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The Springfield News-Sun is a daily newspaper published in Springfield, Ohio, by Cox Enterprises, which also publishes the Dayton Daily News . Both newspapers contain similar editorial content, but tailor their local news coverage to the area served. The News-Sun primarily serves Springfield and Urbana, in southwestern Ohio. While the Springfield News-Sun's newsroom is in downtown Springfield, the newspaper is published in Dayton.
The newspaper has won nearly 100 Ohio Associated Press Awards, including a General Excellence Award. Nearly 90% of adults in Clark County read the Springfield News-Sun over the course of a month.[ citation needed ] Its website, SpringfieldNewsSun.com, is updated 7 days a week and features local breaking news.
Springfield's daily newspaper has been serving residents of Clark and Champaign counties since 1817. The newspaper's lineage can be traced back to the first publication in Clark County called The Farmer. Over the 1800s and 1900s the name would change several times. The Springfield Daily Democrat merged with The Press Republic in 1905 eventually becoming The Springfield Daily News; The Springfield Daily News and The Sun publications merged in 1982 to form the current name Springfield News-Sun, making this one of the longest continuously-running newspaper publications in the region.
In late 2010, Cox Enterprises merged all of its local media holdings under the CMG Ohio brand and consolidated locations to the Cox Media Group Ohio Media Center in Dayton. In addition to its print publications, holdings include broadcast media WHIO-TV, MeTV WHIO Classic Television and radio stations WHIO (AM)-FM, K99.1FM WHKO, and WZLR The Eagle.
In 2019, Cox Enterprises sold the company's portfolio of media, radio and television to Apollo Global Management, Inc., which included the sale of Cox's Ohio newspapers. After the initial sale of the newspapers, the Federal Communications Commission said that Apollo would have to stop publishing a daily newspaper in the Dayton market to comply with new FCC rulings about companies owning television, radio and newspapers in the same market. In early 2020, Cox Enterprises repurchased the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News, which allowed the newspapers to continue printing 7 days a week.
In March 2020, Jana Collier was named publisher of the newly formed Ohio Newspapers brand. Upon her retirement at the end of 2022, Suzanne Klopfenstein was named the new publisher and assumed her role in the beginning of 2023. Klopfenstein has 30 years of media experience, including serving as the senior director of sales for Cox First Media. Ashley Bethard became editor and chief content officer of Cox First Media in January 2022.
On March 5, 2023, the newspaper announced that, due to cost issues, starting on May 6, it would no longer produce printed newspapers on Saturdays. Digital products, including its online newspaper (branded as ePaper which is available online or in the company's app), would continue to be published on Saturdays .
James Middleton Cox was an American businessman and politician who served as the 46th and 48th governor of Ohio, and a two-term U.S. Representative from Ohio. As the Democratic nominee for President of the United States at the 1920 presidential election, he lost in a landslide to fellow Ohioan Warren G. Harding. His running mate was future president Franklin D. Roosevelt. He founded the chain of newspapers that continues today as Cox Enterprises, a media conglomerate.
WKEF is a television station in Dayton, Ohio, United States, affiliated with ABC, Fox, and MyNetworkTV. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which provides certain services to Dabl affiliate WRGT-TV under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with Cunningham Broadcasting. However, Sinclair effectively owns WRGT-TV as the majority of Cunningham's stock is owned by the family of deceased group founder Julian Smith. Both stations share studios on Corporate Place in Miamisburg, while WKEF's transmitter is located off South Gettysburg Avenue in southwest Dayton.
The Western Star was a weekly newspaper published for 206 years, from February 13, 1807, to January 17, 2013. It had been the oldest weekly newspaper in Ohio, second oldest of any sort in Ohio after the daily Chillicothe Gazette, and the oldest paper bearing its original name published west of the Appalachian Mountains until it ceased publication with its January 17, 2013 printed edition. It had been published on Thursdays by Cox Media Group Ohio, the communications company founded by former Ohio Governor James Middleton Cox. Its coverage area was primarily Lebanon and southern Warren County.
Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held global conglomerate headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, with approximately 55,000 employees and $21 billion in total revenue. Its major operating subsidiaries are Cox Communications and Cox Automotive. The company's major national brands include AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim Auctions and more.
The Miami Valley is the land area surrounding the Great Miami River in southwest Ohio, USA, and includes the Little Miami, Mad, and Stillwater rivers as well. Geographically, it includes Dayton, Springfield, Middletown, Hamilton, and other communities. The name is derived from the Miami Indians.
