Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states.
Lee's newspapers have circulation of 0.9 million daily and 1.4 million Sunday, reaching more than three million readers daily. Lee's digital sites attract more than 25 million unique visits monthly.
Lee's markets include Madison, Wis.; Lincoln, Neb.; Davenport, Iowa; St. Louis, Mo.; Billings, Mont.; Bloomington, Ill.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Napa, Calif.
Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa, and our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE.
Lee was founded in 1890 in Iowa, by A.W. Lee. Most of our papers 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.