Townhall

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Townhall
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The logo of Townhall
Type of site
News and opinion website, magazine
Available in English
Owner Salem Media Group
Editor Jonathan Garthwaite
Website townhall.com
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional, required to comment
Launched March 2, 1995; 23 years ago (1995-03-02)[1]
Current status Online

Townhall is an American politically conservative website and print magazine. Previously published by the Heritage Foundation, it is now owned and operated by Salem Communications. The website features more than 80 columns (both syndicated and exclusive) by a variety of writers and commentators, who often appear as guest commentators on the Fox News Channel.[citation needed]

The website also publishes news articles from the Associated Press, and provides 5 minutes of radio news detailing stories from around the world every hour for 24 hours a day.[2]

History[edit]

Townhall.com was founded in 1995 as one of the first conservative internet communities. In 2005, Townhall.com split off from The Heritage Foundation.

In May 2006, Salem Communications acquired Townhall.com and relaunched the site with the addition of podcasts of Salem's network and local talk shows, blogs run by Salem talk show hosts and the ability for any user to set up a blog on the Townhall.com network.[3][4] The website provides an extensive selection of opinion columns and news items presented from a conservative viewpoint.[5]

In January 2008, TownHall.com launched Townhall Magazine, a monthly conservative news magazine. In addition to exclusive content for the magazine, Townhall Magazine carries contributions from Townhall.com readers.[6]

In February 2011, TownHall.com re-launched TownhallFinance.com, a daily financial and investment site dedicated to conservative financial commentary, under the editorship of John Ransom, who also writes a daily column on Washington and Wall Street. In 2018, Jerry Bowyer became editor of the site. Additionally the site carried financial commentary from CNBC's Larry Kudlow until Kudlow went on leave to become head of the President's Council of Economic Advisors. It currently carries Fox Business Network analyst Charles Payne, former editor, John Ransom and Cato Institute economist Daniel J. Mitchell.

Content[edit]

Townhall.com features more than 80 columns (both syndicated and exclusive) by a variety of writers. Notable commentators include Dennis Prager, Neal Boortz, Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Souza, Larry Elder, Marina Medvin, Pat Buchanan, Jonah Goldberg, John Hawkins, Paul Jacob, Paul Kengor, David Limbaugh, Katie Pavlich, Michael Savage, Michelle Malkin, Susan Stamper Brown, Michael Reagan, Thomas Sowell, Jacob Sullum, Matt Lewis, Amanda Carpenter, Jeb Bush, Lisa De Pasquale, Bruce Bialosky, Cal Thomas, and Walter E. Williams. It also publishes news from the Associated Press and provides 5 minutes of radio news detailing stories from around the world every hour for 24 hours a day. Its columnists often appear as guest commentators on C-SPAN, MSNBC, CNN, and the Fox News Channel.[citation needed]

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