WDTN is a television station in Dayton, Ohio, United States, affiliated with NBC. It is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which provides certain services to Springfield, Ohio–licensed WBDT, a de facto owned-and-operated station of The CW, under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with Vaughan Media. The two stations share studios on South Dixie Drive in Moraine.
The Dayton Daily News (DDN) is a daily newspaper published in Dayton, Ohio. It is owned by Cox Enterprises, Inc., a privately held global conglomerate headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, with approximately 55,000 employees and $21 billion in total revenue. Its major operating subsidiaries are Cox Communications, Cox Automotive, and Ohio Newspapers.
WHIO-TV is a television station in Dayton, Ohio, United States, affiliated with CBS. It has been owned by Cox Media Group since its inception, making it one of two stations that have been built and signed on by Cox. WHIO-TV's transmitter is located off Germantown Street in the Highview Hills neighborhood of southwest Dayton. It shares facilities with sister properties the Dayton Daily News and Cox's Miami Valley radio stations in the Cox Media Center building on South Main Street near downtown Dayton.
The Middletown Journal was a morning newspaper published in Middletown, Ohio, United States seven days a week by Cox Media Group. The paper was printed at Cox's plant in Franklin, Ohio, and distributed in Butler and Warren Counties. In September 2013, Cox Media Group Ohio announced that The Middletown Journal would cease to exist effective November 1, 2013, when the paper was merged with the Hamilton JournalNews into a new publication, the Journal-News.
The Delaware Gazette is an American daily newspaper published in Delaware, Ohio. It is owned by AIM Media Midwest.
WHIO – branded AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO – is a commercial talk AM radio station licensed to serve Dayton, Ohio and covering the Dayton metropolitan area. Owned by Cox Media Group, the WHIO studios are located at the Cox Media Center building in Dayton, while the transmitter is located in nearby Kettering. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WHIO is simulcast full-time on WHIO-FM (95.7) and is available online.
The Miami Valley Channel, known at various times as UPN 44 and UPN 17, was a local cable television channel based in Dayton, Ohio. MVC launched in September 1994 and ceased operations at the end of 2006. Owned and operated by Cox Media Group, through its local CBS affiliate, WHIO-TV, the channel was available in the Miami Valley area of Ohio on Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, as well as Time Warner's predecessor companies.
WZLR, known as "95-3 and 101-1 The Eagle," is a radio station broadcasting a 1980s classic hits format. Licensed to Xenia, Ohio, United States, it serves the Dayton area. According to the Federal Communications Commission's website, the station has transmitted at 6,000 watts since 1998. Its studios are co-located with the Dayton Daily News, WHIO-AM-FM-TV and two more radio stations in the Cox Media Center building near downtown Dayton. WZLR has a transmitter in Xenia and translator on the WHIO-TV tower in Germantown, Ohio. The station is currently owned by Cox Media Group.
The following is a list of media in Dayton, Ohio, United States.
CMG Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate principally owned by Apollo Global Management in conjunction with Cox Enterprises, which maintains a 29% minority stake in the company. The company primarily owns radio and television stations—many of which are located in the South, Pacific Northwest, Eastern Midwest, and Northeast, and the regional cable news network Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC).
The Record Herald, earlier known as Washington C.H. Record-Herald is an American daily newspaper published weekdays and Saturdays in Washington Court House, Ohio. It is owned by AIM Media Midwest.
The Times–Gazette is a daily newspaper published weekdays and Saturdays in Hillsboro, Ohio. It is owned by AIM Media Midwest, a subsidiary of AIM Media Management.
The Fairborn Daily Herald is an American daily newspaper serving the city of Fairborn, Ohio, and adjoining communities such as Enon, Yellow Springs and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Most of its circulation is in Greene County.
The News Journal is an American newspaper and multimedia site (wnewsj.com) published in print two days per week in Wilmington, Ohio, covering Clinton County. It is owned by AIM Media, based in McAllen, Texas.
The Journal-News is a daily newspaper published by Cox Enterprises in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio, United States. It formed in 2013 from the merger of the Hamilton JournalNews in Hamilton and The Middletown Journal in Middletown. Journal-News is intended to be a full-size daily newspaper with minimal coverage of Cincinnati and Dayton. It shares staff and resources with its sister publication, the Dayton Daily News and competes with The Cincinnati Enquirer.