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100 LEADING MEDIA COMPANIES
Ranked by total net U.S. media revenue in 2003
RANKTOTAL NET U.S. MEDIA REVENUENET REVENUE FROM THE U.S. BY MEDIUM IN 2003
20032002MEDIA COMPANYHEADQUARTERS20032002% CHGWORLDWIDE PARENT REVENUEWORLDWIDE NET INCOMENEWSPAPERMAGAZINETVRADIOCABLEOTHER
11Time WarnerNew York$29,247$28,2033.7$39,565$2,639$0$4,514$660$0$15,473$8,600
22Comcast Corp.Philadelphia17,492 16,002 9.318,348 3,24000 0 017,4920
33ViacomNew York17,252 15,939 8.226,585 1,417051 7,761 2,0985,5951,748
44Walt Disney Co.Burbank, Calif.11,239 9,991 12.527,061 1,2670298 4,806 6125,5230
55NBC Universal (General Electric Co.)Fairfield, Conn.8,177 8,325 -1.8134,187 15,00200 6,193 01,9840
66Cox EnterprisesAtlanta8,108 7,348 10.310,796 NA1,4000 523 4265,7590
78DirecTV GroupEl Segundo, Calif.7,696 6,445 19.410,121 -36200 0 007,696
87News Corp.New York/Sydney7,532 6,884 9.419,217 1,4281685 4,422 02,313624
99Gannett Co.McLean, Va.6,330 6,076 4.26,711 1,2115,6100 720 000
1010Clear Channel CommunicationsSan Antonio, Texas6,138 5,851 4.98,931 1,14600 268 3,69502,175
1111Advance PublicationsNewark, N.J.5,909 5,409 9.25,909 NA2,1282,197 0 01,5850
1214EchoStar Communications Corp.Englewood, Colo.5,410 4,430 22.15,739 22500 0 005,410
1312Tribune Co.Chicago5,398 5,199 3.85,595 8914,01720 1,323 3800
1413Charter CommunicationsSt. Louis4,819 4,566 5.54,819 -23800 0 04,8190
1515Hearst Corp.New York4,045 3,731 8.4NANA1,4581,900 687 000
1617Cablevision Systems Corp.Bethpage, N.Y.3,694 3,292 12.24,177 -29700 0 03,6940
1716Adelphia Communications Corp.Greenwood Village, Colo.3,584 3,426 4.63,584 NA00 0 03,5840
1818The New York Times Co.New York3,227 3,079 4.83,227 3033,0080 130 15074
1919Knight RidderSan Jose, Calif.2,848 2,835 0.42,946 2962,7680 0 0080
2020BloombergNew York2,380 2,240 6.33,400 NA00 0 11632,306
2121The Washington Post Co.Washington2,001 1,963 1.92,839 241873354 315 04590
2222Dow Jones & Co.New York1,549 1,559 -0.71,549 1711,2270 0 00322
2324E.W. Scripps Co.Cincinnati1,531 1,402 9.21,875 2716920 304 05350
2423BeloDallas1,436 1,428 0.61,436 1297460 647 01925
2525Univision CommunicationsLos Angeles1,392 1,292 7.71,311 15500 1,059 2783916
2641Yahoo! Inc.Sunnyvale, Calif.1,355 807 681,625 23800 0 001,355
2728Discovery CommunicationsSilver Spring, Md.1,264 1,121 12.81,995 NA00 0 01,2640
2826PrimediaNew York1,241 1,280 -3.11,346 3901,079 0 055107
2927AdvoWindsor, Conn.1,163 1,130 2.91,163 5000 0 001,163
3029McClatchy Co.Sacramento, Calif.1,098 1,069 2.81,099 1501,0980 0 000
3131Meredith Corp.Des Moines, Iowa1,080 957 12.81,080 910808 272 000
3232MediaCom Communications Corp.Middletown, N.Y.1,005 923 8.91,005 -6300 0 01,0050
3372GoogleMountain View, Calif.962 348 176.5962 10600 0 00962
3430International Data GroupBoston930 963 -3.42,410 NA0760 0 00170
3534A&E Television NetworksNew York905 846 7905 NA023 0 08820
3638Insight Communications Co.New York903 812 11.2903 -1400 0 09030
3737Valassis CommunicationsLivonia, Mich.878 816 7.5917 10400 0 00878
3835Media GeneralRichmond, Va.837 832 0.7837 595440 286 007
3949MSN Network (Microsoft Corp.)Redmond, Wash.836 565 4832,187 9,99300 0 00836
4033Reader's Digest AssociationPleasantville, N.Y.835 854 -2.32,388 670835 0 000
4144Freedom CommunicationsIrvine, Calif.824 768 7.30 NA7140 110 000
4242Lifetime Entertainment ServicesNew York813 787 3.3813 NA012 0 08020
4343Lamar Advertising Co.Baton Rouge, La.810 776 4.4810 -4700 0 00810
4436Gruner & Jahr USA (Bertelsmann)New York/Hamburg788 830 -519,175 2370788 0 000
4539McGraw-Hill Cos.New York773 809 -4.64,828 6880668 105 000
4647MediaNews GroupDenver744 723 3744 367380 7 000
4746Landmark CommunicationsNorfolk, Va.743 728 2.10 NA4480 65 02310
4845Sinclair Broadcast GroupBaltimore724 731 -1739 2400 724 000
4940Gemstar-TV Guide InternationalLos Angeles680 809 -15.9879 -5770365 0 0153162
5055Lee EnterprisesDavenport, Iowa657 524 25.4657 786480 0 008
5148Reed ElsevierNew York/London601 648 -7.38,103 1,0880601 0 000
5250Emmis Communications Corp.Indianapolis592 562 5.3592 2076 236 28000
