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Burlington Free Press interview with Capt. Steve Schwartz
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Election night at the Burlington Free Press
Published: 2008/11/05
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Burlington Free Press Phone Number
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Burlington Free Press Recruiting Vide
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Aristelle Bra Fitting and Lingerie - Online advertising with Free Press Media
Aristelle Bra Fitting and Lingerie - Online advertising with Free Press Media
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Montstream Studio - Easy to work with Free Press
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Geri Reilly Real Estate - Working with Free Press Media
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Working for Free Press Media
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Free Press Media - USA Today Network
Published: 2016/09/06
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Published: 2016/09/21
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Published: 2015/07/29
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Burlington Furniture Company Testimonial - Advertising with Free Press Media
Burlington Furniture Company Testimonial - Advertising with Free Press Media
Published: 2015/04/17
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Burlington Free Press endorses Peter Shumlin
Burlington Free Press endorses Peter Shumlin
Published: 2010/08/17
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MASS MEDIA: Burlington Free Press Publisher Brad Robertson Visits Champlain College.
Published: 2009/02/11
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Report 1, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Report 1, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Published: 2017/04/20
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Aristelle Expert Bra Fitting and Fine Lingerie Testimonial Free Press Media
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Burlington Free Press Media
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Montstream Studio - A Cup of Coffee
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Published: 2012/08/08
Channel: Elliot deBruyn
Report 3, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Report 3, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Politics from an 802 POV
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Uzbek IVLP Delegation Meets Burlington Free Press Reporter, Candy Page
Published: 2010/06/10
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Published: 2015/04/21
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Ryan Mercer of the Burlington Free Press on BBA Media Mash-up
Ryan Mercer of the Burlington Free Press on BBA Media Mash-up
Published: 2012/07/20
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Report 2, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Report 2, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Politics from an 802 POV
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Vermont Senator In Trouble For Trading Sex For Rent
Published: 2015/05/12
Channel: The Young Turks
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Free Press Media | Helmet Day
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: Burlington Free Press Media
Analytics are Key to All Things Digital
Analytics are Key to All Things Digital
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Burlington Free Press Media
Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, First Amendment, Edward Willis Scripps Award
Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, First Amendment, Edward Willis Scripps Award
Published: 2012/01/04
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Report 4, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Report 4, Move the Money | Peace & Justice Center, WILPF, Burlington, VT | 2017,04,18
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Politics from an 802 POV
Burlington Press - How Did You Do It Suzie?
Burlington Press - How Did You Do It Suzie?
Published: 2009/09/23
Channel: Burlington Press
Candace and Ruth Page on Journalism in America with an Obama Administration
Candace and Ruth Page on Journalism in America with an Obama Administration
Published: 2009/01/21
Channel: Vermont PBS
Senior Citizens Ping Pong
Senior Citizens Ping Pong
Published: 2006/05/20
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Published: 2012/10/18
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Published: 2013/04/03
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Published: 2013/03/29
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Vermont This Week, January 6, 2017 - From the State House
Vermont This Week, January 6, 2017 - From the State House
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Vermont PBS
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Vermont State Police to investigate failed Amber Alerts
Published: 2015/10/10
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Aparece un disco de hielo en Moscú, una rareza de la naturaleza
Published: 2010/02/18
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Occupy Burlington, Vt nov 11 gopro
Published: 2011/11/12
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July 4th flooding in Burlington, VT
July 4th flooding in Burlington, VT
Published: 2012/08/08
Channel: Elliot deBruyn
Report 6, Milk with Dignity | Free Cone Day, Ben & Jerry’s, Burlington | 2017,04,04
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Published: 2017/04/06
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Gannett Company
President Jim Fogler
Editor Denis Finley
Founded 1827
(as the Free Press Weekly)
Headquarters 100 Bank Street, Suite 700
Burlington, VT 05401
 United States
Circulation 20,166 Daily
27,830 Sunday[1]
ISSN 0894-8844
OCLC number 9390458
Website BurlingtonFreePress.com

Burlington Free Press (sometimes abbreviated BFP and the Freeps) is a digital and print community news organization, based in Burlington, Vermont, and owned by the Gannett Company. 

Originally called the Free Press Weekly, the first issue was published in 1827. With use of the telegraph, the newspaper became an evening daily in 1848, although it did not publish a Sunday issue until 1965. See some of the newspaper's historic front pages here.

With the purchase of the Burlington Times in 1868, the Free Press Association was founded. In 1882 the evening edition was canceled due to poor sales and an influx of morning edition readers. In 1961 a new corporation, Free Press Association, Inc., was organized by high-positioned Free Press personnel who purchased it from 50 stockholders. In 1971 the Free Press changed hands, merging with the Public Opinion and becoming a part of the Gannett.

