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Cox Enterprises combines media units into Cox Media Group

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Atlanta—Cox Enterprises announced it is combining its three media units—Cox Newspapers, Cox Television and Cox Radio—into a new organization named Cox Media Group, effective in January.

The media group will be headquartered in Atlanta, and Cox veteran Sandy Schwartz will serve as president.

“Bringing together our media operations under one organization creates efficiencies that allow us to strengthen Cox for the future,” said Jimmy Hayes, president-chief operating officer of Cox Enterprises.

“Working together, our businesses will grow to become more cost-effective, learn more from each other and continue their leadership position in serving our markets.”

Cox Media Group will include 17 daily and 26 nondaily newspaper publications, 15 TV broadcast stations, 86 radio stations and more than 100 digital services associated with those businesses.

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