Coordinates: Derry Journal Newspapers (formerly Local Press Ltd) is owned by JPIMedia. Derry Journal Newspapers owns 4 local newspapers in Northern Ireland. The 4 titles are the Derry Journal, the Sunday Journal, City News (free title) and Foyle News (free title). The company is based on the corner of Pennyburn Pass and Duncreggan Road, Derry.
In 1772, Derry Journal was launched and remained the sole title until the 1990s.
In the 1990s, the Derry Journal began to expand its stable of papers with the launch of the freesheet Journal Extra in 1992 (City News from February 2001) and in 1995 acquired the Donegal People’s Press and the Donegal Democrat, the biggest paper in neighbouring County Donegal.
In October 2000, a second freesheet was launched in Letterkenny, County Donegal called the Letterkenny Listener (renamed Letterkenny People in September 2005) and a third was launched in May 2001 called Foyle News . In 2004, several new papers were launched, with the Sunday Journal incorporating Donegal on Sunday and as well as Monday edition of the Journal called Derry on Monday. The papers has different levels of success, the Sunday publication was and continues to be the only local paper published on a Sunday; however Derry on Monday was axed just two years later due to poor circulation figures and was replaced by an expanded City News.
|Derry Journal (Tuesday)||1772 (Tuesday edition restarted in 1958)||Tabloid|
|Derry Journal (Friday)||1772||Tabloid|
|Foyle News||2001 (previously a freesheet)||Tabloid|
|City News (Thursday)||2001 (previously Journal Extra, launched in 1992)||Freesheet|
The titles are no longer audited by the ABC for circulation.
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