The Herald Journal traces its beginnings to an 1879 publication established as an extension of the Ogden Junction. The semi-weekly Ogden paper had, for several years, printed a substantial amount of Logan news and finally decided to give Cache Valley a masthead of its own. The weekly was named the Logan Leader and its initial issue appeared on September 11, 1879, and the name was changed to the Utah Journal on Aug. 1, 1882.

Ownership changes weren’t uncommon in early Utah newspapering and the Journal was no exception. The paper was bought and sold a number of times and many competing newspapers emerged. The most notable was the Cache Valley Herald which began on Dec. 11, 1925. On Aug. 1, 1931, the Herald and the Journal were merged and today, the Herald Journal boasts a circulation of 14,000 and a total daily audience, including online readers, of 50,000.

The HJ offers social media, video and marketing solutions to add to print products that reach 95 percent of the market. The Herald Journal also offers its services in the printing and mailing field with excellent printing and postal regulation knowledge.


Logan is the county seat situated in the Cache Valley between majestic mountains in northern Utah that provide outstanding all-season outdoor recreation. Cache Valley historically has been driven by production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products. Because of this, it has a substantial diary and meat products industry.

Logan has a population of 48,000 and is home to Utah State University, which has become a major research university and has an enrollment of 25,000. USU is an economic bulwark of the area, employing about 6,000 while it spawns many new companies through incubator programs.

Awards of Note


Utah Press Association

  • First place, Best News Series, four-part series on child abusers
  • First place, Best Spot News Coverage, truck crashing into hotel
  • First place, Best Special Section, Community overcoming tragedy
  • Second place, Best Spot News Coverage, motorcyclist dragged to safety after rescuers lifted a burning car
  • Second place, Best Sports Photograph, USU basketball team winning WAC tournament


Utah Press Association

  • First place, Best Use of Ad Color, Black Friday
  • First place, Best Staff Produced ROP Ad Campaign, Needham Jewelers

Pioneer Recognizing Excellence

  • First place, Sports Photography
  • Second place, Breaking News, Same-Sex Stall
  • Third place, Feature Writing, Road Warriors