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Cambridge Daily Banner
Owner(s)Lindsay C. Marshall and Armistead R. Michie (1897-1910), Webb & Webb (1910-1941), Arnold Daane (1941-???), Travis O. Rockey
Founder(s)Lindsay C. Marshall and Armistead R. Michie
PublisherHarrington Henry & Co. (1898-1910), Webb & Webb (1910-1955), Arnold Daane (1955-???)
EditorLindsay C. Marshall (1897-1910), Webb & Webb (1910-1955), Elsie McNamara (1955-1957), Maurice Rimpo (1957-???), Talibah Chikwendu (2007-2009), Logan B. Anderson (2009-2013) Dave Ryan
Headquarters103 Cedar Street, Cambridge, Maryland, USA
OCLC number18778410

The Cambridge Daily Banner was a local newspaper published in Cambridge, Maryland from September 21, 1897 to August 1, 2008. The newspaper now operates under the name Banner or Dorchester Banner and is owned by Independent News Papers, Inc.[1][2]


The Cambridge Daily Banner is the eastern shore's oldest daily newspaper. Independent reports by Mondo Times and Echo Media have put the Daily Banner's circulation at 3,561 copies and 5,600, respectively.[3] The Daily Banner was first published on September 22, 1897 by Lindsay C. Marshall and Armistead R. Michie.[4] In the September 22, 1902 issue, Michie is given full credit for establishing the Banner after studying law at the University of Virginia and practicing law for a few years in Charlottesville, Virginia. The paper notes, "To Mr. Armistead R. Michie, however, belongs the credit of the idea, the execution of which gave Cambridge her first and only daily paper. He it was who, looking over the field for towns large enough for ventures of this sort, decided on Cambridge as the most suitable and promising place."

A year later, the Banner was combined with a local weekly paper, The Chronicle, under the ownership of Harrington, Henry & Company. Marshall remained editor until around 1910, when brothers Edward F. and P. Watson Webb assumed ownership of the paper through their publishing company, Webb & Webb Publishing Company.[5] Edward Webb later went on to become the principal of Hemlock High School in Cambridge.[6] The Daily Banner stopped publishing in 2008.[7]

Frequency of publication

Since August 2017, the Banner has been a weekly paper published every Thursday.[8] Since August 2008, the Banner had been a twice-weekly publication published on Wednesdays and Fridays. Prior to that, the Daily Banner published daily except Saturdays and Sundays. The switch from daily to twice-weekly editions was attributed to a lack of news to report and diminished advertising revenue.[9]


  1. ^ "Cambridge Daily Banner". Mondo Code LLC. Retrieved 2008-09-02. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "About Banner. (Cambridge, MD) 2008-current". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Cambridge Daily Banner". Echo Media. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  4. ^ "Guide to Maryland Newspapers Featuring the Newspaper Collections of the Maryland State Archives". Archives. Maryland Archives. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  5. ^ Jones, Elias (1902). History of Dorchester County, Maryland. Williams & Wilkins. p. 77. Retrieved 15 November 2017. cambridge daily banner harrington henry & co.
  6. ^ Editor and Publisher (Volume 9 ed.). Editor & Publisher Company. 1909. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  7. ^ "About The daily banner. (Cambridge, Md.) 1897-2008". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  8. ^ La Prade, Darel (July 27, 2017). "The changing face of the Dorchester Banner". Dorchester Banner. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "Cambridge Daily to Become Twice-Weekly Paper". WBOC-TV. Associated Press. July 30, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2009.
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