The Jacksonville Daily Record and deliver the news, trends and information business leaders rely on to thrive and grow in Northeast Florida.

Started in 1912 by Jacksonville businessman John Hall McManus, the newspaper was known for a century as the Financial News & Daily Record.

Throughout its history, the newspaper focused its editorial coverage on Duval County and Jacksonville business, law and the courts. Since 1926, it has served as the official newspaper of the Jacksonville Bar Association. And for more than 50 years, the 4th Circuit Court of Florida has designated the Daily Record as the official court newspaper of Duval County.

For three generations, McManus and his descendants built the Daily Record into a Jacksonville news media institution. Succeeding McManus as publisher was his son-in-law, James Bailey. Bailey served as publisher until 1974, when he turned the family business over to his son, James Bailey Jr.

Bailey Jr. expanded the business operations to include a commercial printing business. In 1998, Bailey began publishing Realty-Builder Connection, a monthly newspaper devoted to covering Northeast Florida’s residential real estate and homebuilding industries. In 2017, after 43 years as owner and CEO of what became Bailey Publishing & Communications, Bailey sold the Daily Record and Realty-Builder to Matt Walsh, owner of Sarasota-based Observer Media Group, which publishes a business and legal weekly, magazines and community weekly newspapers.
Continuing the newspaper’s evolution, the Daily Record has dropped “Financial News” from its name and now is known as the Jacksonville Daily Record, the leading provider and most authorative source of business and economic information affecting Northeast Florida. In its news content, the Daily Record is written expressly for business owners and managers by a team of experienced journalists. It publishes on Thursdays and daily on its website,

The Jacksonville Daily Record is distributed for free in key business nodes in Northeast Florida and mailed weekly by subscription with a weekly print reach of more than 15,000. It also publishes its news online at, drawing more than 65,000 visitors a week.

The newspaper’s editorial content continues to emphasize breaking business news area leaders need to know, with a concentration on regional development, law, economic and business trends, real estate, construction and how local government affects business.

Jacksonville Daily Record Staff

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Publisher - Angie Campbell
Editor – Karen Mathis
Managing Editor - Monty Zickuhr
Director of Advertising - Jay Lesowitz
Legal Advertising Manager -Rhonda Fisher

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