Alaska Dispatch to purchase Anchorage Daily News

ADN purchase news

Press release



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Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the owner and publisher of Alaska Dispatch, has reached an agreement to purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI).

Alaska Dispatch was founded by Tony Hopfinger, Amanda Coyne and Todd Hopfinger in 2008. In 2009, Alice Rogoff, a longtime supporter of journalism and a former chief financial officer of U.S. News and World Report, became the majority owner of Alaska Dispatch LLC, and the operation expanded to employ writers, editors, and a full-time sales staff. Rogoff is publisher and chief executive while Hopfinger is the executive editor and president. An award-winning site at the forefront of online news, Alaska Dispatch has established itself as a leader in investigative reporting, public service journalism, and in offering a variety of opinions and perspectives from around the state.

The Anchorage Daily News, the largest newspaper in Alaska, has a history of distinguished journalism, winning two Pulitzer Prizes for public service in 1976 and 1989. 

The transaction covers the Anchorage Daily News, its website, and the newspaper’s real property and operations in Anchorage. For more information about the deal, please visit the links on the right side of this page or contact us at