Times Mirror Company

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The Times Mirror Company was an American newspaper and print media publisher. It had its roots in the Mirror Printing and Binding House, a commercial printing company founded in 1873, and the Los Angeles Times (originally the Los Angeles Daily Times), which was first published in 1881 and printed by the aforementioned company. The two operations were purchased and combined in 1884 to form the Times Mirror Company.[1]

In 1960, Times Mirror acquired New American Library (NAL) and later sold it in 1983 to Odyssey Partners, a private investing group, and Ira J. Hechler, a private investor.[2]

As of 1983, Times Mirror owned not only the Los Angeles Times but also The Denver Post, The Dallas Times Herald and the Hartford Courant.[2] Times Mirror also owned C.V. Mosby Company which published college textbooks and reference books. They also owned Harry N. Abrams—a publisher of art and photography books.[2]

Subsequent acquisitions, such as air navigation publisher Jeppesen in 1961 and The Baltimore Sun in 1986, expanded the company's portfolio.[3] The company was acquired by the Tribune Company in 2000.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Times Mirror Company - Lehman Brothers Collection". www.library.hbs.edu. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Mcdowell, Edwin (1983-11-08). "TIMES MIRROR IS SELLING NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  3. ^ GOLDMAN, JOHN J.; BROOKS, NANCY RIVERA (1986-05-29). "$600-Million Sale : Times Mirror to Purchase Sun Papers in Baltimore". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  4. ^ Barringer, Felicity; Holson, Laura M. (2000-03-14). "MULTIMEDIA DEAL: THE DEAL; Tribune Company Agrees to Buy Times Mirror". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-21.