Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design

Portland Press Herald

Portland, Maine

The Portland Press Herald┬áis a daily newspaper in Portland, Maine. Serving the state’s largest and principal commercial city, as well as much of southern Maine, the Press Herald and its sister paper, the Maine Sunday Telegram, form the largest-circulation newsroom in Maine.

Throughout most of the 20th century, these two newspapers were the cornerstone of Guy Gannett Communications‘s media holdings, which included two other daily newspapers in Maine. In 1998, these newspapers were sold to The Seattle Times Company. Ten years later, they were purchased by MaineToday Media.

Source: Wikipedia

Read a 1993 design note from Portland Press Herald
THEN

1993

74,000 circulation

131 staff

1993 Frontpage
Portland Press Herald front page from Feb. 10, 1993
See a newsroom photo from 1993
NOW

2013

46,371 circulation

N/A staff

2013 Frontpage
Portland Press Herald front page from Feb. 10, 2013 (Or Feb. 8 page)