The News & Observer Publishing Co.

  • Overview

This company has all the news that's fit to print for the Triangle. A subsidiary of newspaper giant McClatchy, The News & Observer Publishing Co. publishes The News & Observer newspaper covering the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region of North Carolina. In addition to its flagship paper, the company operates about 10 weekly and bi-weekly community papers serving the surrounding region, along with related news Web sites. The roots of The News & Observer stretch back to 1865 with the founding of The Sentinel in Raleigh, eventually absorbed by The Observer, which merged with The News to become The News & Observer in 1880.

Like other newspapers around the country, The News & Observer has been focused on cutting costs due to declines in readership and advertising. Those efforts have included wage reductions and layoffs.

McClatchy acquired the company from the Daniels family in 1995. The News & Observer had been acquired by Josephus Daniels in 1894.

The News & Observer Publishing Co.

215 S Mcdowell St
Raleigh, NC 27601-2929
Phone: 1 (919) 829-4500
Fax: 1 (919) 8294529


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • National Chairman: Sarah Palin
  • President and Publisher: Orage Quarles
  • VP Operations: Richard Rinehardt

Major Office Locations

  • Raleigh, NC
  • Raleigh, NC

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