The Portsmouth Herald is a daily newspaper published in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and available in various locations throughout New Hampshire and Maine. The Portsmouth Herald covers local topics like news, business, sports and politics and offers classified ads, announcements and obituaries. In addition to the daily newspaper, The Portsmouth Herald publishes a website, SeaCoastOnline.com.
The Portsmouth Herald has a history dating back to 1884. The newspaper was originally named The Penny Post to reflect the price of the newspaper, but it changed its name to The Portsmouth Herald in 1897 when it raised the price to two cents. The Portsmouth Herald is owned by the Seacoast Media Group, which owns a number of newspapers in New Hampshire and Maine, including the weekly newspaper, the New Hampshire Gazette.
As of 2015, the Portsmouth Herald publishes a weekday and Sunday edition. The newspaper has a circulation of almost 10,000 readers for the weekday newspapers and over 13,000 readers for the Sunday edition. Its online content is available to subscribers for an annual fee.
Like many newspapers, The Portsmouth Herald faces a large amount of competition from other local newspapers, including The New Hampshire Gazette, Foster's Daily Democrat and the New Hampshire Union Leader.