The Award-Winning Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch and its website,, were honored during the 2017 Ohio Associated Press Media Editor's annual conference and awards. 

The Columbus Dispatch won 26 awards, and 8 of them were first-place awards, including Zachariah, best feature writer; Theodore Decker, best columnist; Joe Kiefer, best headline writer; Justin Gilbert, best graphic artist and best informational graphic; Tom Reed, best sports enterprise; Adam Cairns, best news photo; and Eric Albrecht, best feature photo.


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.

The Columbus Dispatch is read by more than 770,000 Central Ohio adults each week making it the perfect place for your marketing message. Dispatch readers are generally highly educated, affluent and have money to spend on things they want or need.

In addition to the incredible reach The Columbus Dispatch also offers more than 20 highly targeted special sections each year which give advertisers the opportunity to reach customers who are actively seeking out their message. Click this link to download a copy of the 2018 Columbus Dispatch Special Section List

 Source: Nielsen Scarborough Research Columbus OH 2017R2 Base: Columbus DMA. Based on INA. 

The Columbus Dispatch, Student Press Law Center receive Pulliam First Amendment Award

The Columbus Dispatch and the Student Press Law Center have been awarded the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for their fight against hidden campus crime rates and how crime is handled. 

Presented by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists' educational foundation, the award and its $10,000 prize recognize a person or organization that has fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. It is given in memory of Eugene S. Pulliam, publisher of The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News from 1975 until his death in 1999. He was a staunch supporter of the First Amendment. Click here for a list of previous honorees. 

In 2014, the Columbus Dispatch, with help from the Student Press Law Center, did an investigative series on campus security titled “Campus Insecurity.” You can read the full publication here.


The Columbus Dispatch is Being Recognized

Dispatch Media Group was recently commended in an April 6 article published by the International Newsmedia Marketing Association. The article, entitled Marketing Columbus Dispatch’s “brand essence” delivers data-driven, measurable audience results, details the customer-focused changes that have re-branded Dispatch into an industry leader. Scott Stines, the article’s author, said he decided to reach out when he heard about the company’s “38% increase in year-over-year voluntary starts, 46% increase in younger (younger than 50) subscribers, 7% more total starts, and 16% fewer stops.” Broad-based industry research, consulting partnerships, and results-focused changes have created an exponentially positive experience for Dispatch’sreaders and advertisers alike. The numbers don’t lie. Read the full article.