The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts)

The Republican is a newspaper based in Springfield, Massachusetts covering news in the Greater Springfield area, as well as national news and pieces from Boston, Worcester and northern Connecticut. It is owned by Newhouse Newspapers, a division of Advance Publications. During the 19th century the paper played a key role in the United States Republican Party's founding, Charles Dow's career, and the invention of the honorific "Ms." Despite the decline of printed media, The Republican was the 69th largest newspaper in 2017 with a circulation of 76,353, and has seen marked growth in its digital platform affiliate MassLive, with a record 4.7 million unique views in August 2017.[1][2]

The Republican
The Republican, Springfield, Mass
The Republican, Springfield, Mass, October 17, 2018
The October 17, 2018, front page
of The Republican
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Advance Publications
Founder(s)Samuel Bowles II
Editor-in-chiefWayne E. Phaneuf
Headquarters1860 Main St,
Springfield, MA
CitySpringfield, Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
Circulation76,353 (as of 2017)[1]
OCLC number52000893


Established by Samuel Bowles II in 1824[3] as a rural weekly, it was converted into a daily in 1844. From the beginning it had a focus on local news. As rapidly as possible its news-gathering was extended until within a few years its columns contained departments of items from every town and hamlet along the Connecticut Valley, as well as from Springfield. It achieved national renown in the 19th century under the tenure of Samuel Bowles III, a legacy that was passed to his son, Samuel Bowles IV.


Samuel Bowles
Samuel Bowles[a], transformed the paper into the largest circulating daily in New England by the mid-19th century, and is remembered for his influence on abolitionism and the Republican Party, as well as his mantra for journalists—"Put it all in the first sentence."[4][5]
Republican Block, Springfield MA
The historic Republican Block was home to The Republican from 1858 to 1867
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The Springfield Republican as it appeared during the Reconstruction era, 1865

In 1855, Bowles III called for the founding of a new party that would abolish slavery. He suggested the name "Republican". Once abolitionists founded a party by this name, The Republican became one if its most unrelenting supporters.

Bowles III believed that the newspaper should be a power in the moral, religious, and literary, as well as the political life of the community, and he tried to make his paper fulfill those functions. With the aid of J. G. Holland and others who joined the staff the paper attained excellent literary quality and a high moral tone. Its opinions soon reached all New England, and after the formation of the Republican party they extended far beyond the limits of any section.

During the controversies affecting slavery and resulting in the American Civil War, Bowles supported, in general, the Whig and Republican parties, but in the period of Reconstruction under President Ulysses S. Grant, his paper represented anti-administration or Liberal Republican opinions, while in the disputed election of 1876 it favored the claims of Samuel J. Tilden, and subsequently became independent in politics.[6] Its editorial board endorsed the Democratic candidate for president in every modern election except the 2008 election, in which it endorsed John McCain, but subsequently endorsed Barack Obama in the 2012 election.


During Bowles' lifetime, and subsequently, the Republican office was a sort of school for young journalists, especially in the matter of pungency and conciseness of style, one of his maxims being: "put it all in the first paragraph".[6]

Bowles was an acquaintance of Emily Dickinson, and he published a handful of the very few poems by the poet printed in her lifetime, including "A narrow fellow in the grass" and "Safe in their alabaster chambers".

Bowles was succeeded as publisher and editor-in-chief of the Republican by his son Samuel Bowles (b. 1851).[6]

Charles Dow, founder of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, started his career as a business reporter for the Springfield Daily Republican, as an apprentice to the newspaper's then-owner, Samuel Bowles III[7].

The title "Ms." was first suggested by an anonymous 1901 letter to The Republican. The letter read, in part, "To call a maiden Mrs. is only a shade worse than to insult a matron with the inferior title Miss. Yet it is not always easy to know the facts... The abbreviation 'Ms.' is simple, it is easy to write, and the person concerned can translate it properly according to the circumstances."[8]

The second half of the 20th century saw the consolidation of Springfield's newspapers. The Republican became part of two other local papers. The Springfield Daily News and the Morning Union merged in the 1970s, briefly operating as separate papers, even endorsing different candidates for the same offices. Eventually the two editions were combined into The Union-News (a morning paper) in 1988, with The Sunday Republican being published on Sundays. An organization called the Springfield Newspapers became the local division of the Newhouse family empire. The newspaper was formerly known as The Springfield Union News & Sunday Republican.

I. E. "Sy" Sanborn, longtime Chicago sportswriter and one of the original organizers of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 1908, began his career in Springfield with the Union-News.

The newspaper reverted to its historical, pre-Union-News name of The Republican around 2001. George Arwady became publisher of The Springfield Republican on December 31, 2009; he was previously publisher of The Newark Star-Ledger.


First Home of the Springfield Republican

First Home of the Springfield Republican

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Springfield Republican building, 1875

1884 Springfield Republican building Massachusetts

Springfield Republican building, 1880s

Five Cent Bank and Republican block, by Milan P. Warner 3

Republican block, Springfield (newspaper building at left), 19th century

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The Republican Building, Springfield, Massachusetts

Current headquarters and printing facilities of The Republican, 2018

See also


  1. ^ Despite being one of three generations tied to the paper, "Samuel Bowles" without a generational suffix, usually refers to Samuel Bowles III.


  1. ^ a b McIntyre, Douglas A. "America's 100 Largest Newspapers". 24/7 Wall Street. AOL-HuffPost. Archived from the original on November 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "MassLive Media and The Republican celebrate record audience and video growth with party in newspaper's press hall". MassLive; The Republican. Springfield, Mass. Archived from the original on October 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Dakin, M. "Samuel Bowles". Amherst College. Amherst College. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Samuel Bowles". Encyclopedia of World Biography. The Gale Group, Inc. Archived from the original on December 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Republican (1844–Today)". NewsBank, Inc. Archived from the original on October 16, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bowles, Samuel". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 344.
  7. ^ Mangan, Gregg. "Humble Beginnings of the Dow Jones: How a Sterling Farmer Became the Toast of Wall Street". Connecticut Connecticut Humanities. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  8. ^ McDermott, Larry (1 November 2009). "Word sleuth finds Ms. origin in Springfield". The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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