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News Journal Sporting A New Look These Days

10 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Note: We experienced a bit of a glitch over the last two or three days, and some of our published stories did not make it to mobile. We are re-posting a couple of them over the next 24 hours; this is the first.

As part of 1812Blockhouse’s coverage of other local media (we believe we’re the only one that does that, by the way), we share news of change at the venerable Mansfield News Journal.

Not a change in the print version, at least as far as we are aware. Instead, we refer instead to recent changes to the News Journal’s online home.

The News Journal on the web has come a long way since this edition which was published on May 2002. For some time, the paper has been owned by Gannett, the country’s largest media chain. This week, the website has been updated with a new design and presentation, one which apparently is being adopted in most if not all Gannett locations. More…


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It’s Official: GateHouse And Gannett To Merge; News Journal To Have New Owner

7 Aug , 2019  

The news which everyone expected arrived on Monday. GateHouse is acquiring Gannett, creating a new company (called Gannett) which will own over 250 newspapers across the country in some 47 states. Those include three news operations in north central Ohio – the Mansfield News Journal, Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, and Marion Star.

That represents, by the way, more than one-sixth of all daily newspapers that remain in publication. More…

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News Journal Website Sporting A New Look

9 Dec , 2018  

It is our habit here at 1812Blockhouse to spotlight new websites of Richland County businesses and organizations as they appear on the web. In the last year alone, that has included new online homes for Avita Health, Madison Schools, Oak Hill Cottage, Richland Public Health, and the RichHistory Alliance.

Today, we’re doing the same for a site we visit every day. It’s not a “new build,” but we have noted that the Mansfield News Journal’s website has been updated with a new look. More…


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Pulitzer Prize Winning Project Had News Journal Contribution

16 Apr , 2018  

We are happy to share congratulations this this evening to the Mansfield News Journal, whose team contributed to something absolutely amazing – and prize-winning.

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting has been awarded to The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff “for a riveting and insightful narrative and video documenting seven days of greater Cincinnati’s heroin epidemic, revealing how the deadly addiction has ravaged families and communities,” according to the official Pulitzer Prize website. More…


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News Journal Wins Statewide Recognitions

25 Mar , 2018  

In a series of tweets by staffers at the Mansfield News Journal, it was shared that the team there had won a series of awards in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.

The recognitions were awarded Saturday during the organization’s annual conference at the Easton Hilton in Columbus. More…


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News Journal Journalists Nominated For Statewide Awards

13 Feb , 2018  

The Associated Press reported on Monday that several members of the Mansfield News Journal staff are finalists in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2017 newspaper contest. Some 1,922 entries were received; winners will be announced at a March Awards Banquet in Columbus. More…