5354Copley PressLa Jolla, Calif.573 530 8.1536 NA5730 0 000
5457Zuckerman Media PropertiesNew York540 516 4.7NANA333207 0 000
5551Westwood OneNew York539 551 -2.1539 10000 0 53900
5653Morris CommunicationsAugusta, Ga.533 530 0.5NANA43824 0 12059
5756Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (Lagardere)New York/Paris531 517 2.714,916 3810531 0 000
5852American MediaLantana, Fla.516 535 -3.6516 240516 0 000
5958Journal CommunicationsMilwaukee468 464 0.8798 673170 73 7800
6059Hollinger InternationalChicago445 442 0.81,037 254450 0 000
6161PulitzerSt. Louis423 416 1.6423 424230 0 000
6260Block CommunicationsToledo, Ohio420 419 0.3420 -412510 39 011020
6363Community Newspaper HoldingsBirmingham, Ala.410 390 5.1NANA4100 0 000
6462Entercom Communications Corp.Bala Cynwyd, Pa.401 391 2.5401 7200 0 40100
6564Journal Register Co.Trenton, N.J.389 388 0.2406 723890 0 000
6671Susquehanna Media Co.York, Pa.376 349 7.9376 3600 0 22913710
6765Catalina Marketing Corp.St. Petersburg, Fla.368 372 -1.1473 -1900 0 00368
6867Raycom MediaMontgomery, Ala.361 360 0.3NANA00 361 000
6974Harte-HanksSan Antonio, Texas360 335 7.4945 873600 0 000
7076Rodale PressEmmaus, Pa.355 309 15NANA0355 0 000
7170LIN TV Corp.Providence, R.I.350 350 0350 -9000 350 000
7280National Geographic SocietyWashington347 292 18.8NANA0225 0 01220
7366Seattle Times Co.Seattle346 361 -4.2NANA3460 0 000
7475Citadel Broadcasting Corp.Las Vegas, Nev.345 310 11.6372 -9000 0 34500
7568United Business MediaManhasset, N.Y./London345 359 -3.91,228 -680345 0 000
7678RCN Corp.Princeton, N.J.339 299 13.2485 -49900 0 024495
7769Forbes Inc.New York318 354 -10.4NANA0318 0 000
7877Dispatch Printing Co.Columbus, Ohio312 302 3.2NANA2100 90 930
7973VNUNew York/Haarlem, Netherlands312 339 -84,430 1480312 0 000
8082Dennis PublishingNew York305 287 6.4NANA0305 0 000
8179Radio OneLanham, Md.303 296 2.5303 5400 0 30300
8281InterActiveCorpNew York298 287 3.86,328 1540269 0 0029
8383Stephens Media GroupLas Vegas293 279 5.1NANA2930 0 000
8486Cumulus MediaAtlanta282 253 11.6282 500 0 28200
8585Times Publishing Co.St. Petersburg, Fla.280 258 8.6280 NA2800 0 000
8684Paxson Communications Corp.West Palm Beach, Fla.271 277 -2.2271 -7600 271 000
87112Wehco MediaLittle Rock, Ark.266 260 2.2NANA2660 0 000
88106Gray TelevisionAlbany, Ga.266 169 57.7295 14230 243 000
89113Ogden NewspapersWheeling, W. Va.261 256 1.9NANA2610 0 000
9088American Express Publishing Corp.New York259 233 11.225,900 2,9900259 0 000
9189Playboy EnterprisesChicago249 232 7.5316 -80115 0 09539
9287CNET NetworksSan Francisco246 237 3.9246 -26049 0 00197
9395MSNBCNew York241 215 12.1NANA00 0 02410
9494Entravision Communications Corp.Santa Monica, Calif.238 218 8.9238 200 121 87030
9590Schurz CommunicationsSouth Bend, Ind.235 227 3.8NANA1280 45 6560
9693Crain CommunicationsDetroit234 221 5.9234 NA0232 0 100
97114Herald MediaBoston224 223 0.7NANA2240 0 000
9891Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsSalt Lake City224 226 -0.9NANA00 26 19800
9998Jefferson-Pilot CommunicationsGreensboro, N.C.214 208 2.93,573 49200 71 13904
100101Sunbeam Television Corp.Miami209 202 3.2NANA00 209 000
Notes: Dollars in millions. Media defined as media content and distribution businesses supported by advertising. Media revenue, considered estimates, are generally for latest available fiscal year. Parent returns are as reported; parent revenue may be smaller than media total because media are pro forma where possible and often represent corporate segment totals without eliminations. Non-U.S. media returns are excluded where possible.

The 50/50 joint venture media companies-No. 42 Lifetime Entertainment Services and No. 93 MSNBC-stand alone because their co-parents do not claim their revenue in accordance with GAAP rules. No. 35 A&E Television Networks, owned by three media companies, each with a minority interest, also stands alone. Sources: BIA Financial Network (radio, TV, newspapers), Kagan World Media (cable), TNS Media Intelligence/CMR, Audit Bureau of Circulations and public documents.