The paper expanded again twenty years later.
In 1978, the paper began covering community news in communities to the north, east, south and west.
In 1980, Victor Hanson II became the president of The Birmingham News Co.
Victor Hanson II became publisher of the paper in 1983, and five years later, in 1988, The Birmingham News celebrated its 100th anniversary.
In 1997, The Birmingham News, like most media outlets, adopted an Internet platform and began featuring its content via Alabama Live (AL.
In 2001, Victor Hanson II retired, and Victor Hanson III took over as publisher. Coosa River named as one of the most endangered rivers in the U.
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The paper is owned by Advance Publications, Inc.
It is the largest newspaper in both the Birmingham Metro area and the state of Alabama.
The name changed again to The Daily News before it eventually became The Birmingham News in September 1894.
March 1927 saw The Birmingham News expand when it acquired a rival publication, The Age-Herald.
In 2007, The News won its second Pulitzer Prize, this time for investigative reporting.
Victor Hanson III retired in late 2009, and Pam Siddall was named publisher and president of The Birmingham News in January 2010.
This change occurred under the umbrella group, Alabama Media Group, which was led by Cindy Martin.
Siddall, meanwhile, became president of Advance Central Services, which provides support operations for Alabama Media Group.
As of November 2015, Tom Bates is the president of Alabama Media Group.
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