Advance Publications

Advance Publications, Inc. is an American media company owned by the descendants of S.I. Newhouse Sr., Donald Newhouse and S.I. Newhouse Jr. It is named after the Staten Island Advance, the first newspaper owned by the Newhouse family, in which Sam Newhouse bought a controlling interest in 1922.[2] The company is nominally headquartered in the Advance offices in Staten Island's Grasmere neighborhood, though Advance has never had an official headquarters.[3]

As of October 2014, it was ranked as the 44th largest privately held company in the United States, according to Forbes.[4] Crain's ranked Advance Publications the 4th largest private company in the New York area in 2012.

In addition to holding publishing and communication assets, Advance serves as the holding company for the family's 31% stake in cable entertainment company Discovery Inc.[5] Advance also owns a 13% stake in Charter Communications, which it received when Bright House Networks merged with Charter.[6][7] In August 2018, Advance/Newhouse ("A/N") notified Charter Communications that it intends to establish a credit facility collateralized by a portion of Advance/Newhouse Common Units in Charter Communications Holdings, LLC.[8] That same month, Condé Nast CEO announced his five-year strategy to generate $600 million in new revenue from new revenue streams while driving costs out of the business.[9]

Directly and through various subsidiaries, the group owns Discovery channel, Condé Nast, the popular digital news website Wired, Lycos, Angelfire, Tripod and is the majority shareholder in Reddit.[10]

Advance Publications, Inc.
IndustryMass media
FounderSamuel Irving Newhouse Sr.
HeadquartersStaten Island,
New York City
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Steven Newhouse
Thomas Summer
Donald Newhouse
ProductsNewspapers, News & Information Websites, Magazines, Television
RevenueDecrease US$2.4 billion (2016)[1]
OwnerNewhouse family
Number of employees
SubsidiariesAdvance Local
American City Business Journals
Condé Nast

See also


  1. ^ "Advance Publications," Accessed February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Flamm, Matthew. "Advance Publications at crossroads". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  3. ^ Flamm, Matthew (November 21, 2010). "Advance Publications at crossroads". Crain's New York. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "America's Largest Private Companies," Accessed February 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Flamm, Matthew (December 13, 2010). "Advance Publications waving around $500M". Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Newhouse Broadcasting reports 13 pct stake in Charter Communications". Reuters. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Charter Communications Agrees to Acquire Time Warner Cable". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Charter Prices $500 Million Senior Secured Notes -". Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  9. ^ "Despite Ups and Downs This Year, Condé Nast's CEO Is Creating a Model That's 'Built to Last'". Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  10. ^ Greenberg, Juliane (28 July 2015). "For the Record: The Relationship Between WIRED and Reddit". Wired. Retrieved 29 January 2019.

Further reading

  • Lindauer, Wilson B. "Advance Publications Inc.". International Directory of Company Histories. Retrieved 2018-05-28 – via
  • Maier, Thomas (1994). Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power, and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind it. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-11481-7.

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Advance Digital

Advance Digital provides sales and content strategy, product development and technology to the Advance Local media group, part of Advance Publications. Advance Publications is an American media company owned by the descendants of Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr.

Advance Local operates 12 local news and information websites affiliated more than 30 newspapers. Its headquarters are at 1 World Trade Center in

New York, New York. Advance Digital's headquarters are located at the Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The unit's Advance Digital name was established December 16, 2011; its previous name was Advance Internet. Its president is Peter Weinberger. The president of Advance Local, established in 2010 and based in New York, is Randy Siegel.Advance Local web sites provide local information such as breaking news, local sports, travel destinations, weather, dining, bar guides and health and fitness. was an online newspaper that covered local news of Ann Arbor, Michigan and the surrounding Washtenaw County, Michigan. In 2013 was transitioned to along with Advance Publications other Michigan newspapers and renamed The Ann Arbor News.

Booth Newspapers

Booth Newspapers, or Booth Michigan, was a media company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Booth owned eight newspapers in the state of Michigan. Founded by George Gough Booth with his two brothers, Booth Newspapers was sold to Advance Publications (a Samuel I. Newhouse property), which purchased it in 1976 for $305 million, a record at the time.

Booth Newspapers owned The Ann Arbor News which ceased printing in July 2009 and was re-established as with a Thursday and Sunday newspaper and website independent of the other Booth properties. In 2013 joined MLive Media Group, which was established in 2012 as the Michigan brand for Advance Publications. At that time,'s web presence was integrated with the other Michigan properties under the URL and the newspaper returned to its historical identity as The Ann Arbor News.

