  • He = Hearst
  • Ho = Hollinger
  • JR = Journal Register
  • La = Landmark
  • Le = Lee
  • Mc = McClatchy
  • MG= Media General
  • MN= MediaNews
  • Mo= Morris
  • N = Newhouse
  • NY= N.Y. Times
  • O= Ogden
  • S= Scripps Howard
  • St= Stephens
  • Se= Seattle Times
  • T= Tribune
  • WP= Washington Post

KEY
The direction of state arrows was determined by comparing the number of statehouse reporters with the number in early 2003. Session help was used as a tiebreaker.

FT = Full-time reporters
Session help? = Does paper add one or more full-time staffers for legislative session?
Status = Is staffing up, down or unchanged since 2003?

ALABAMA Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Birmingham News N / 2 / Y / Down
Montgomery Advertiser G / 2 / N / Unchanged
Huntsville Times N / 1 / N / Unchanged
N.Y. Times Newspapers NY / 1 / N / Unchanged
Mobile Press-Register N / 2 / N / Unchanged
Anniston Star / 0 / N / Down
Decatur Daily / 1 / N / Unchanged

ALASKA Unchanged
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Anchorage Daily News Mc / 1 / N / Unchanged
Juneau Empire Mo / 1 / N / Unchanged
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner / 0 / Y / Unchanged

ARIZONA Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Arizona Republic (Phoenix) G / 3 / N / Down
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) Le / 1 / N / Unchanged
East Valley Tribune F / 0 / N / Down

ARKANSAS--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Stephens Media Group St / 2 / N / Down
Ark. Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock) / 3 / N / Down

CALIFORNIA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Los Angeles Times T / 7 / N / Up
San Francisco Chronicle He / 2 / N / Down
Orange County Register F / 1 / N / Down
Sacramento Bee Mc / 10 / N / Unchanged
San Diego Union-Tribune* Co / 2 / N / Unchanged
Press-Enterprise (Riverside) B / 1 / N / Unchanged
Fresno Bee Mc / 1 / N / Unchanged
Record (Stockton) / 0 / N / Down
Bakersfield Californian / 0 / N / Down
Ventura County Star S / 1 / N / Unchanged
MediaNews Newspapers** MN / 3 / N / Down
Gannett News Service G / 1 / N / Unchanged
Copley News Service Co / 0 / N / Down

*In March, Copley agreed to sell the Union-Tribune to a private equity firm.
**The 2003 count found the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and MediaNews with respectively four, one and two reporters. They now have a combined bureau. Two report for the Mercury News and one reports for the Times. The bureau as a whole reports for the rest of MediaNews' California papers.

COLORADO--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Denver Post MN / 3 / Y / Up
Rocky Mountain News (Denver)* S / 0 / N / Down
Pueblo Chieftain** / 1 / N / Unchanged
Lehman Newspapers / 0 / N / Down
Daily Camera (Boulder) S / 0 / N / Down
Gazette (Colorado Springs) F / 0 / Y / Down

*Ceased publication in February.
**The Pueblo Chieftain planned to eliminate the position after the legislative session.

CONNECTICUT--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Hartford Courant T / 2 / Y / Down
Connecticut Post (Bridgeport) MN / 1 / N / Unchanged
Stamford Advocate He / 1 / N / Unchanged
New Haven Register JR / 0 / N / Down

New York Times NY / 0 / N / Down
Journal Inquirer (Manchester) / 2 / N / Down
Record-Journal (Meriden) / 1 / N / Up
Waterbury Republican-American / 1 / N / Unchanged
Day (New London) / 1 / N / Unchanged

DELAWARE--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
News Journal (Wilmington) G / 0 / Y / Down
Delaware State News (Dover) / 1 / N / Down

FLORIDA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Miami Herald Mc/St. Petersburg Times* / 5 / Y / Down
Sun-Sentinel (Fort Laud.) T / 1 / N / Down
Tampa Tribune MG / 1 / Y / Down
Palm Beach Post Cx / 1 / N / Down
Orlando Sentinel T / 1 / N / Down
Fla. Times-Union (Jacksonville) Mo / 1 / N / Down
Daytona Beach News-Journal / 1 / N / Down
Gannett Newspapers/Tallahassee Democrat** G / 3 / N / Down
N.Y. Times Newspapers NY / 2 / N / Unchanged

*Combined bureau. The 2003 count found three full-time reporters for the Herald and five for the Times, so the net loss is three positions.
**Combined bureau. The 2003 count found three full-time reporters for Gannett Newspapers and three for the Tallahassee Democrat, so the net loss is three positions.

