Rexburg Standard Journal
23 South 1st Street
Rexburg, Idaho 83440
- Publisher: Andy Pennington, email@example.com
- Finance Director: Henry Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Audience Development Director: Jeremy Cooley email@example.com
- General Manager: Lisa Widick Sjads@uvsj.com
Rexburg is the county seat of Madison County and is located west of Grand Teton National Park and southwest of Yellowstone National Park. It is also home to Brigham Young University-Idaho, which now has more than 16,000 students.
Madison County has more than 37,000 residents while neighboring Fremont County has around 13,000.
Though agriculture, especially potato production, is the base of the economy, the expansion of the university has changed the economic dynamics of the area. As a result, Rexburg has grown dramatically during the past 10 years.
Tourism remains a staple of the economy, especially in northern Fremont County where Island Park is located. That part of Fremont County also serves as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park as well as a winter recreation hub.
The Standard Journal has been published, under various names, since 1908. In 1922, Arthur and Frank Porter purchased the Current Journal newspaper. It was renamed the Rexburg Journal in 1922. In 1942, another area newspaper was purchased by John Porter, combining the newspapers under family ownership. The newspaper remained in the Porter family until 1999 when purchased by Pioneer News Group.
Currently the Standard Journal publishes three times per week, serving 4,000 area households through its print products and more through website coverage. The newspaper regularly posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to reach a wide area and regional audience.