About Us

The Journal-Democrat was founded in 1855 as the Rockport Weekly Democrat and continues to serve the community with local news.


In the late 1970s, the Rockport Democrat and Rockport Journal merged and in 1980, the Journal-Democrat was bought by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., a division of Landmark Communications Inc.

The Journal-Democrat is Spencer County's premier online news source. Our print edition publishes each Thursday and is available at various locations throughout Spencer County.

The Journal-Democrat office is at 541 Main Street, in Rockport, Ind.