GEORGIA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cx / 4 / Y / Down
Morris Newspapers Mo / 1 / N / Down
Macon Telegraph Mc / 0 / Y / Down
Chatt (TN) Times-Free Press / 0 / N / Down

HAWAII--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Honolulu Advertiser G / 1 / Y / Down
Honolulu Star-Bulletin / 2 / N / Unchanged

Note: Stephens Media opened a Capitol bureau with one full-time reporter in 2006, then closed it late in 2008.

IDAHO--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Idaho Statesman (Boise) Mc / 0 / Y / Down
Lewiston Morning Tribune / 1 / N / Unchanged
Times-News (Twin Falls) Le / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Idaho State Journal (Pocatello) / 0 / N / Down
Post Register (Idaho Falls) / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Idaho Press-Tribune (Nampa) / 0 / N / Down

ILLINOIS--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Chicago Tribune T / 2 / Y / Down
Chicago Sun-Times Ho / 1 / N / Unchanged
Gatehouse Media* Ga / 3 / N / Down
Lee Enterprises Le / 2 / N / Unchanged
Daily Herald (Chicago) / 2 / N / Unchanged
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch Le / 1 / N / Unchanged
Rockford Register Star Ga / 0 / N / Down
Pantagraph (Bloomington)** Le / 0 / N / Down
Small Newspapers / 1 / N / Down
News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana) / 0 / N / Down

*Formerly a Copley Newspapers bureau.
**Pulitzer sold the paper to Lee Enterprises, whose bureau now covers state government news for the Pantagraph.

INDIANA--Down
Paper / FT / Session? / Status
Indianapolis Star G / 2 / Y / Unchanged
Evansville Courier and Press S / 1 / N / Unchanged
Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Post-Tribune (Gary) Ho / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Times of NW Indiana Le / 1 / N / Unchanged
South Bend Tribune / 0 / Y / Down
Gannett Newspapers G / 0 / N / Down
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) G / 1 / N / Unchanged

IOWA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Des Moines Register G / 3 / N / Down
Gazette (Cedar Rapids) / 1 / Y / Unchanged
Lee Enterprises Le / 2 / N / Down

KANSAS--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Wichita Eagle Mc / 1 / N / Unchanged
Kansas City (MO) Star Mc / 1 / Y / Unchanged
Topeka Capital-Journal Mo / 0 / Y / Down
Harris Newspapers / 1 / N / Down
Lawrence Journal-World / 1 / N / Unchanged

KENTUCKY--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Courier-Journal (Louisville) G / 2 / Y / Down
Lexington Herald-Leader Mc / 2 / Y / Unchanged
State Journal (Frankfort) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Kentucky Post (Covington)* S / 0 / N / Down
Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro) / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Paducah Sun / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Kentucky Enquirer** G / 0 / Y / Up
CNHI*** / 1 / N / Up

*Ceased publication since the 2003 count.
**Listed in previous charts as Cincinnati Enquirer.
***New bureau.

LOUISIANA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Times-Picayune (N. Orleans) N / 3 / Y / Down
Advocate (Baton Rouge) / 6 / N / Unchanged
Gannett Newspapers G / 1 / N / Down
Lake Charles American Press / 0 / Y / Unchanged
N.Y. Times Newspapers NY / 0 / Y / Unchanged

MAINE--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Portland Press Herald SE / 0 / Y / Down
Bangor Daily News / 1 / N / Unchanged
Sun Journal (Lewiston) / 1 / N / Down
Central Maine Newspapers SE / 1 / N / Unchanged

