The Springfield News-Leader is the most read newspaper in the city of Springfield, Missouri and covers the Ozarks. The News-Leader has a daily circulation of 35,531 and a Sunday circulation of 62,083 as of March 2012. The Springfield Leader began circulation in 1867 and merged with the Springfield Daily News in 1933 to become the Springfield Leader & Press, an afternoon paper. The morning paper was the News & Leader. The newspapers moved to their present site on Boonville Avenue in 1933. That same year, a new press, capable of printing 36,000 sixty-four page papers per hour, was installed. The newspaper was purchased by Gannett in 1977. Morning and afternoon editions were consolidated to become the Springfield News-Leader in 1987. The News-Leader features Local News, National and World news, Business, Voices, Life, and Sports in the daily sections and an additional Business and Technology, Home, Classified, Comics, and Career builder for the Sunday Sections.
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