Media Information

At a Glance

Coverage area:
Polk County, Florida

56,858 Sunday, 41,489 daily

283,000 adults reached every week

The Ledger Media Group publishes two daily publications, The Ledger and News Chief, along with websites and

The Ledger has served quality news to Polk County for the last 90 years and was recently named the third-fastest growing newspaper in total audience, which includes print and digital readers. The Ledger continues to receive numerous creative and newsroom awards recognizing our talented staff.

The News Chief, located in downtown Winter Haven, provides hyper-local community news for the East Polk County area, located between Tampa and Orlando.

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Florida Press Club Awards

Award First Place awards for Environmental Writing, Opinion Writing, Layout and Front Page Design, Sports Feature Writing, and Photography


Florida Society of News Editors

Awarded six awards, including one First Place for Online Blog/Commentary, as well as four Second Place awards and one Third Place


SPJ, South Florida Chapter

Awarded two First Place awards for Feature Reporting and Beat Reporting, as well as one Second Place award and two Third Place awards


Contact Us

The Lakeland Ledger
300 W Lime Street
Lakeland, FL 33815

Main office – 863-802-7000
Advertising – 863-802-7414
Subscriptions – 863-802-7323


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