Sun Herald

This article is about the United States newspaper. For the newspaper in Sydney, Australia, see The Sun-Herald.
Sun Herald
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The McClatchy Company
Publisher Shannon Wall
Editor Blake Kaplan
Founded 1884 (as Daily Herald)
Headquarters 205 DeBuys Road
Gulfport, MS 39507-2837
United States
Circulation 24,000 Daily
28,000 Sunday[1]

The Sun Herald is a U.S. newspaper based in Biloxi, Mississippi, that serves readers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The paper's current headquarters is in the city of Gulfport. It is owned by The McClatchy Company, one of the largest newspaper publishers in the United States.

The Daily Herald of Biloxi was purchased in 1968 by The State Record Company. In 1973, the South Mississippi Sun was launched. In 1986, the Sun-Herald's owner, was acquired by Knight Ridder in 1986.

The Sun Herald offices and printing presses were squarely hit by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, but the newspaper never missed an edition. Some of the staff evacuated in advance of the storm to Columbus, Georgia, where then-owner Knight Ridder owned the Ledger-Enquirer. From the Columbus paper's newsroom, The Sun Herald editors and designers, with the help of Knight Ridder journalists from across the country, produced daily editions of The Sun Herald for eleven days, until power could be restored to Biloxi and the newspaper could be produced at its plant there.

The Sun Herald was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, along with The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. It is the first Pulitzer for the newspaper. The same year, Knight Ridder was purchased by McClatchy.


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