The Award-Winning Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch and its website,, were honored during the 2019 Ohio Associated Press Media Editor's annual conference and awards. 

For the sixth straight year, The Dispatch was named the best among the state’s largest newspapers. was also awarded first place for best digital presence at the awards ceremony Saturday.

In total, the Dispatch staff earned 31 awards, including the Ohio APME’s Rising Star, which is given to people with less than five years of journalism experience. Jennifer Smola, The Dispatch’s higher-education reporter, won that award.


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 580,000 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 and Dispatch Media Group 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 Columbus Dispatch Special Section List

 Source: Nielsen Scarborough Research Columbus OH 2019R1 Base: Columbus DMA. Based on INA.