Lee Enterprises is a premier provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 49 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states.
Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.5 million daily and 1.8 million Sunday, reaching more than four million readers daily. Lee's online sites attract 14 million unique visits monthly, and Lee's weekly publications have distribution of more than 4.5 million households.
Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa, and our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE.
Our company is focused on six key operating priorities:
· Grow revenue creatively and rapidly
· Deliver strong local news and information
· Maximize our local online strength
· Continue expanding our print and online audiences
· Nurture employee development and achievement
· Exercise careful cost control
Lee was founded in 1890 in Ottumwa, Iowa, by A.W. Lee. Most of our papers trace their beginnings to the mid-1800s. Among our alumni are Mark Twain, Willa Cather and Thornton Wilder. A reporter from one of our newspapers died with George Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. In 1973, one of our newspapers was the first in the world to be produced totally by computer.