By: E&P Staff
Georgia’s 12 largest newspapers announced Monday that they will combine their resources to report on the year’s political races.
The Georgia Newspaper Partnership, whose members have a combined Sunday readership of 2.2 million, will cover the gubernatorial and congressional races and share the cost of three statewide polls conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. The first poll results will appear in the partner newspapers on July 11.
The newspaper partners include The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Athens Banner Herald; Augusta Chronicle; Chattanooga Times Free Press; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer; Gainesville Times; Georgia Times-Union; Macon Telegraph; Rome News Tribune; Savannah Morning News; Statesboro Herald; and Valdosta Daily Times
“As a small newspaper in southeast Georgia with very limited resources, the Georgia Newspaper Partnership will allow us to give our readers much more in-depth coverage of the governor’s race and every statewide race than we could possibly have produced on our own,” Jim Healy, executive editor of the Statesboro Herald, said in the announcement, reported on the “Political Insider” blog of Journal Constitution writer Jim Galloway.