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About Us

Welcome to The Daily News Online, the digital home of the GLOW region’s most comprehensive news and advertising website.

The site is powered by the staff of The Daily News, an award-winning media company that produces a daily newspaper (Tuesday through Saturday) covering news and events in Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties. The staff also produces niche publications devoted to local business and agriculture, along with multiple annual special sections. The staff has been recognized with multiple awards for writing, photography and advertising.

Advertising is powered by Downtown Digital Group, a full-service advertising agency that can deliver online advertising, video marketing and native advertising solutions to help you piece together the right message and marketing mix to lead your customers through every stage of their decision-making process.

With The Daily News Online we are investing in our communities’ digital futures, where readers are now most consuming news and advertising. We are available on their phones, tablets and computers any time they need us.

The website is a complement to the daily newspaper that has been serving the region and delivering community news to your door for more than 140 years.

The history of The Daily News dates back to 1878, when Malcolm D. Mix, brother Samuel Mix and W.H. Brandish (the paper’s first editor) founded newspaper – the first successful daily paper to publish in the city, which had known other attempts and numerous weeklies dating back to 1819.

The first edition of The Daily News was published on June 25, 1878 as The Daily Morning News. Not too long after, the paper was changed to an afternoon publication and became The Daily News. The first edition was four pages long and cost 1 cent. The paper would be called tabloid size by today’s standards, with four columns instead of its present-day six.

In 1881, Gerrit S. Griswold and Andrew J. McWain purchased The Daily News for $2,750. McWain served as editor, and Griswold, a prominent member of the community and charter member of The Associated Press, was publisher. Griswold served as publisher until 1938.

The Daily News has called several locations home in the city of Batavia. The paper moved to its present office in the Industrial Park on Pearl Street in 1974.

The paper made its online debut in 2008. Staff maintains a frequently updated website and a Facebook page that shares stories of interest to residents of the GLOW region and allows readers to interact with the paper and each other.

The Daily News, which is based in Batavia, has since 1981 been part of Johnson Newspaper Corp., a family-owned multimedia company with local news coverage that also includes the state’s North Country, Hudson Valley, and the state Legislature.

The success of The Daily News is attributed to a desire to feed the community's demand for news by providing information and quality journalism from journalists who are familiar with the community. While each day’s edition brings new stories, the format established 142 years ago remains — bring the Genesee County area all the news in which it is interested — or needs — in one attractive package.