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Advance Publications
Advance Publications is a privately held company
www.advance.net
1895
Solomon Neuhaus born in New York City. Later changes name to Samuel Irving Newhouse (Si).
1911
Newhouse works his way up from office boy to managing the Bayonne Times
1920
Newhouse purchases a stake in the Fitchburg Daily News. Newhouse owns the paper for less than a year. After struggling with circulation and revenue, Newhouse makes a deal with the other newspaper in town, The Sentinel, to be bought out. The owner of the Sentinel pays $15,000 to have the Daily News go out of business to ensure that there is only one newspaper remaining.
1922
Newhouse purchases stake in the Staten Island Advance
1923
Newhouse takes over the position of publisher of Staten Island Advance
1932
Newhouse purchases a 51% stake in the Long Island Press from the Ridder brothers for $600,000
1934
Newhouse purchases a 51% stake in the Newark Ledger for $310,000
1939
Newhouse purchases two Syracuse, NY newspapers, the Herald and Journal (from William Randolph Hearst). Both newspapers are combined to form The Syracuse Herald-Journal
1939
Newhouse purchases the Newark Star-Eagle. Combines both newspapers in Newark to form The Star-Ledger
1942
Newhouse purchases Syracuse Post-Standard. Announcement of purchase is delayed until 1944 to avoid criticism from employees that the Syracuse papers would be merged and jobs cut
1945
Newhouse purchases stake in the Jersey Journal
1947
Newhouse associate Edwin Russell purchases the Harrisburg Patriot and Evening News
1948
Newhouse purchases the Harrisburg Telegraph. Less than two months later the newspaper goes out of business
1950
Newhouse purchases The Oregonian for $5.6 million, at the time the largest newspaper sale ever
1955
Newhouse purchases St. Louis Globe-Democrat for $6.5 million, another record
1955
Newhouse purchases Birmingham News and Huntsville Times for a combined $18.7 million, another record
1959
Newhouse acquires Street & Smith magazine group
1959
Newhouse acquires Conde Nast magazine group
1961
Newhouse acquires the Oregon Journal for $8 Million
1962
Newhouse purchases New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper group (includes the Times-Picayune and States-Item) for $42 million, another record
1962
Samuel Newhouse appears on the July 27 cover of Time magazine
1964
Syracuse dedicates its new School of Communications Center in the name of Samuel Newhouse, the largest gift to Syracuse by a living donor
1966
Newhouse acquires three Springfield (Mass) newspapers News, Republican, and Union
1966
Newhouse acquires Mobile Register, Mobile Press and Mississippi Press-Register
1967
Newhouse purchases the Cleveland Plain-Dealer for $54.2 million, another record
1976
Newhouse gains total ownership of the eight Booth newspapers and Parade Magazine for $305 million
1977
Long Island Press ceases operations
1979
Samuel Sr. dies from complications of a stroke. Si Jr. controls the magazine operations while Donald Newhouse oversees the newspapers.
1980
Advance Publications purchases Random House book publishers from RCA for $70 million
1980
Advance sells five television stations to the Times Mirror Publishing Company for $82 million. Part of the funds from the sale helps Advance purchase cable television systems
1980
New Orleans Times-Picayune merges with the Statesman
1981
Advance has over 500,000 cable television subscribers
1982
Advance purchases Fawcett Books from CBS
1982
Portland Oregon Journal merges with the Oregonian
1982
Cleveland Press ceases operations. Advance's Cleveland Plain-Dealer becomes the city's only daily newspaper. Allegations are made against Si. Jr. and Donald that they paid The Press' owner Joseph Cole to go out of business
1983
Advance re-launches Vanity Fair as a glossy celebrity magazine
1984
Advance sells the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
1985
A grand jury begins an anti-trust investigation centering on Advance's role in the demise of the Cleveland Press. Charges are never filed
1986
Random House acquires Fodor's Travel Guides
1988
Random House buys Crown Publishing Group
1995
Newhouse and Time Warner Cable combine cable systems to create large clusters
1998
Advance Publications sells the Random House-Alfred A. Knopf-Crown Publishing group to Bertelsmann
1999
Disney sells Fairchild Publications (W, Jane and Women's Wear Daily) to Advance
2000
Advance acquires a group of newspapers in New Jersey and Easton, PA from MediaNews. Titles include: Gloucester County Times, Today's Sunbeam (Salem), Bridgeton Evening News, and Express-Times (Easton).
