Pacific Daily News

Pacific Daily News
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Kaleo Moylan
Publisher Rindraty Limtiaco
Editor Dana Williams
Founded 1950
Language English
Headquarters 244 Archbishop Flores St.
Hagåtña, Guam, 96910
United States
Circulation 20,116 (Mon–Sat)
19,549 (Sun)
OCLC number 55506584
Website www.guampdn.com

The Pacific Daily News, formerly Guam Daily News, is a morning edition newspaper based in Hagåtña, in the United States territory of Guam. It is owned by Kaleo Moylan and is published seven days a week.

History

Guam Daily News began as a newspaper of the United States Navy, published under various titles. Joseph Flores, later the Governor of Guam, bought the newspaper in 1950.[1]

In 1970, a group of purchasers headed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin acquired the Guam Daily News for an undisclosed price.[2] The paper was renamed the Pacific Daily News the same year.[3] The Pacific Daily News was acquired by the Gannett Company in 1971, along with several other newspapers owned by the Star-Bulletin.[4]

In February 2021, former lieutenant governor, senator, and local businessman Kaleo Moylan purchased the Pacific Daily News from subsidiaries of the Gannett Company. Moylan's acquisition of the Pacific Daily News returned the media company to local ownership after 50 years of ownership by Gannett.[5]

Contents

The Pacific Daily News ("PDN" as nicknamed by locals) offers readers the latest local headlines and stories covering Guam, Micronesia and the Pacific Rim region, along with breaking news from the United States and the world. Most of what the PDN covers usually involves political matters and issues affecting those living on Guam.

In addition, the PDN also features a weekly entertainment section published each Friday called "GuamPika", which is geared towards visitors to the island.

It is one of two newspapers on Guam, the other being The Guam Daily Post. The Marianas Variety, out of Saipan, offers competition in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Sister publications

The PDN publishes these spinoff weeklies, geared towards military personnel:

  • The Navigator – Which focuses on the Naval community
  • The Pacific Edge – Serving the Air Force community

References

  1. ^ Brooks, Donovan. "Newspapers". Guampedia. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Bulletin Negotiates for Guam News". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. 14 January 1970. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "About Pacific daily news". Chronicling America. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Gannett to Acquire Star-Bulletin Chain". Hawaii Tribune-Herald. 3 August 1971. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Guam's Moylan purchases Pacific Daily News". Marianas Variety. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.

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