Longview Daily News
The Longview Daily News is the primary newspaper of Longview, Kelso, Washington, and Cowlitz County, Washington. It is owned by Lee Enterprises, which acquired the newspaper with its 2002 purchase of Howard Publications. The Daily News was founded in 1923 and when nearby Mount St. Helens showed signs of instability in 1980 and subsequently erupted, The Daily News scrambled to cover the crisis. The Daily News won its first award in 1981. The paper's staff won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Local, General, or Spot Reporting as well as the 1981 national Sigma Delta Chi award. The Pulitzer committee specifically mentioned the photography of Roger A. Werth. A book written by the newspaper staff on the eruption became a New York Times bestseller. The Daily News is located at 770 11th Ave. Longview, Washington 98632, published by John Markon and edited by Rick Parrish, and circulates an average of 21,530 daily and 21,481 on Sunday.