Northwest Florida Daily News
The Northwest Florida Daily News is a daily newspaper published in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It was founded in 1946 and is owned by Halifax. On January 9, 1946, a group of local businessmen met, to organize a weekly newspaper for Okaloosa County's southern region. In 2012, Freedom sold its Florida and North Carolina papers to Halifax Media Group. Over its history, the paper has gone by three names: Playground News February 7, 1946 - September 30, 1975, Playground Daily News October 1, 1975 - February 29, 1988, and Northwest Florida Daily News March 1, 1988–present. The Northwest Florida Daily News is an award-winning newspaper, covering the communities along with the Gulf of Mexico, between Pensacola and Panama City, with a daily circulation of 40,000 and Sunday circulation of 50,000.