History[edit]

Burlington Free Press originally began as the Free Press Weekly, publishing its first issue in 1827. With use of the telegraph, the newspaper became an evening daily in 1848, although it did not publish a Sunday newspaper until 1965. With the purchase of the Burlington Times in 1868, the Free Press Association was founded. In 1882 the evening edition was canceled due to poor sales and an influx of morning edition readers. In 1961 a new corporation, Free Press Association, Inc., was organized by high-positioned Free Press personnel who purchased it from 50 stockholders. In 1971 the Free Press changed hands, merging with the Public Opinion and becoming a part of the Gannett Company.

In July 2008, the company announced they would raise the retail price of their newspapers, except on Sundays, from fifty cents to seventy-five cents. This did not affect the price for subscribers.

In December 2008, the Gannett Company announced a company-wide workforce reduction of ten percent. Burlington Free Press laid off six of its newsroom staff.

On January 19, 2009, the company introduced a "compactly-edited" daily newspaper, to circulate three days a week, with the full normal edition of Burlington Free Press appearing on the rest of the days of the week.

In April 2012, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded its 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism, and the Burlington Free Press was on the list twice. Burlington Free Press reporter Candace Page won for her story, Hard Lessons of the Tweed in the Features Reporting category for newspapers with a circulation less than 50,000. The Free Press staff was honored in the online deadline-reporting category for the stories, videos and social media reporting related to the shooting at the Occupy Burlington encampment Nov. 11. Included in the awards submission were tweets, videos and online stories from the first report of gun shots in City Hall Park to the tension between police and protesters later that evening.

In June 2012, Burlington Free Press switched from the broadsheet format it had used for decades to an all-color tabloid format, at the same time introducing a paywall to its website that in the first three months caused a 12 percent drop in the paper's online page views (from about 600,000 to about 530,000).[2]

In July 2012, the Burlington Free Press won two national-level awards from the Associated Press Media Editors association. The newspaper was honored in the under-40,000-circulation class in two categories: FIRST AMENDMENT: For an “investigation of the sloppy handling of warrants by the Vermont judiciary, which revealed negligence at every level of the legal system.” DIGITAL STORYTELLING AND REPORTING: For breaking news coverage of the fatal Occupy Burlington shooting in City Hall Park in November.

In October 2012, newspaper announced plans to sell seven of its 12 properties in downtown Burlington, worth an estimated $3.3 million. The paper kept its printing press and mail room, but sold its office space.[3]

In June 2013, the Burlington Free Press won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in digital reporting for coverage of a dramatic rescue on the Browns River in Jericho last year. Radio Television Digital News Association judges selected Burlington Free Press Multimedia Editor Ryan Mercer's video for recognition in the breaking-news category. The association's chairman said the field of award competitors this year was the best the organization had seen. The award marks the first national citation for the Burlington Free Press from the RTDNA. No other Vermont media received a national Murrow Award. The paper also was awarded five regional Murrow Awards - four for video and one for its website.

In August 2013, Burlington Free Press announced that it had cut 13 jobs across the paper's departments, but did not release information on what positions had been eliminated.[4]

In December 2013, the Burlington Free Press won nine first-place awards from the Vermont Press Association, including general excellence, best website and several writing and photography prizes. The Free Press took top honors in nine of the 13 categories the state’s largest daily newspaper entered. In addition to general excellence and best website, the Free Press took top honors for The Mavis Doyle Award for best coverage of state government, best state story, best local story, best coverage of Tropical Storm Irene, best feature writing, best sports photo and best feature photo. It also won three second place awards.

In April 2014, the Burlington Free Press launched a new website, along with mobile and tablet apps, that cemented its position as the dominant print site in Vermont. With dynamic delivery of stories, videos, photo galleries, and rich interactive content, the new site enabled the Burlington Free Press to easily maintain the largest digital audience of all print publications in the state.

In October 2014, Burlington Free Press announced that nearly all of its staff would be required to re-apply for their jobs in a move that Executive Editor Mike Townsend called "resetting the structure of the newsroom."[5] One veteran reporter was later laid off after refusing to re-apply for her job.[6]

In November 2014, both of the Burlington Free Press' Statehouse reporters left the newspaper under unclear circumstances. The paper has not announced whether it intends to keep a news bureau at the Vermont Statehouse.[7] Within weeks, both reporters - Terri Hallenbeck and Nancy Remsen - were hired by a local rival, the weekly Seven Days.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Note: Layoffs at the Burlington Free Press [UPDATED]". Seven Days. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  2. ^ Haughney, Christine (September 30, 2012). "Burlington Free Press Loses Ground in Vermont". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Freese, Alicia (October 19, 2012). "Burlington Free Press plans to sell seven of its downtown buildings". VTDigger.org. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Heintz, Paul (August 7, 2013). "Paper Cuts: As Gannett Orders Up Layoffs, the Free Press Pays the Price". Seven Days. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Heintz, Paul (October 8, 2014). "Media Note: Free Press Staffers Must Reapply for Jobs". Seven Days. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Heintz, Paul (October 27, 2014). "Media Note: Free Press Reporter Laid Off After Refusing to Reapply for Job". Seven Days. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Heintz, Paul (November 4, 2014). "Media Note: Free Press Statehouse Reporters to Leave Paper". Seven Days. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  8. ^ VermontBiz

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