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Primary website:
newsmax.com
Primary Twitter:
@Newsmax_Media

Newsmax Media is a conservative American media company. It publishes a monthly magazine, a regularly updated website, several email newsletters, and a cable TV channel.

Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy launched Newsmax.com in 1998 after seeing the success of the Drudge Report. Ruddy now owns 58 percent of the company. His co-owner is billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, owner of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Access to Newsmax’s website is free, and it is the most popular conservative news site on the Internet. Newsmax offers dozens of different newsletters, which have an average subscription price of $100 per year. It has about 200,000 subscribers to its magazine.

Newsmax’s 2013 revenue was $103 million, an increase from $85 million in 2012. The company had a staff of 260 in early 2014. It earns most of its revenue through digital advertising and subscriptions. About 10 percent of its revenue comes from the print magazine. The company also sells vitamin supplements, from which it earned $6 million in revenue in 2013.

In 2014 Newsmax launched a cable TV channel, Newsmax TV, as a conservative competitor to Fox News. The channel is available in 2010 bid to buy Newsweek was rejected by The Washington Post Company, which then owned the newsweekly.

Recent Nieman Lab coverage:
June 11, 2010 / Mark Coddington
This Week in Review: A mobile aggregation dustup, journalists and the link, and fan-based local sports — [Every Friday, Mark Coddington sums up the week’s top stories about the future of news and the debates that grew up around them. —Josh] The Times has the Pulse (briefly) pulled: Last week, I noted one of the more int...
June 4, 2010 / Mark Coddington
This Week in Review: The FTC’s ideas for news, Apple’s paid-news pitch, and the de-linking debate — [Every Friday, Mark Coddington sums up the week’s top stories about the future of news and the debates that grew up around them. —Josh] The FTC’s ideas for journalism: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has spen...

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: October 21, 2014.
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