Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high quality, trusted, local news and information. Lee’s robust local and national digital media and advertising platforms are the fastest growing in the industry, attracting more than 44 million unique visitors monthly.
Our dedicated focus on local audiences allows us to better engage and make meaningful connections, while making the company less susceptible to macroeconomic trends. In addition, we provide a full suite of digital marketing services, content management platforms and custom content creation on a national scale. Lee is consistently among the top performing companies in our industry.
Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa, and our stock is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol LEE.
Lee was founded in 1890 in Iowa, by A.W. Lee. Most of our local news platforms trace their beginnings to the mid-1800s. Among our alumni, teenage Sam Clemens wrote for the Muscatine Journal in Iowa before becoming world-renowned as Mark Twain. A reporter from our newspaper in Bismarck, North Dakota, died with George Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. In 1973, our newspaper in Davenport, Iowa, became the first in the world to be produced totally by computer.
Today, as throughout our history, in every one of the communities we serve, no competitor can match the indispensable local news, information and advertising we deliver to huge audiences of all ages.