Digital First Media owns "The Sun," a daily newspaper based in Lowell, Massachusetts. Digital First Media is a New York-based company that owns "The Sun" through its MediaNews Group subsidiary. MediaNews Group purchased the newspaper in 1997, then merged with Digital First Media in 2013.
John and Daniel Harrington began publishing "The Sun" as a weekly newspaper in 1878 and started daily publication in 1892. Descendants of John Harrington owned "The Sun" until corporate ownership began in 1997. Digital First Media operates four daily newspapers in Massachusetts.
"The Sun" has been Lowell's only daily newspaper since 1941. Famous former employees of the "The Sun" include novelist Jack Kerouac and, more recently, USA Today national correspondent Tom Squitieri.