The Mediapolis News has been a constant source of information to area residents since 1874. It was in 1874 that a printer in Morning Sun decided to provide a paper for the residents of Mediapolis. He called it The Mediapolis Enterprise, and printed it in Morning Sun. In 1875 James A. Merrill, a Northfield resident, purchased it and in 1881 changed its name to The New Era.
In 1904 Merrill sold the paper to his son Tom who published it until 1942, when Mediapolis school superintendent Walden Smith took over. Altoona residents Richard and Virginia Goughnour purchased the paper in June of 1957, and sold it to Dave and Phyllis Tapp in February 1984. In 1994, employee Kendra Jahn purchased the paper from the Tapps and operated it for 13 years before selling it to Danny Davis in October 2007.
Currently the Mediapolis News' office is located on Main Street and is published each Thursday.