MARYLAND--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Sun (Baltimore) T / 2 / Y / Down
Washington (D.C.) Post WP / 2 / Y / Unchanged
Capital (Annapolis) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Washington (D.C.) Times / 1 / N / Down
Herald-Mail (Hagerstown) / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Frederick News-Post / 0 / Y / Down

MASSACHUSETTS--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Boston Globe NY / 3 / N / Down
Boston Herald / 1 / N / Down
Tel. & Gazette (Worcester) NY / 1 / N / Unchanged
Republican (Springfield)* N / 1 / N / Unchanged
Community Newspapers / 0 / N / Down
Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence) CNHI / 0 / N / Down
Gatehouse Media** Ga / 1 / N / Unchanged
Ottaway Newspapers DJ / 1 / N / Unchanged
MediaNews Newspapers MN / 1 / N / Down

*Formerly named the Springfield Union-News.
** Listed in 2003 chart as Patriot Ledger (Quincy). Gatehouse bought the Patriot Ledger in 2006.

MICHIGAN--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Detroit Free Press G / 2 / N / Unchanged
Detroit News MN / 3 / N / Unchanged
Booth Newspapers N / 1 / N / Down
Lansing State Journal G / 0 / Y / Down
Oakland Press (Pontiac) / 0 / N / Down

MINNESOTA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / 4 / Y / Down
St. Paul Pioneer Press MN / 3 / N / Down
Duluth News Tribune / 0 / N / Down
Forum Communications / 2 / N / Up
St. Cloud Times G / 0 / N / Down
Post-Bulletin (Rochester) / 1 / N / Unchanged
American Consolidated Media* / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Free Press (Mankato) CNHI / 0 / N / Down

*Formerly listed as Mesabi Daily News.

MISSISSIPPI--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Clarion-Ledger (Jackson) G / 0 / Y / Down
Commercial Dispatch (Columbus) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Sun Herald (Biloxi) Mc / 1 / N / Unchanged
N.E. Miss. Daily Journal (Tupelo) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Comm. Appeal (Memphis, TN) S / 0 / N / Down

MISSOURI--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Le / 2 / N / Up
Kansas City (MO) Star Mc / 1 / N / Down
Jefferson City News Tribune / 1 / N / Unchanged

Springfield News-Leader G / 1 / N / Unchanged
Columbia Daily Tribune / 1 / N / Unchanged
St. Joseph News-Press / 1 / N / Up
S.E. Missourian (Cape Girardeau) / 0 / N / Down

MONTANA--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Lee Enterprises Le / 3 / N / Unchanged
Great Falls Tribune G / 1 / N / Down
Bozeman Daily Chronicle / 0 / Y / Unchanged

NEBRASKA--Unchanged
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Omaha World-Herald / 3 / N / Unchanged
Lincoln Journal Star Le / 2 / N / Unchanged

NEVADA--Unchanged
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Las Vegas Review-Journal St / 1 / N / Down
Las Vegas Sun / 2 / N / Up
Reno Gazette-Journal G / 1 / Y / Up
Nevada Appeal (Carson City) / 1 / N / Unchanged

NEW HAMPSHIRE--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Concord Monitor / 1 / N / Down
Foster's Daily Democrat (Dover) / 0 / N / Down
Telegraph (Nashua) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Union Leader (Manchester) / 1 / N / Down
Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, MA) CNHI / 0 / N / Down

NEW JERSEY--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Star-Ledger (Newark)* N / 5 / N / Down
Record (Bergen County)* / 4 / N / Down
Times (Trenton) N / 0 / N / Down
Gannett Newspapers G / 2 / N / Down
Press of Atlantic City / 1 / N / Unchanged
Trentonian JR / 0 / N / Down
New York Times NY / 0 / N / Down
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer / 2 / N / Down
Gloucester Co. Times N / 1 / N / Unchanged

*The Star-Ledger and the Record were in the process of combining their bureaus at AJR's print deadline, and the numbers were in flux.

NEW MEXICO--Down
Paper/ FT/ Session help? / Status
Albuquerque Journal/ 1/ N / Down
Santa Fe New Mexican/ 2/ N / Unchanged
Albuquerque Tribune* S/ 0/ N / Down

*Ceased publication.

