Pulitzer, Inc. was an American media company who owned newspapers, television stations and radio stations across the United States. Founded by Joseph Pulitzer (who also funded the Pulitzer Prizes, which are not affiliated with the company), its papers included the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), and Chicago's Daily Southtown and Lerner Newspapers chain.

Pulitzer, Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryTelevision, Newspapers
FateAcquired by Lee Enterprises
(television stations sold to Hearst-Argyle Television)
SuccessorHearst-Argyle Television
Lee Enterprises
HeadquartersSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Area served
United States (nationwide)
Key people
David J. Barrett,
ProductsTelevision, Newspapers
RevenueIncrease $785.4 million USD (2006)
Increase $228.8 million USD (2006)
Increase $98.7 million USD (2006)
Number of employees
approx. 3000 (full time)

Ownership edit

Pulitzer Inc., which published 14 daily newspapers at the time, was sold to Lee Enterprises for $1.5 billion in 2005 (with both Gannett and the E. W. Scripps Company expressing interest[1] in buying the company prior to Lee's acquisition).[2] Pulitzer had previously acquired Scripps League's 16 daily and 30 non-daily publications in 1996.[3]

In 1998, Pulitzer sold its broadcast group, including nine television stations and five radio stations, to Hearst-Argyle.[4]

Television stations owned (until 1998) edit

  • (**) – indicates station built and signed on by Pulitzer
City of License / Market Station Channel
Years owned Subsequent status
Tucson, AZ KVOA 4 (23) 1968–1972 NBC affiliate owned by Allen Media Group
OrlandoDaytona BeachMelbourne, FL WESH 2 (11) 1993–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Fort Wayne, IN WPTA 21 (24) 1983–1989 ABC affiliate owned by Gray Television
Des MoinesAmes, IA KCCI 8 (8) 1993–1998 CBS affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Louisville, KY WLKY 32 (26) 1983–1998 CBS affiliate owned by Hearst Television
New Orleans, LA WDSU 6 (43) 1989–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
St. Louis, MO KSD-TV/KSDK ** 5 (35) 1947–1983 NBC affiliate owned by Tegna Inc.
Omaha, NECouncil Bluffs, IA KETV 7 (20) 1976–1998 ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
AlbuquerqueSanta Fe, NM KOAT-TV 7 (7) 1969–1998 ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
High Point, NC
WXII-TV 12 (31) 1983–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
HarrisburgLancasterYork, PA WGAL 8 (8) 1979–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Providence, RINew Bedford, MA WTEV-TV/
6 (49) 1979–1983 ABC affiliate owned by Standard Media
GreenvilleSpartanburg, SCAsheville, NC WFBC-TV/WYFF 4 (36) 1983–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television

References edit

  1. ^ "Gannett, Scripps consider Pulitzer purchase".
  2. ^ Steinberg, Jacques (February 1, 2005). "Pulitzer to Be Acquired by Lee Enterprises". New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ Jones, Dow (July 5, 1996). "Pulitzer Acquires Scripps League". New York Times. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Hearst Corporation". Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2012-07-08. Hearst-Argyle Television complete acquisition of Pulitzer broadcast

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