The News-Leader is Florida's oldest continually published weekly newspaper. Founded by Senator David L. Yulee and first published Aug. 9, 1854. Located at 511 Ash St. in the Fernandina Beach Historic District, the News-Leader has been at this location since the early 1950's.
Through the years the News-Leader has served as the historical record-keeper of the area and remains the only newspaper and web site devoted exclusively to covering the local issues and events of the communities we serve.
The News-Leader is a staunch defender of free speech and the public's right to know. We are the community's guide dog and watchdog over the governments that serve us. We are the catalyst to initiate positive change for the betterment of the community and are the #1 information provider in Nassau County.
Currently, the News-Leader has the largest paid subscriber base in its history - publishing two print editions every week, on Wednesday and Friday, and complemented with an online presence at www.fbnewsleader.com to meet the needs of the fast-paced world we live in today.
Our mission: The News-Leader is published with pride for the people of Nassau County, Florida. We believe that strong newspapers build strong communities - "Newspapers get things done!" Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity, loyalty, quality and hard work.
Over the years the News-Leader has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism and advertising. In 2003, the newspaper was recognized as the best weekly newspaper in the state of Florida by the Florida Press Association.
Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding things you are concerned about or proud of. We are the community's newspaper ... your newspaper.