Other MLive Media Group newspaper publications include The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, The Saginaw News and Advance Newspapers, the company also maintains newsrooms in Lansing & Detroit.

All of Advance Publications’ Michigan content is published on

Charlie Baker

Charles Duane Baker Jr. (born November 13, 1956) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 72nd Governor of Massachusetts since January 8, 2015. A Republican, he was a cabinet official under two Governors of Massachusetts and served ten years as chief executive officer (CEO) of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Raised in Needham, Massachusetts, Baker graduated from Harvard and obtained an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In 1991, he became Massachusetts Undersecretary of Health and Human Services under Governor Bill Weld. In 1992, he was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services of Massachusetts. He later served as Secretary of Administration and Finance under Weld and his successor, Paul Cellucci.

After working in government for eight years, Baker left to become CEO of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and later Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a non-profit health benefits company. During this time he served three years as a selectman of Swampscott and considered a run for Massachusetts Governor in 2006. He stepped down in July 2009 to run for Governor of Massachusetts on a platform of fiscal conservatism and cultural liberalism. He was unopposed in the Republican primary but lost in the 2010 general election to the Democratic incumbent, Deval Patrick.

Running for the office again, on November 4, 2014, he won the general election against Democrat Martha Coakley by a narrow margin. In 2018, Baker was re-elected in a landslide over Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez with 67% of the vote, the largest vote share in a Massachusetts gubernatorial election since 1994. As of January 10, 2019, Baker had a job approval rating of 72%; Baker enjoyed the highest approval rating of any governor in the United States for the eighth quarter in a row.

Condé Nast

Condé Nast Inc. is an American mass media company founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast, based at One World Trade Center and owned by Advance Publications.The company attracts more than 164 million consumers across its 19 brands and media: Allure, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, Backchannel, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Pitchfork, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and Wired.

Robert A. Sauerberg Jr. is Condé Nast's current chief executive officer and president. US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour serves as the current artistic director of Condé Nast. The company launched Condé Nast Entertainment in 2011 to develop film, television and digital video programming.

Gloucester County Times

The Gloucester County Times (GCT) was a daily newspaper in Woodbury, New Jersey, United States. It was founded in 1897 and ceased publication in 2012, when it merged with its sister papers Today's Sunbeam and The News of Cumberland County to form the South Jersey Times. is a digital news content provider and website in New Jersey owned by Advance Publications. According to a report in The New York Times in 2012, it was the largest provider of digital news in the state at the time. In 2018, comScore reports that has an average of 12.1 million unique monthly visitors consuming a total of 70 million pageviews per month.Content on is provided by NJ Advance Media, a company launched in June 2014 to provide content, sales and marketing services to and Advance's New Jersey-based newspapers, including The Star-Ledger, The Times of Trenton, The Jersey Journal, the South Jersey Times,The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Star-Gazette, The Warren Reporter, The Suburban News, Hoboken Now, Ledger Local, Ledger Somerset Observer, The Star-Gazette and The Washington Township Times. It is owned by Advance Local, an organization which operates 10 local news and information sites in the U.S. The site was ranked by Alexa as 2,712th worldwide and 661st in the United States in May 2016.'s news reports are widely quoted by other news publications such as the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and other news organizations around the nation. is part of a general trend away from printed newspapers towards digital content; a report in USA Today in 2012 suggested that many newspaper readers were moving to digital websites such as for local news. In 2018, Steve Alessi became NJ Advance Media, leading the operation when Matt Kraner was promoted to COO of the newly formed Advance Local. In 2016, its editors called on Governor Chris Christie to resign from office, after a failed presidential campaign and Christie's controversial endorsement of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. In return the editors received calls to resign from supporters of Donald Trump for biased coverage and editorializing news. Advance Publications is owned by the Newhouse family. According to a report in 2014, was laying off some employees, although there were reports that staffing losses were being offset by hiring at NJ Advance Media. is a website covering local news in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The website serves as the online home of The Oregonian. Started in 1997, it is owned by Advance Publications, which also owns The Oregonian. Betsy Richter was the original editor of the website, and served through 1998 when Kevin Cosgrove took over as editor-in-chief.In addition to content from the affiliated newspapers, OregonLive also uses content from the Associated Press.

