Ohio’s Trusted News Source

At The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com, we’re known for the deepest, most meaningful reporting in our market, brought to you by reputable Journalists with a deep sense of responsibility to be the voice of Ohio’s people. We strive to be a trusted community partner, connecting and informing our audience, and helping community businesses to grow.

Our Mission:

To Strengthen and Empower the Communities We Serve

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Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer also have a sister publication, Sun News, one of the largest AAM-audited paid weekly chains in the USA.

As an organization, we’re both a publisher and marketing agency. We drive daily conversations and engage millions through stories on our website, newsletters, and social channels. We do this locally under the umbrella of Advance Ohio. As part of one of the leading media companies in the US, we have a deep well of knowledge and resources to provide relevant, innovative and effective marketing solutions for our clients. With first-party data representing more than 80 million devices across the US (including cleveland.com), our advertisers have insight into consumer behavior that’s unmatched by other media companies.

Why Do Business With Us?

If you are looking to advertise in our newspapers or on our website, you won’t find a more trusted source for Northeast Ohio’s millions of citizens. Our coverage of news for an (average) 9.9 million monthly unique visitors who consume more than 62 million content pages. Your advertising goes farther and resonates more deeply for appearing alongside highly trusted content. Called the halo effect, this means your brand is more trusted for being featured on our pages.

Well Beyond Our Sites and Newspapers

We don’t just serve clients with our own site and paper. Our professional team uses proven print and digital strategies to reach your desired audience, wherever they may be, on any device they’re using. We’re equipped to serve your broadest global strategy or the tiniest, most specific geographic audience you have, on Advance Ohio properties, or programmatically.


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