The Citizen - Auburn, New York's Hometown Newspaper
- The Citizen is a daily newspaper serving the Auburn, New York area in continuous publication since 1816.
- The paper was originally founded as The Cayuga Patriot and renamed several times before settling on its current name in 1916.
- The Citizen digital archive gives you access to over 100.000 searchable pages from 2012 to 2022.
The paper is published every morning Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. It is owned by Lee Enterprises. The Citizen has been in continuous publication since 1816, making it one of the oldest newspapers in the country.
The paper was originally founded as The Cayuga Patriot. In 1829, it was renamed The Auburn Patriot. The name was changed again in 1848 to The Cayuga Freeman and finally in 1916 to its current name, The Citizen.
Throughout its history, The Citizen has been committed to providing its readers with accurate and timely news coverage. In addition to traditional news stories, the paper also features human interest stories, local sports coverage, and a variety of special sections.
In-depth Local News Coverage
The Citizen prides itself on its in-depth local news coverage. From city hall to the school board, the paper covers all the major happenings in Auburn and Cayuga County. In addition to traditional news stories, the paper also features human interest stories, local sports coverage, and a variety of special sections.
The Auburn Citizen also publishes an annual special section called "Cayuga County Living," which focuses on the people, places, and things that make Cayuga County a great place to live.
A Long History of Journalism Excellence
The Citizen has been committed to providing its readers with accurate and timely news coverage since 2016.
The Citizen is widely considered to be the "newspaper of record". In recent years, the paper has won numerous awards for its journalism, including the New York Newspaper Publishers Association's "Newspaper of the Year" award in 2017. The Citizen is also a three-time winner of the Associated Press' "Newspaper of the Year" award for small daily newspapers.