Staten Island Advance

The Staten Island Advance is a daily newspaper published in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. The only daily newspaper published in the borough, and the only borough to have its own major daily paper, it covers news of local and community interest, including borough politics. As of April 25, 2007, Monday-Friday circulation was down 3.9% from the previous year, to 59,461. Sunday dropped 4.6% to 73,203. It is the namesake and nominal flagship publication of Advance Publications.

The Ann Arbor News

The Ann Arbor News is a newspaper serving Washtenaw and Livingston counties in Michigan. Published daily online through, the paper also publishes print editions on Thursdays and Sundays.

The Birmingham News

The Birmingham News is the principal newspaper for Birmingham, Alabama, United States, and the largest newspaper in Alabama. The paper is owned by Advance Publications, and was a daily newspaper from its founding through September 30, 2012. The next day, the News and its two sister Alabama newspapers, the Press-Register in Mobile and The Huntsville Times, moved to a thrice-weekly print-edition publication schedule (Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays). The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, also an Advance newspaper, also went to thrice-weekly on the same day.

The Express-Times

The Express-Times is a daily newspaper based in Easton, Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on local news in the Lehigh Valley.

The paper has won awards in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The Grand Rapids Press

The Grand Rapids Press is a daily newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is the largest of the eight Booth newspapers. It is sold for $1.50 daily and $2.00 on Sunday.

AccuWeather provides weather content to the Grand Rapids Press.

The Huntsville Times

The Huntsville Times is a thrice-weekly newspaper published in Huntsville, Alabama, and printed in Birmingham, Alabama. It also serves the surrounding areas of north Alabama's Tennessee Valley region. The Times formerly operated as an afternoon paper, but moved to mornings years after The Huntsville News ceased publication. It was published by The Huntsville Times Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Advance Publications, Inc. The paper was first acquired by Advance's founder, Samuel Newhouse, Sr., in 1955. The Times is a sister paper to two other Advance-owned publications within Alabama, The Birmingham News and the (Mobile) Press-Register. As of October 1, 2012, all three papers went from daily to thrice-weekly print schedules. All three are now published by an Advance subsidiary called Alabama Media Group. All three papers share the website

The Times had the third highest circulation of any daily newspaper in the state until its 2012 schedule reduction.Because Huntsville is the home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the Army's Redstone Arsenal, the Times maintains a special desk for science, aerospace and military matters.The Times has received many awards over the years from the Alabama Press Association, the Society for Professional Journalists and other trade groups.

The Jersey Journal

The Jersey Journal is a daily newspaper, published from Monday through Saturday, covering news and events throughout Hudson County, New Jersey. The Journal is a sister paper to The Star-Ledger of Newark, The Times of Trenton and the Staten Island Advance, all of which are owned by Advance Publications, which bought the paper in 1945.

The Patriot-News

The Patriot-News is the largest newspaper serving the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area. In 2005, the newspaper was ranked in the top 100 in daily/Sunday circulation in the United States. It has been owned by Advance Publications since 1947.

On August 28, 2012, the newspaper's publisher announced that it would shift to a three-day print publication schedule beginning January 1, 2013, and expand its digital focus on its website,, and social-media platforms. This followed similar moves at other Advance-owned publications. It is now published Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also, as of May 4, 2015, LNP, a seven-day newspaper based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is printed in the same facility as The Patriot-News.

The Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger is the largest circulated newspaper in the U.S. state of New Jersey and is based in Newark. It is a sister paper to The Jersey Journal of Jersey City, The Times of Trenton and the Staten Island Advance, all of which are owned by Advance Publications.

In 2007, The Star-Ledger's daily circulation was reportedly more than the next two largest New Jersey newspapers combined and its Sunday circulation larger than the next three papers combined. It has suffered great declines in print circulation in recent years, to 180,000 daily in 2013 and 114,000 "individually paid print circulation," which is the number of copies being bought by subscription or at newsstands, in 2015.In July 2013, The Ledger announced that it would sell its headquarters building in Newark. In 2013, Advance Publications announced it was exploring cost-saving changes among its New Jersey properties, but was not considering mergers or changes in publication frequency at any of the newspapers, nor the elimination of home delivery.

The Times (Trenton)

The Times is a daily newspaper owned by Advance Publications that serves Trenton and the Mercer County, New Jersey area, with a strong focus on the government of New Jersey. The paper had a daily circulation of 77,405, with Sunday circulation of 88,336. It competes with the Trentonian, making it one of the smallest markets in the United States with two competing daily newspapers.

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