This company brings the world of news to the Great Plains. Omaha World-Herald Company publishes a number of daily newspapers. It flagship
(Nebraska) boasts a circulation of more than 160,000. Its other papers include the
Grand Island Independent
(Nebraska). In addition, Omaha World-Herald Company operates more than 20 non-daily community papers, online local news sites, and direct marketing unit
. The Omaha World-Herald Company was acquired by billionaire Warren Buffett's investment firm,
The company publishes papers in Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas.
Declining ad revenue forced Omaha World-Herald into a variety of cost cutting measures, such as staff reductions at some of its publications. The company also shuttered the print edition of its
(Council Bluffs, Iowa) back in 2009.
It has focused on building and maintaining the success of the digital version of the
(Omaha.com), which receives about 18 million page views by more than 1.2 million unique visitors each month.
Mergers and Acquisitions
In 2012 the company expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of the
Bryan-College Station (TX) Eagle
from The Evening Post Publishing Company of Charleston, South Carolina.
is a 20,000 circulation daily newspaper serving Brazos County, Texas and the surrounding areas. Also in 2012 Omaha World-Herald acquired Waco's
Founded in 1885 by Gilbert Hitchcock (the paper's first editor), Omaha World-Herald is the largest employee-owned daily newspaper publisher in the country.