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Springfield News-Leader

Springfield, Mo.

The Springfield News-Leader is the predominant newspaper for the city of Springfield, Mo., and covers the Ozarks. The Springfield Leader began circulation in 1867 and merged with the Springfield Daily News in 1933 to become the Springfield Leader & Press, an afternoon paper. The morning paper was the News & Leader.

The newspaper was purchased by Gannett in 1977. Morning and afternoon editions were consolidated to become the Springfield News-Leader in 1987.

Source: Wikipedia

Read a 1993 design note from Springfield News-Leader


62,000 circulation

64 staff

1993 Frontpage
Springfield News-Leader front page from Feb. 10, 1993
See a newsroom photo from 1993


32,401 circulation

N/A staff

Springfield News-Leader front page from Feb. 10, 2013 (Or Feb. 8 page)