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Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)

Sun Journal
Sun Journal (Lewiston) front page.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Sun Media Group
Publisher James R. Costello Sr.
Editor Judy Meyer
Founded 1847
Headquarters 104 Park Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
The Sun-Journal office at 104 Park Street.

The Sun Journal is a newspaper published in Lewiston, Maine, US, and covers the west of Maine.

In addition to its main office in Lewiston, the paper maintains satellite news and sales bureaus in the Maine towns of Farmington, Norway and Rumford.

The Sun Journal's daily circulation is approximately 18,600.[1]


The Evening Journal, Lewiston's first newspaper, started publishing in 1861. The Lewiston Daily Sun followed in 1896. In 1989, the two papers combined to form the Sun Journal. In 2017, the Sun Media Group was sold by the Costello family to Reade Brower, owner of MaineToday Media.[2][3]


The Sun Journal prices are: $1.25 daily, $2.25 Sunday.

Sister weeklies

On October 1, 2007, the Sun Journal purchased Kirkland Newspapers of Farmington, the publisher of four weekly newspapers:[4]

  • The Franklin Journal of Farmington (4,500 twice-weekly circulation)
  • The Rangeley Highlander of Rangeley (2,300 biweekly)
  • The Penobscot Times of Old Town (3,300 weekly)
  • Livermore Falls Advertiser of Livermore Falls (2,300 weekly)

The Sun Journal also owns The Forecaster, a free regional paper.


  1. ^ "Owner of Portland Press Herald to buy Sun Journal in Lewiston". 17 July 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ Skelton, Kathryn (2007-07-17). "Sun Journal sold to MaineToday Media owner Reade Brower". Sun Journal. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  3. ^ Carpenter, Murray (26 November 2017). "Meet the Media Mogul of Maine". Retrieved 9 April 2018 – via
  4. ^ "Lewiston, Maine, Newspaper Firm Buys 4 Other Maine Papers". NEPA Bulletin (Boston, Mass.), page 3, October 2007.

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