The Press: Magnates

Who owns the most newspapers in the U. S., and who owns the greatest circulation, are two questions which Editor and Publisher, journalistic trade paper, answered with statistics for 1923.

The greatest example of multiple newspaper ownership in the country is the Scripps-Howard group, consisting of 26 dailies. Robert P. Scripps and Roy W. Howard own and control this group. Most of their papers were established, not purchased, by them. Their circulation is 1,270,843 daily, and of all their papers 'only one publishes a Sunday edition—the Pittsburgh Press, acquired last year.


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