Concord Monitor

Concord Monitor

Concord Monitor
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Newspapers of New England
Publisher David Sangiorgio
Editor Steve Leone
Founded 1864
Headquarters 1 Monitor Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03302  United States
Circulation 20,107 daily, 22,747 Sunday[1]

The Concord Monitor is the daily newspaper for [2]

Its website has included blogs by editor Felice Belman and the paper's photo department. As the capital's newspaper, the Monitor is known for its coverage of state government and politics, including the "Capital Beat" column.


  • History 1
  • Awards and honors 2
  • Notable people 3
  • Prices 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The Monitor has been published continuously since 1864, under a variety of names and owners. In the late 19th century it was owned by a publishing company called the Republican Press Association which also published a paper named the Independent Statesman.[3] Its masthead calls it the Concord Monitor and New Hampshire Patriot, although the Monitor name is the only one in widespread use. James M. Langley, who had acquired both publications in the 1920s, was responsible for the merger.

William Dwight, publisher of the Newspapers of New England Inc., the holding company of Dwight's newspapers in Concord, Holyoke and Greenfield, Massachusetts.[4]

The Monitor has been flagship of this chain — now encompassing four dailies and three weeklies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts — since 1993, when the Transcript-Telegram folded.

Its 2004 circulation was 22,000 daily, 23,000 Sundays. More recent figures put the daily circulation around 20,000.[1]

In 2005, George W. Wilson retired as president of Newspapers of New England. Tom Brown became president of NNE, and Geordie Wilson, George W. Wilson's son, became publisher of the Monitor.[5] Brown retired in 2009 and was replaced by Aaron Julien, George W. Wilson's son-in-law.[6] John Winn Miller, former publisher of The Olympian of Olympia, Wash., was named the Monitor's publisher in 2010.[7]

In early 2013, Mark Travis, who had spent more than two decades at the paper as a reporter and editor, succeeded Miller as publisher.[8] In June of 2013, Travis also became editor.[9] Travis left his dual roles at the paper in February 2014, with David Sangiorgio stepping in as acting publisher.[10]

Awards and honors

Photographer Preston Gannaway won the 2008 [2] Gannaway was honored for her work on a project called "Remember Me" chronicling a local woman's death. [11]

It was the first time a newspaper in New Hampshire was awarded the prize. The Monitor stood out as the smallest paper to win an award that year, with its circulation just a fraction of the next smallest, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.[12]

While 2008 was the first year the Monitor or one of its staff won a Pulitzer, the paper has a number of alums who have been honored, including Jo Becker of The New York Times and Steven Pearlstein of The Washington Post, both of whom also won the award in 2008.

In 1999 the Columbia Journalism Review said that the Monitor was the best small paper in America [13] and Time magazine has named it one of "America's best newspapers".[14]

Notable people


The Concord Monitor prices are: $1.00 daily, $2.00 Sunday.

See also


  1. ^ a b Nationwide Concord Monitor, figures for an undetermined date, accessed February 5, 2007.
  2. ^ a b [4]
  3. ^ Willey, George Franklyn (1903). State Builders; An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Manchester NH: New Hampshire Pub. Corp. p. 203.  OCLC 7566342
  4. ^ "William Dwight, 92, Holyoke Publisher". Obituary. Union-News, Springfield, Mass., June 5, 1996.
  5. ^
  6. ^ " 'Monitor' group president retires," Concord Monitor, January 8, 2009.
  7. ^ " 'Monitor' gets new publisher," Concord Monitor, August 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "Mark Travis, former Monitor reporter and editor, to take on publisher role in January". Concord Monitor. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "A (partial) retirement and a restructuring at the top". Concord Monitor. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ [5]
  12. ^ "NH news, sports, opinion & photos – Concord Monitor". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  13. ^ [6]
  14. ^ Concord Monitor: History, accessed February 5, 2007.

External links

  • OnlineConcord Monitor
  • photo blogConcord Monitor