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Columbus Alive (also presented as ALIVE) is a free weekly news publication serving Columbus, Ohio. The newspaper focuses on local music, art, dining, film and culture and is distributed on Thursdays. The publication was acquired by The Columbus Dispatch in the first half of 2006 and the circulation is approximately 55,000. In 2015, the Dispatch was acquired by New Media Investment Group.[1]

Columbus Alive
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Owner(s)New Media Investment Group
PublisherRay Paprocki
HeadquartersColumbus, Ohio
Sister newspapersThe Columbus Dispatch

Before the paper was sold, the publisher was Sally Crane (of the Crane Plastics family). In the early 2000s, while still operated by Ms. Crane, the paper had significant gay & lesbian, environmental, and political reporting and commentary, including the columns of Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis.

Columbus Alive's coverage of the local music scene includes artists who have spread their influence beyond the city, such as Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons, [1], Lydia Loveless,[2], and Erica Blinn. [3], [4]


  1. ^ Malone, JD (2015-06-16). "New Media completes acquisition of 'Dispatch'". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2015-07-03.

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