Journal Communications Company History Timeline


In 1991 Midwestern Relay acquired Minneapolis-based Norlight, a fiber-optic private carrier.


…independently, the company, now called Journal Communications, merged them in 1995, renaming them the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


The Journal Broadcast Group acquired ten radio stations in 1998, in such cities as Omaha; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Boise, Idaho.


Most of its acquisitions had been paid for in cash, but in 2002 the company began exploring the possibility of using outside funding to fuel growth.


In 2004 a Green Bay television station was bought.


Norlight was sold in November 2006 to allow Journal Communications to concentrate on its broadcast and publishing assets.


In 2014 Journal Communications merged with the E.W. Scripps Company, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel became the flagship of a new newspaper publisher, Journal Media Group, Inc.

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Alex Haley founded Journal Communications.

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