NEW YORK--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
New York Times NY / 3 / N / Up
Daily News (New York) / 4 / N / Up
Newsday (Long Island) / 1 / N / Down
New York Post / 2 / N / Unchanged
Buffalo News / 1 / N / Unchanged
Watertown Daily Times / 1 / N / Unchanged
Syracuse Post-Standard N / 1 / N / Unchanged
Staten Island Advance N / 0 / N / Down
Daily Gazette (Schenectady) / 0 / N / Down
Times Union (Albany) He / 3 / N / Up
Ottaway News Service DJ / 0 / N / Down
Gannett Newspapers G / 3 / N / Unchanged
Record (Troy) JR / 0 / N / Down
Post-Journal (Jamestown) O / 0 / N / Down
New York Sun* / 0 / N / Down
*Ceased publication since 2003 count.

NORTH CAROLINA--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Charlotte Observer/News & Observer (Raleigh)* Mc / 6 / N / Down
Herald-Sun (Durham) / 0 / N / Down
Fayetteville Observer / 0 / Y / Down
Wilmington Star-News NY / 0 / N / Down
Winston-Salem Journal MG / 1 / N / Down
News & Record (Greensboro) La / 1 / N / Unchanged
Freedom Newspapers F / 1 / N / Unchanged
Asheville Citizen-Times G / 1 / N / Unchanged

*Combined bureau. The 2003 count found three full-time reporters for the Charlotte Observer and four for the News & Observer, so the net loss is one position.

NORTH DAKOTA --Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Bismarck Tribune Le / 1 / N / Unchanged
Forum Communications / 1 / N / Unchanged
Grand Forks Herald* / 0 / N / Down
Minot Daily News O / 0 / N / Down

*Now gets its coverage from the Forum Communications bureau.

OHIO--Down Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Columbus Dispatch / 5 / N / Unchanged
Plain Dealer (Cleveland) N / 2 / N / Down
Cincinnati Enquirer G / 1 / N / Down
Akron Beacon Journal / 1 / N / Unchanged
Cincinnati Post* / 0 / N / Down
Dayton Daily News Cx / 2 / N / Unchanged
Dix Newspapers/Vindicator (Youngstown) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Gannett Newspapers G / 0 / N / Down
Blade (Toledo) / 1 / N / Down
Gatehouse** Ga / 0 / N / Down

*Ceased publication since 2003 count.
**Formerly the Copley Newspapers bureau.

OKLAHOMA--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Oklahoman (Okla. City) / 2 / N / Down
Tulsa World / 1 / N / Down
CNHI Newspapers CNHI / 0 / N / Down
Journal Record (Oklahoma City) / 1 / Y / Down

OREGON--Up
Paper / FT /Session help? /Status
Oregonian (Portland) N / 2 / Y / Unchanged
Register-Guard (Eugene) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Statesman Journal (Salem) G / 3 / N / Up
Capital Press (Salem) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Bulletin (Bend) / 1 / N / Unchanged

PENNSYLVANIA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Philadelphia Inquirer / 3 / N / Unchanged
Philadelphia Daily News / 1 / N / Unchanged
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / 2 / N / Up
Patriot-News (Harrisburg) N / 3 / N / Unchanged
Lancaster New Era / 1 / N / Unchanged
Morning Call (Allentown) T / 1 / N / Down
York Daily Record* MN / 0 / N / Down
Ottaway News Service DJ / 0 / N / Down
Calkins Media / 0 / N / Down
MediaNews Newspapers MN / 1 / N / Unchanged
Tribune-Review Newspapers / 1 / N / Unchanged
Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre) / 0 / N / Down

*MediaNews purchased the York Daily Record, which now gets its statehouse coverage from the MediaNews Capitol bureau.

RHODE ISLAND--Up
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Providence Journal B / 3 / N / Unchanged
Newport Daily News / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Journal Register Co.* JR / 0 / N / Down
Pawtucket Times / 1 / N / Up
*No longer has newspapers in Rhode Island.

