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Columbus: Communications


Newspapers and Magazines

The principal daily newspaper in Columbus is The Columbus Dispatch (morning). Business First, a business weekly, presents current news as well as analyses of local commerce. Several suburban newspapers also have a wide circulation in the metropolitan area.

Columbus is the publishing base for magazines and journals with extensive state and national distribution. Especially popular with Ohio readers is Ohio Magazine, which contains articles on local and state topics. A number of professional organizations publish their official journals in the city; among them are the Ohio Academy of Science, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Historical Society, and the Ohio Education Association. Other specialized publications are directed toward Ohio readers with interests in such fields as agriculture, religion, education, library science and communications, banking, business and industry, and sports.

Columbus is also home to membership publications of several national organizations, including Business Professionals of America and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. The Ohio State University Press publishes several scholarly journals in such fields as theoretical geography, higher education, banking, and urban planning; several academic departments and colleges also issue publications.

Television and Radio

Columbus is the broadcast media center for central Ohio. Three commercial network affiliates and one public station—all locally based—provide television programming for viewers in the city and surrounding communities. Cable service is also available. Radio listeners tune in to music, news, special features, and public-interest programs scheduled by 13 locally-based AM and FM radio stations.

Media Information: The Columbus Dispatch, 34 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215; telephone (614)461-5000. Columbus Monthly, PO Box 29913, Columbus, OH 43229; telephone (614)888-4567

Columbus Online

City of Columbus home page. Available ci.columbus.oh.us

The Columbus Dispatch. Available www.dispatch.com (subscription based)

Columbus Metropolitan Library. Available www.cml.lib.oh.us

Columbus Public Schools. Available www.columbus.k12.oh.us/schools.html

The Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau. Available www.columbuscvb.org

Greater Columbus Super Site. Available www.columbus.org

Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library. Available www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib

Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Available www.osuedc.org/current

Selected Bibliography

Conway, W. Fred, The Most Incredible Prison Escape of the Civil War (Fire Buff House, 1991)

Howells, William Dean, Years of My Youth (New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1916)

Jacobs, Gregory S., Getting Around Brown: Desegregation, Development, and the Columbus Public Schools (Urban Life and Urban Landscape) (Ohio State University Press, 1998)


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