Pulitzer, Inc.

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Pulitzer, Inc.
Public
Industry Television, Newspapers
Fate Acquired by Lee Enterprises
(television stations sold to Hearst-Argyle Television)
Successor Hearst-Argyle Television
Lee Enterprises
Founded 1947
Defunct 2005
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Area served
Flag of the United States.svg United States (Nationwide)
Key people
David J. Barrett,
(President/COO)
Products Television, Newspapers
Revenue Increase $785.4 million USD (2006)
Increase $228.8 million USD (2006)
Increase $98.7 million USD (2006)
Number of employees
approx. 3000 (full time)

Pulitzer Inc. 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.

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 — nine television stations and five radio stations — to Hearst-Argyle.[4]

Television stations owned (until 1998)[edit]

  • (**) – Indicates that it was built and signed on by Pulitzer.
City of License / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Tucson, Arizona KVOA 4 (23) 1968–1972 NBC affiliate owned by Cordillera Communications
Orlando - Daytona Beach - Melbourne WESH 2 (11) 1993–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Fort Wayne WPTA 21 (24) 1983–1989 ABC affiliate owned by Quincy Media
Des Moines - Ames KCCI 8 (8) 1993–1998 CBS affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Louisville WLKY-TV 32 (26) 1983–1998 CBS affiliate owned by Hearst Television
New Orleans WDSU 6 (43) 1989–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
St. Louis KSD-TV ** 5 (35) 1947–1983 NBC affiliate, KSDK, owned by Tegna, Inc.
Omaha - Council Bluffs KETV 7 (20) 1976–1998 ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Albuquerque - Santa Fe KOAT 7 (7) 1969–1998 ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Winston-Salem - Greensboro - High Point WXII-TV 12 (31) 1983–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Harrisburg - Lancaster - York WGAL 8 (8) 1979–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Providence - New Bedford WTEV-TV/WLNE-TV 6 (49) 1979–1983 ABC affiliate owned by Citadel Communications
Greenville - Spartanburg - Asheville WFBC-TV/WYFF 4 (36) 1985–1998 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television

Competition[edit]

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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2012-07-08.  Hearst-Argyle Television complete acquisition of Pulitzer broadcast

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