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Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing
Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature or information—the activity of making information available to the general public...

 company founded in Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
Dayton is the 6th largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Montgomery County, the fifth most populous county in the state. The population was 141,527 at the 2010 census. The Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 841,502 in the 2010 census...

, Ohio
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the United States. The 34th largest state by area in the U.S.,it is the 7th‑most populous with over 11.5 million residents, containing several major American cities and seven metropolitan areas with populations of 500,000 or more.The state's capital is Columbus...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News
Dayton Daily News
The Dayton Daily News is a daily newspaper published in Dayton, Ohio. It is owned by Cox Enterprises. In the 2010 Associated Press Society of Ohio newspaper competition that takes place every year, DaytonDailyNews.com was named "the best large-newspaper web site in Ohio".-History:On August 15,...

. He was the Democratic candidate for the President of the United States in the election of 1920. The company is private, 98 percent controlled by the nonagenarian daughter of Cox, Anne Cox Chambers
Anne Cox Chambers
Anne Beau Cox Chambers is a media proprietor, who is primary owner of Cox Enterprises, a privately held media empire that includes newspapers, television, radio, cable television, and other businesses....

, and the two children of her late sister Barbara Cox Anthony
Barbara Cox Anthony
Barbara Blair Cox Anthony was the youngest daughter of James M. Cox, a Democratic governor of Ohio, newspaper publisher and broadcaster. With her sister Anne Cox Chambers and brother James M. Cox, Jr., she inherited, via a trust, ownership and control of her father’s company, now called Cox...

. The chairman is Anthony's son, James C. Kennedy
James C. Kennedy
James Cox Kennedy is the chairman of Cox Enterprises, the media conglomerate founded by his grandfather, James M. Cox. According to the Forbes 400 list in 2008, he is the 49th richest person in the United States, through his $6.5 billion stake in the company....


The company, now headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Springs is a city in north Georgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta. With a 2010 population of 93,853, Sandy Springs is the sixth-largest city in the state and the second-largest city in Metro Atlanta. Sandy Springs is located in north Fulton County, Georgia, just south of...

, owns newspapers, fifteen television stations, 86 radio stations, Cox Communications
Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television, telecommunications and wireless services in the United States...

, Manheim Auctions
Manheim Auctions
Manheim, Inc. is an automobile auction company. It is the largest one in the world by volume of trade. As a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., Manheim provides services including financing, title work, transportation, recovery, auto body repair, dealership management systems, dent repair and...

, AutoTrader.com
AutoTrader.com is an American automotive classified Web site operated by AutoTrader.com L.L.C.; Cox Enterprises owns 75% of the company, Providence Equity Partners owns the rest. It was founded in August of 1997 and is the largest classified automotive site in the United States...

 and Valpak.

Major Subsidiaries

  • Cox Communications, Inc.
  • Manheim
  • Cox Media Group
  • AutoTrader.com
  • Vauto.com
  • Kelley Blue Book

Cox once owned Rysher Entertainment
Rysher Entertainment
Rysher Entertainment is the owner of TV and film programming content, primarily distributed around the world by CBS Television Distribution and CBS/ Paramount Pictures...

, best known for distributing Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired between 1989 and 1993. The series is a retooled version of the 1988 series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which was itself later folded into the history of Saved by the Bell...

. Rysher is currently owned by 2929 Entertainment
2929 Entertainment
2929 Entertainment is a media company with holdings in film and television production, film distribution, theatrical exhibition, home entertainment, television, and syndication. Billionaires Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban founded and currently own the privately held company...

, with distribution rights to most of its library resting with CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...


Cox Communications

Cox Communications
Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television, telecommunications and wireless services in the United States...

 is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network.


Manheim is the world's leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its 130 worldwide wholesale operating locations, Manheim impacts every stage of a used vehicle's life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers maximize the value of their vehicles. Manheim.com receives nearly 900,000 visitors each week.

Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that also includes Valpak and the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps...

, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that includes Valpak and the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. The company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, Cox Media Group owns and operates Valpak.


AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new cars, used cars and Certified Pre-Owned
Certified Pre-Owned
A Certified Pre-Owned or CPO, car is a type of used car.Most often late-model, they differ from run of the mill used cars by having been inspected, refurbished, and certified by a manufacturer or other certifying authority. They also typically include an extended warranty, special financing, and...

cars from thousands of auto dealers and private owners. The site attracts 14.8 million unique monthly visitors.

Cox Conserves

In 2007, Cox Enterprises launched Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program to conserve resources, embrace renewable forms of energy and reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent. Cox Conserves also encourages the company’s 60,000 employees and the communities Cox serves to engage in eco-friendly practices.

The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) to celebrate local conservation in communities across the country. To date, the program has launched in Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and New Orleans and Virginia. www.CoxConservesHeroes.com

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