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The Las Vegas Review-Journal is published in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the largest circulating daily newspaper in Nevada, and one of two daily newspapers in Las Vegas (the Greenspun Media Group-owned Las Vegas Sun is distributed with it). It is the flagship publication of Stephens Media LLC.

The Review-Journal takes a libertarian editorial stance, except when Publisher Sherman Fredrick calls for "Big Brother" police cameras on valley roads where he feels traffic dives too fast, particularly compared to the Las Vegas Sun, with which it has a joint operating agreement that runs through 2040. In 2005, the Sun ceased to operate an afternoon newspaper and began distribution as a section of the Review-Journal.

The publisher of the Review-Journal is Sherman Frederick.


The Clark County Review was first printed in 1909 and became the Las Vegas Review in 1926. In March 1929, the Clark County Journal began publication, and in July of that year, the Review bought the Journal and began co-publication as the Las Vegas Evening Review-Journal. In the early 1940s, the owners of the RJ bought the Las Vegas Age, which began publication in 1905 and was the oldest surviving paper in Las Vegas. The word "evening" was dropped from the name in 1949, after Donald W. Reynolds and his Donrey Media Group bought the paper. The RJ published a morning and evening edition from that point until the late 1980s, when the Las Vegas Sun began afternoon publication.

The paper signed on Las Vegas' third television station, KLRJ-TV, in 1955, later changing the calls to KORK-TV; it is now KVBC.

Reynolds died in 1993, and longtime friend Jack Stephens bought his company, renamed it Stephens Media and moved the company's headquarters to Las Vegas.

The Review-Journal entered into its first Joint Operating Agreement, or JOA, with the Sun in 1990, which was amended in 2005.

The newspaper has won the "General Excellence" award from the Nevada Press Association several times and has also won the "Freedom of the Press" award for its First Amendment battles from the state-wide organization.


  • Norm Clarke: Norm is a gossip columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His column, "Vegas Confidential," covers celebrities and near-celebrities and their doings in the bright lights of "Sin City." The column appears almost every day.
  • Vin Suprynowicz: Vin's columns talk about his perspective on American society from a Libertarian point of view.

Initiative coverage

As mentioned the Review-journal takes a libertarian stance on most issues, including ballot initiatives, in their editorials

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