Origins of our newspaper can be traced back to the Urbana Union, first published in 1852. Over the next 70 years, the paper went through several name changes and mergers.
Today, as always, The News-Gazette strives for journalistic excellence, as well as active involvement in the community. The newspaper and its staff have been the recipients of numerous awards for outstanding reporting, feature writing, photography, commentary advertising and design.
While The News-Gazette editorial pages have traditionally reflected conservative viewpoints, we understand our responsibility as the area’s leading source of information and news analysis. Therefore, other voices and other views are constantly sought for our opinion pages, through columnists, guest commentaries and letters to the editor.