The Tuscaloosa News began in 1818 and is looking forward to its upcoming bicentennial celebration. The publication is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a growing city that is just a short drive from Birmingham, Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis and the Gulf Coast. The Tuscaloosa News covers the following eleven counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa. Daily circulation of the paper is 28,100, peaking to over 31,600 on Sundays.
The Tuscaloosa News has won many prestigious awards for writing and multi-media coverage, including a second Pulitzer Prize. Recently, The News received an award for Social Media on Breaking News Coverage.