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The Dispatch Printing Company today announced that it had acquired a group of niche publications from American Community Newspapers, expanding the depth and breadth of its news organization.
In acquiring the publications of Columbus Media Enterprises, the company said it is better positioning itself for the future by creating a wide range of niche print and digital products.
“The addition of these titles to our niche print and digital portfolio is a very exciting prospect,” said John F. Wolfe, chief executive officer and chairman of The Dispatch Printing Company. “Putting all of these titles under one roof opens up enormous and exciting possibilities for local readers, subscribers and advertisers.”
The newly acquired publications, which will become part of Dispatch Media Group, include:
Columbus Monthly, an award-winning city magazine for 35 years
Suburban News Publications, a group of 22 community newspapers serving Central Ohio
Columbus C.E.O., a monthly business magazine
A dozen specialty magazine publications, including Columbus Bride, CityGuide, Restaurant Guide and the Official Columbus Visitors Guide
The Other Paper, a news and entertainment weekly
In addition, a handful of supporting niche local news and information websites, including columbusmonthly.com, columbusbride.com and columbuslocalnews.com, will become part of Dispatch Printing’s digital family.
This purchase adds a number of award-winning titles to the roster of print publications produced daily, weekly and monthly by Dispatch Printing Company.
And as the significance of digital content grows for media companies, Wolfe said the acquisition also strengthens the Dispatch Digital Network with the addition of key local websites and their demographics to the number one local news and information digital network in central Ohio — benefitting both readers and advertisers.