Omaha Sun

The Omaha Sun was a weekly newspaper that published from December 27, 1951 to August 31, 1983.[1] It was formerly owned by Berkshire Hathaway, a company headed by investor Warren Buffett.[2]

Omaha Sun
TypeWeekly newspaper
FoundedDecember 27, 1951
Ceased publicationAugust 31, 1983
HeadquartersOmaha, Nebraska

The staff of The Sun Newspapers of Omaha, Nebraska was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting in 1973 for uncovering the large financial resources of Boys Town, a Catholic youth care center and charity, leading to reforms in the organization's solicitation and use of funds contributed by the public.[2][3]

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought the newspapers in 1968. The company sold them in 1980 to Hyde Park Herald publisher Bruce Sagan. The Sun newspapers stopped publishing in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b Friendly, Jonathan (1983-10-09). "Costs Force Omaha Paper into Closing". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  2. ^ a b "Like many nonprofits, their mission started to drift -". Philanthropy Daily. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. ^ The Pulitzer Prizes. "The 1973 Pulitzer Prize Winner". Retrieved 2020-09-29.