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Media General Group

Overview

This profile considers the US Media General group.


Introduction

Media General centres on publishing and broadcast operations in the Southeast US with interests in newspapers, television stations and interactive media. It traces its history to newspapers founded in antebellum Virginia.

Major publishing assets include The Tampa Tribune, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Winston-Salem Journal and 22 other daily newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina. The group encompasses around 100 other periodicals. It has a 20% interest in The Denver Post.

Media General's 26 network-affiliated television stations reach over 30% of the television households in the Southeast and nearly 8% of those in the United States. Media General has a 33% interest in SP Newsprint Co., which operates newsprint mills in Georgia and Oregon.