The Albuquerque Journal is the largest newspaper in the city of New Mexico, U.S. Its history traces back to 1880, with the first edition of Albuquerque Daily Journal issued on October 14th. They shortened its name to Albuquerque Journal in 1925 with the adoption of an independent editorial policy. In 1926, under the ownership of Tom Pepperday, the paper branched into broadcasting. Pepperday died in 1956, and his son-in-law C.L. Lang took over. The Pepperday-Lang has run the paper for almost a century, making it one of the few family-owned papers in Albuquerque.
A daily edition is published Monday through Saturday. A separate Sunday edition is called the Sunday Journal. In addition to the daily paper, the Albuquerque Journal also issues regional newspapers. These include the Journal North, El Defensor Chieftain, the Rio Rancho Observer, and Valencia County News-Bulletin.
It has a daily circulation of 96,825 and a revenue of $27 million. Its circulation also goes into Texas, Colorado and Arizona.
In 2020, New Mexico’s two largest family owned newspapers, the Albuquerque Journal and The Santa Fe New Mexican, announced a partnership that allows both companies to print their publications from a single location - at The New Mexican's production facility.
The Albuquerque Journal has a web site with more than 1.6 million unique visitors. While it has grown online, its focus remains as a home-owned, independent morning newspaper.
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