About Us

The Gazette in Janesville, Wisconsin, is an award-winning newspaper covering Rock and Walworth counties. The Gazette was named Wisconsin’s Newspaper of the Year four years in a row and GazetteXtra.com the state’s best newspaper website six out of the last eight years.

The Gazette and GazetteXtra.com feature news, sports, opinion, features and blogs under one unifying idea: Local matters.

The Gazette is the oldest business in Janesville.

Levi Alden and Z.A. Stoddard launched The Janesville Gazette in 1845 as a weekly newspaper with 300 subscribers. Howard F. Bliss acquired the company in 1883 and passed it to his son Harry H. Bliss in 1919. Harry's sons Sidney H. and Robert W. succeeded their father in 1937. Skip Bliss acquired the company as publisher and president in 1992. Adams Publishing Group acquired the newspaper in 2019.

GazetteXtra.com launched in 1997. The Gazette can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/JanesvilleGazette.

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