About Us

About ThisWeek Community News

ThisWeek Community News is about community. What does that mean? Think back for a minute to when you were looking for the home where you live today. Do you remember the time and energy you put into that search?

If you're like most of us, you were picky about more than just the home itself; you were picky about the area where you chose to live -- the place that is your community today. What were the things you wanted to know before you decided on that community? How good are the schools, and how far away are they? Is the neighborhood safe? What about the police and fire protection? Did homes there hold their value? How convenient are the local shops and businesses?

All in all you made sure the community and your neighborhood were a good fit for you and your family so that you would be comfortable and safe and feel right at home.

And now that you are settled in, how do you keep up with everything going on? If you are like most of us, you turn to ThisWeek Community News -- our weekly printed newspapers and our "always on" websites that are the voice of 25 local communities in and around Columbus.

How do we know that? Every day more people engage with us than any other provider of community news and information. That's not our opinion; it is the finding of Media Audit, a nationally respected research firm that tracks consumer behavior.

Our company is part of a regional media organization with a rich heritage and tradition of serving communities across the area, including our affiliates The Columbus DispatchWBNS-10TV, 97.1.TheFAN, Columbus Alive, Columbus Parent and many other niche products. Most importantly, we are family owned, and our owners care deeply about central Ohio because it is the place they call home.

So if you are looking to find out what's going on in your neighborhood and community, check us out online for up-to-the-minute information at ThisWeekNEWS.com and ThisWeekSPORTS.com. Every week you'll find on your doorstep our newspaper serving your community. Best of all, our products are free to our readers because they are 100 percent supported by local community businesses.

If you are a community business and need to reach an engaged audience that will respond to your brand or offer, you have come to the right place. Our audience responds because the quality of our information can't be found anywhere else, and no one hits closer to home. After all, we help our readers get more out of their community because it's the place they call home.

News Coverage 

ThisWeek's news philosophy is simple: Report on hard news that communities can't find elsewhere. This means covering financial/tax news and land-use/zoning/development news. This also means covering local governmental meetings on a regular basis.

Sports Coverage

ThisWeek's mission is to provide fair and timely coverage -- both previewing and reviewing -- for all high school sports. There will be a balance between revenue and nonrevenue sports, as well as between boys and girls sports. 

Weekly Newspaper but DAILY Website 

Whether you're looking for breaking news or updates on stories you've read in our weekly newspapers, you'll find the latest information on our award-winning websites: ThisWeekNEWS.com and ThisWeekSPORTS.com. Thousands of readers worldwide visit our websites daily for the latest news and sports information and to share their opinions and comments.

View photo slideshows, videos and blogs and get involved via our interactive features. Send us news tips or information about your youth sports teams. Participate in reader polls. Find links to schools and communities or sign up for our e-newsletters and mobile edition.

Photos and videos

On a daily basis, our photojournalists bear witness to important events in your community. With integrity and accuracy, we capture and preserve those moments for you and your family to see and remember.

Advertising

The network of ThisWeek Community News enables advertisers to target local markets, with one newspaper, all 25 or in any combination.

To make advertising affordable, ThisWeek offers frequency and multi-market discounts to precisely target your message in your market. Effective online options include search-engine marketing, run-of-site and market-specific banner advertising, fixed-placement sponsorships, email marketing and much more.

Take advantage of our partnerships with Yahoo, Monster and Dispatch Media Group to target consumers by demographics, content or geography. ThisWeek's flexibility represents the most efficient and cost-effective way to target only the customers you want to reach.

Employment

Like central Ohio itself, Dispatch Media Group -- parent of ThisWeek Community News -- is an exciting place to work. It's big enough to offer numerous and varied opportunities, yet small enough to maintain a family feel.

Come and join us, and in time you'll get to know just about everyone here while carving out a niche to call your own.

No matter what your job with the Dispatch Media Group is, there's always a fresh challenge ahead. People who try their best and who are self-motivated, personable, engaging, creative, energetic, driven and communicate well are rewarded.

We are committed to investing in our associates through training and growth opportunities, and we take pride in giving back to the central Ohio community that treats us so well.

While we're proud of our 135-year tradition, we stay ahead of the curve in central Ohio by embracing the future. Perhaps you'll join us for the journey.