The Gloucester Daily Times is an award-winning six-day morning newspaper based in Gloucester, Mass., that has been serving the communities of Cape Ann — Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea — for more than 125 years.
The Times began as an independent daily in 1888, then later became a part of the Essex County Newspapers group founded by Philip Saltonstall Weld, a former International Herald Tribune publisher who bought newspapers in Gloucester and Newburyport in 1952.
In 1958, the Times became the first afternoon daily to print its Saturday edition in the morning. More recently, it has been named the New England Newspaper of the year for its circulation category by the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 1998, 2008 and in 2013.
Today, the Times, its online publication gloucestertimes.com, and its affiliated Cape Ann magazine are part of the North of Boston Media Group, which includes three other daily newspapers — The Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, The Salem News and The Daily News of Newburyport — along with four weekly or non-daily newspapers in the Andover Townsman, Carriage Town News, Derry News and Haverhill Gazette. The North of Boston Media Group is a division of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., which publishes more than 250 newspapers and affiliated publications and is based in Mongtomery, Ala.
Other North of Boston Media Group publications
- The Eagle-Tribune
- The Daily News of Newburyport
- The Salem News
- Andover Townsman
- Carriage Towne News
- The Derry News
- The Haverhill Gazette