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Friday, March 03, 2006

Who owns what

I went to a trusted source for media news - the Columbia Journalism Review and found the following:

Advance Publications owns the Patriot News. It is a privately held company - http://www.advance.net/

Advance Publications owns both the Patriot News and PennLive. It owns PennLive through it's Advance Internet company, which:

"is a leading creator of local news and information web sites, created in alliance with over 30 newspapers owned and operated by Advance Publications Inc. Our local web sites provide consumers with information that is relevant to their day-to-day lives. From breaking news to local sports, travel destinations to weather, dining and bar guides to health and fitness, our web sites are the #1 local online destinations for news, information, jobs, autos, real estate and much more. We offer advertisers the opportunity to be part of an active, dynamic online marketplace. To learn more about our advertising opportunities, click here.
President: Peter Weinberger"

In turn, Advance Internet is owned by Advance.net, which:

"oversees the Internet vision and strategy for Advance Publications, Inc., includes CondéNet and Advance Internet. Advance.net's companies build premier independent brands on the Internet, with long-term real value that extend Advance Publications, Inc.'s consumer franchises into the online medium. Over the past five years, CondéNet, working with the magazines of Condé Nast, has created national brands including concierge.com, epicurious.com and style.com. During this same period, Advance Internet, working with Advance Publications' newspapers, has developed local brands including nj.com, cleveland.com and oregonlive.com. Advance.net is owned by Advance Publications, Inc., a privately held media company.
Chairman: Steven Newhouse"

So, both PennLive and the Patriot are owned by the same media conglomorate.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like the way PennLive.com treats you, why do you hang out there? They have just as much right to police their forums in a manner that they consider to be appropriate as you do to ask (or order) an unwelcome guest to leave your house.

March 10, 2006  

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