2001
Syracuse Herald-Journal closes
2001
Conde Nast Publications closes fashion magazine Mademoiselle
2002
Advance purchases Modern Bride magazine group from Primedia for $52 million
2002
Advance and AOL Time Warner disband their cable partnership. Advance changes the name of its cable operations to Bright House cable.
2003
Forbes magazine estimates the combined worth of Si. Jr. and Donald Newhouse at $15 billion
Newspapers
The Birmingham News (Alabama)
The Huntsville Times (Alabama)
Press-Register (Alabama)
The Times-Picayune (Louisiana)
The Republican (Massachusetts)
Advance Newspapers (Michigan):
Northwest Advance
Northeast Advance
Grand Valley Advance
Cadence
Southwest Advance
Southeast Advance
Penasee Globe
BoothMichigan Newspapers (Michigan):
AnnArbor.com
The Bay City Times
The Flint Journal
The Grand Rapids Press
Jackson Citizen Patriot
Kalamazoo Gazette
Muskegon Chronicle
The Saginaw News
The Community Newspapers (Michigan):
The Burton News
The Clio Messenger
The Davison Flagstaff
The Fenton Press
The Flint Township News
The Flushing Observer
The Grand Blanc News
The Swartz Creek News
The Mississippi Press (Mississippi)
The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
The Times of Trenton (New Jersey)
The Jersey Journal (New Jersey)
Gloucester County Times (New Jersey)
The News of Cumberland County (formerly The Bridgeton News) (New Jersey)
Today's Sunbeam (New Jersey)
Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey)
The Warren Reporter (New Jersey)
The Messenger-Gazette (formerly The Somerset Reporter) (New Jersey)
Independent Press (New Jersey)
Suburban News (New Jersey)
Cranford Chronicle (New Jersey)
Staten Island Advance (New York)
The Post-Standard (New York)
The Plain Dealer (Ohio)
The Sun Newspapers (Suburban Cleveland):
Brunswick Sun
Chagrin Solon Sun
Medina Sun
News Sun
Parma Sun Post
Sun Messenger
Sun Post-Herald
Sun Press
Sun Sentinel
Sun Star Courier
West Shore Sun
The Oregonian (Oregon)
Hillsboro Argus (Oregon)
The Express-Times (Pennsylvania and New Jersey)
The Patriot-News (Pennsylvania)
Portal Websites for Local News:
al.com
cleveland.com
gulflive.com
lehighvalleylive.com
MassLive.com
MLive.com
NJ.com
NOLA.com
ohiosports.com
OregonLive.com
PennLive.com
SILive.com
syracuse.com
Special interest sites:
MardiGras.com
Bestlocaljobs.com
Bestlocalautos.com
Magazines and Journals
Conde Nast Publications:
Allure
Architectural Digest
Bon Appetit
Brides
Brides.com & Brides Local Magazines
Conde Nast House & Garden (U.K)
Conde Nast Johansens (U.K.)
Conde Nast Traveler
Easy Living (U.K.)
Fairchild Publications: Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News, and Fairchild Books
Glamour
Golf Digest
Golf World
GQ
Love (U.K.)
Lucky
M
The New Yorker
Self
Tatler (U.K.)
Teen Vogue
Vanity Fair
Vogue
W
The World of Interiors (U.K.)
Wired
Conde Nast Digital:
Ars Technica
Concierge
Epicurious
Hotel Chatter
Jaunted
Nutrition Data
Reddit
Style
Vegas Chatter
Parade Publications:
Dash
Parade
Parade's Healthy Style
American City Business Journals:
Bizjournals.com, with print editions available in:
Albany
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Birmingham
Boston
Buffalo
Charlotte
Cincinnati
Columbus
Dallas
Dayton
Denver
East Bay
Greensboro
Honolulu
Houston
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Milwaukee
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Nashville
Orlando
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Portland
Raleigh/Durham
Sacramento
St. Louis
San Antonio
San Francisco
San Jose
Seattle
South Florida
Tampa Bay
Washington
Wichita
Hemmings Motor News
SportingNews.com/nascar
Sporting News
SportsBusiness Journal
Sports Business Daily
Michigan Business Review:
Business Review - Oakland
Business Review - Tri-Cities
Business Review - Western Michigan
Cable Television
Bright House Networks (FL, CA, IN, MI, and AL)
Discovery Channel (Majority Ownership)
Other
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“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

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“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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