SOUTH CAROLINA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
State (Columbia) Mc / 3 / N / Down
Post and Courier (Charleston) / 1 / N / Up
Greenville News G / 1 / N / Unchanged
Sun News (Myrtle Beach) Mc / 0 / N / Down
McClatchy Mc / 0 / N / Down
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Mc / 0 / N / Down

SOUTH DAKOTA--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls) G / 0 / N / Down
Rapid City Journal Le / 0 / N / Down

TENNESSEE--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help? /Status
Comm. Appeal (Memphis) S / 1 / N / Down
Tennessean (Nashville) G / 1 / N / Down
Knoxville News-Sentinel S / 1 / N / Unchanged
Chattanooga Times-Free Press / 1 / N / Unchanged

TEXAS--Down
Paper / FT/ Session help?/ Status
Dallas Morning News B / 4 / N / Down
Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News* He / 6 / Y / Down
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Mc / 1 / N / Down
Austin American-Statesman Cx / 5 / N / Down
El Paso Times MN / 1 / N / Unchanged
Scripps Howard Newspapers S / 0 / N / Down
Valley Freedom Newspapers F / 0 / N / Down
Morris Newspapers Mo / 1 / N / Up

*Combined bureau. In 2003, the Chronicle had five reporters and the Express-News had three, so there is a net loss of two reporters.

UTAH--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Salt Lake Tribune MN / 3 / Y / Up
Deseret News (Salt Lake City) / 2 / Y / Unchanged
Ogden Standard-Examiner / 0 / Y / Down
Daily Herald (Provo) Le / 0 / Y / Unchanged

VERMONT--Unchanged
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Burlington Free Press / 2 / N / Unchanged
Vermont Press Bureau* / 3 / N / Unchanged

*Vermont Press Bureau provides coverage for the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus.

VIRGINIA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Richmond Times-Dispatch MG / 4 / N / Down
Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) La / 2 / Y / Up
Washington (D.C.) Post WP / 2 / Y / Unchanged
Roanoke Times La / 1 / Y / Unchanged
Washington (D.C.) Times / 1 / N / Unchanged
Daily Press (Newport News) T / 0 / Y / Down
The Northern Va. Daily (Strasburg) / 1 / N / Up
Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Daily Progress (Charlottesville) MG / 0 / Y / Unchanged
News & Advance (Lynchburg) MG / 0 / Y / Down
Potomac News & Messenger (Woodbridge) MG / 0 / Y / Unchanged
Danville Register & Bee MG / 0 / N / Down

WASHINGTON--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Seattle Times Se / 1 / Y / Down
Seattle Post-Intelligencer* He / 1 / N / Down
Olympian (Olympia) Mc / 2 / N / Unchanged
News Tribune (Tacoma) Mc / 1 / N / Down
Spokesman-Review (Spokane) / 1 / N / Unchanged
Columbian (Vancouver) / 0 / Y / Down
Herald (Everett) WP / 1 / N / Up
Tri-City Herald (Kennewick) Mc / 0 / Y / Unchanged

*Became online-only in March.

WEST VIRGINIA--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Charleston Daily Mail MN / 2 / N / Unchanged
Charleston Gazette / 1 / Y / Down
Reg.-Herald (Beckley) CNHI / 1 / N / Up
Dominion Post (Morgantown) / 0 / N / Down

WISCONSIN--Down Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / 3 / N / Unchanged
Capital Times (Madison)* Le / 1 / N / Down
Wisc. State Jnl. (Madison)* Le / 2 / N / Unchanged
Lee Enterprises Le / 0 / N / Down
Post-Crescent (Appleton) G / 1 / N / Unchanged
Green Bay Press-Gazette** G / 0 / N / Down

*Lee owns half of Capital Newspapers, which owns the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital Times. The Capital Times became online-only in 2008.
**The Green Bay Press-Gazette shares a reporter with its sister paper, the Post-Crescent.

WYOMING--Down
Paper / FT / Session help? / Status
Star-Tribune (Casper) Le / 2 / N / Down
Wyom. Trib-Eagle (Cheyenne) / 1 / Y / Unchanged