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201 North Harrison Street

Suite 600

Davenport, IA 52801

United States

Phone: 563-383-2100


Lee Enterprises, Incorporated provides local news and information, and a platform for advertising, primarily in the midwest, mountain west, and west regions of the United States. The company’s platforms include 50 daily and 38 Sunday newspapers with subscribers totaling 1.1 million and 1.5 million, respectively, read by approximately 4 million people in print; Websites and mobile and tablet products in all of its markets that complement its newspapers and attracted 23.2 million visitors with 209.1 million page views; and approximately 300 weekly newspapers and classified and niche publications. TNI Partners (TNI) The company owns a 50% interest in TNI, the Tucson, Arizona newspaper partnership. TNI, acting as agent for the company’s subsidiary, Star Publishing Company (Star Publishing), and the owner of the remaining 50%, Citizen Publishing Company (Citizen), a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc. is responsible for printing, delivery, advertising and circulation of the Arizona Daily Star. Madison Newspapers, Inc. (MNI) The company owns 50% of the capital stock of MNI and 17% of the nonvoting common stock of The Capital Times Company (TCT). TCT owns the remaining 50% of the capital stock of MNI. MNI publishes daily and Sunday newspapers, and other publications in Madison, Wisconsin, and other Wisconsin locations, and supports their related digital products. MNI conducts business under the trade name Capital Newspapers. The company has a contract to furnish the editorial and news content for the Wisconsin State Journal, which is published by MNI, and periodically provide other services to MNI. Advertising and Marketing Services The company’s strategies are to increase its share of local advertising through increased sales activities in its existing markets and, over time, to increase its print and digital audiences through internal expansion into existing and contiguous markets and enhancement of digital products. The company’s newspapers, classified and specialty publications, and digital products compete with newspapers having national or regional circulation, magazines, radio, network, cable and satellite television, other advertising media, such as outdoor, mobile, and movie theater promotions, other classified and specialty publications, direct mail, yellow pages directories, as well as other information content providers, such as digital sites. Digital Advertising and Marketing Services The company’s digital activities include Websites supporting each of its daily newspapers and certain of its other publications. Some of the company’s Website content is also available through output to mobile devices, including telephones and tablet devices. In addition, it supports various discrete mobile applications, such as for high school, college and professional sports. Digital activities of the newspapers are reported and managed as a part of the company’s publishing operations. In 2013, the company launched Amplified Digital Solutions, a suite of custom digital marketing services that include: search engine optimization amplification, search engine marketing, Web and mobile production, social media services and reputation monitoring and management. Amplified Digital Solutions also acts as a full service digital media buying agency, which can buy digital marketing campaigns outside its owned and operated products and platforms for extended audience targeting. The company is a member of the Local Media Consortium (the Consortium). The Consortium partners with companies, such as Google, Yahoo! and other technology companies and service providers targeted at increasing the potential share of new revenue and audience-building programs available to, as well as the quality of information and advertising services available from, Consortium members. The Consortium includes approximately 30 companies and approximately 700 local newspapers, as well as television and radio outlets, across the United States. The company also owns 82.5% of an Internet service company, INN Partners, L.C. (doing business as, which provides digital infrastructure and digital publishing services for approximately 1,500 daily and weekly newspapers, universities, television stations and shoppers, including those of the company. History Lee Enterprises, Incorporated was founded in 1890. The company was incorporated in 1950.


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