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Columbus Dispatch Sold, Family-Owned Newspapers No More

The Dispatch was the last major family-owned newspaper in the United States.

After 144 years as a sovereign family-owned newspaper, the Columbus Dispatch has become one of the many franchises of the New Media Investment Group.


  • Amy Mitchell, Director of Journalism Research for the Pew Research Center
  • Michael Curtin, Ohio State Representative and former Editor, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman of the Columbus Dispatch
  • Rick Edmonds, Media Business Analyst for The Poynter Institute

This show originally aired on June 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.

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