The Columbus Dispatch (2024)

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  • Access to the eNewspaper, an exact digital replica of the print edition. You can access the eNewspaper directly at dispatch.com/eNewspaper.
  • Unlimited Full Access every day to dispatch.com
  • Breaking news alerts and updates on our tablet and smartphone apps. You can personalize your news alerts, swipe, and scroll through stories faster, and bookmark them to save and read later. To unlock unlimited access, sign into your account in the app.
  • Newsletters tailored to specific topics our readers want more of. Newsletters can be sent right to your inbox. Sign up for one (or all of them) today at dispatch.com/newsletters.
  • EZ Pay:With EZ Pay, you authorize us to automatically charge the credit card you indicate every month 0 to 14 days prior to the expiration of your then current subscription term, for the duration of your subscription or until you notify us otherwise. Any outstanding balance will be processed with the first EZ Pay charge.
  • Cancellation:If at any time you decide to cancel your subscription, which you can do at any time, you may contact customer service. You must cancel your subscription before it automatically renews for a subsequent period to avoid being charged for the next period's subscription fee. If you cancel your subscription, the cancellation will become effective at the end of the then current subscription period. Gannett does not provide credits, refunds, or prorated billing for any subscription cancelled mid-period. In such a circ*mstance you will continue to have access to your subscription for the remainder of the subscription period. We reserve the right, however, to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit in one instance, we are under no obligation to issue the same refund or credit in the future.

Digital Access subscriptions (Subscribed on or after April 1, 2024):

  • Digital Access subscriptions:Subscriptions do not include print supplements, eNewspaper access, or Crossword.
  • Unlimited Full Access every day to dispatch.com
  • Breaking news alerts and updates on our tablet and smartphone apps. You can personalize your news alerts, swipe, and scroll through stories faster, and bookmark them to save and read later. To unlock unlimited access, sign into your account in the app.
  • Newsletters tailored to specific topics our readers want more of. Newsletters can be sent right to your inbox. Sign up for one (or all of them) today at dispatch.com/newsletters.
  • EZ Pay:With EZ Pay, you authorize us to automatically charge the credit card you indicate every month 0 to 14 days prior to the expiration of your then current subscription term, for the duration of your subscription or until you notify us otherwise. Any outstanding balance will be processed with the first EZ Pay charge.
  • Cancellation:If at any time you decide to cancel your subscription, which you can do at any time, you may contact customer service. You must cancel your subscription before it automatically renews for a subsequent period to avoid being charged for the next period's subscription fee. If you cancel your subscription, the cancellation will become effective at the end of the then current subscription period. Gannett does not provide credits, refunds, or prorated billing for any subscription cancelled mid-period. In such a circ*mstance you will continue to have access to your subscription for the remainder of the subscription period. We reserve the right, however, to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit in one instance, we are under no obligation to issue the same refund or credit in the future.

eNewspaper subscriptions:

  • eNewspaper Access subscriptions: Subscriptions do not include print supplements or Crossword.
  • Unlimited Full Access every day the eNewspaper at dispatch.com/eNewspaper.
  • EZ Pay:With EZ Pay, you authorize us to automatically charge the credit card you indicate every month 0 to 14 days prior to the expiration of your then current subscription term, for the duration of your subscription or until you notify us otherwise. Any outstanding balance will be processed with the first EZ Pay charge.
  • Cancellation:If at any time you decide to cancel your subscription, which you can do at any time, you may contact customer service. You must cancel your subscription before it automatically renews for a subsequent period to avoid being charged for the next period's subscription fee. If you timely cancel your subscription, the cancellation will become effective at the end of the then current subscription period. Gannett does not provide credits, refunds, or prorated billing for any subscription cancelled mid-period. In such a circ*mstance you will continue to have access to your subscription for the remainder of the subscription period. We reserve the right, however, to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we issue a refund or credit in one instance, we are under no obligation to issue the same refund or credit in the future.

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Premium Editions 2023:1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 12/3, 12/17

Non-Print Days 2023:1/2, 5/29, 7/4, 9/4, 11/23, 12/25

Premium Editions 2024:1/7, 2/18, 3/24, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/22, 10/20, 12/22

Non-Print Days 2024:1/1, 5/27, 7/4, 9/2, 11/28, 12/25

The Columbus Dispatch (2024)

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How many people read the Columbus Dispatch? ›

The Columbus Dispatch
The November 5, 2008 front page of The Columbus Dispatch
TypeDaily newspaper
Circulation35,235 daily 48,899 Sunday (as of 2022)
ISSN1074-097X
Websitedispatch.com
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How old is the Columbus Dispatch? ›

The Columbus Dispatch began publishing in 1871, making it our city's longest running newspaper still in existence.

What state is the Columbus Dispatch in? ›

The Columbus Dispatch: Columbus, Ohio, News, Politics & Sports.

What is the largest newspaper in Ohio? ›

The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper and top advertising source.

Is The Columbus Dispatch still being printed? ›

Our online site's home page, section fronts and advertising products will remain accessible to anyone, even without a subscription. Some content is designated for subscribers only. We will continue to sell single copy print editions of the newspaper at retail outlets.

How much did The Columbus Dispatch sell for? ›

New Media, the holding company for GateHouse Media, bought The Columbus Dispatch for $47 million.

Is The Columbus Dispatch a liberal newspaper? ›

A plurality of all respondents rated Columbus Dispatch as Lean Left.

Where is Columbus Dispatch printed? ›

Columbus Dispatch moving print production to Indianapolis.

Who owns The Columbus Dispatch? ›

New Media, the holding company for GateHouse Media, bought The Columbus Dispatch for $47 million. February 2016: The Dispatch editorial operations move to a new Downtown location, 62 E. Broad St. A new sign is installed above the entrance to the building on Feb.

Who used to own The Columbus Dispatch? ›

March 3, 1901: Color comics are published for the first time. 1905: The Wolfe family buys the newspaper. The newspaper changed hands many times in its early years until brothers Harry Preston Wolfe and Robert Frederick Wolfe buy what by then was called The Columbus Evening Dispatch.

What days does The Columbus Dispatch print? ›

The Dispatch will soon move to producing five print editions per week, Publisher Peter Imes has announced. The last Monday print edition will publish Nov. 7. After that, The Dispatch will continue printing Tuesday through Friday, as well as on Sunday morning.

What is the largest newspaper in Columbus Ohio? ›

The Columbus Dispatch is the only daily newspaper serving all of the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan market. Both the print and online arms of Ohio's Greatest Home Newspaper are committed to providing the most accurate, timely and in-depth news and information to the Columbus metropolitan area.

What is the bias rating for The Columbus Dispatch? ›

The bias meter value for The Columbus Dispatch is -0.80.

What is the Columbus Metropolitan Library ranked? ›

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated the best library system in the nation, nudging the Cuyahoga County Public Library from the top spot. This is the third time the city's library system has achieved the top ranking from Hennen's American Public Library Rating.

How many people read Seattle Times? ›

Winner of 11 Pulitzer Prizes, The Seattle Times reaches about 566,900 readers daily and more than 717,700 on Sundays with compelling, original, local content.

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