The Columbus Dispatch

Media Information

At a Glance

Coverage area:
Central Ohio

221,547 Sunday, 127,894 daily

840,963 adults reached every week

In May 2015, for the fifth time in seven years, The Columbus Dispatch was named the best large newspaper in the state by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Association. Much like the Ohio State football team we cover better than anybody else, we’re the defending champs. How has our name appeared at the top of the Buckeye State’s journalism rankings so consistently throughout the years? We like to think it’s because, as the old coach himself, Woody Hayes, was fond of saying: You win with people.

Central Ohio’s largest newsroom is filled with editors, reporters, artists, photographers and researchers who aren’t afraid to speak truth to power. Now and forever, we are our readers’ watchdog. And in this age of tweets, Tumblrs, iPhones and Instagrams, Dispatch readers realize that newspapers remain the undisputed champion when it comes to letting them know what’s happened — and why, and what’s next — with the right mix of depth and analysis, insight and humor, access and presentation. We want to stimulate minds. Put smiles on faces. Raise blood pressures. And, most of all, inspire thought, feeling and action.

We’re GateHouse Media’s largest newspaper — big enough to affect change at the Statehouse and City Hall but small enough that everyone at the paper knows everyone else. We’re forward-thinking: In addition to, and tons of other great Dispatch Digital sites, apps and publications, the Dispatch print edition debuted in a first-of-its-kind size and format in early 2013.


Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

Awarded to The Columbus Dispatch and Student Press Law Center for their fight against hidden campus crime rates and how crime is handled.


Ohio Associated Press Media Editors

Awarded The Dispatch 32 awards, 13 of which were First-Place awards.


AP Society of Ohio and Press Club of Cleveland named top newspaper website in Ohio

Contact Us

The Columbus Dispatch
5300 Crosswind Drive
Columbus, OH 43228

Main office – 614-461-5000
Advertising –
Subscriptions – 877-734-7728

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