The Republic has been recognized scores of times by state and national organizations for achievements in news reporting, advertising and circulation, including winning the coveted Kent Cooper Award from the Indiana Associated Press in 2009 for service to the community following a major flood. The Republic also prints and distributes dozens of specialty publications including She, Columbus Parent, Discover Columbus, Prime Time, The Business Connection and Enjoy! Print products are augmented by an extensive Web presence at therepublic.com. Seven days a week The Republic focuses on its unique role as the provider of in-depth coverage and analysis of local news affecting the lives of readers in Bartholomew and surrounding counties.
The new owner is AIM Media Indiana LLC, an affiliate of AIM Media Texas LLC. Both companies are managed by AIM Media Management of Dallas, where Jeremy L. Halbreich serves as chairman and chief executive officer and Rick Starks is president and chief operating officer.
“It is our goal and strongest desire to continue this community service, and we look forward to providing the guidance and direction necessary for these publications to engage their local audiences and set the civic agenda and discourse in both online and print for the communities they serve,” Halbreich said. “These are important, impactful and attractive businesses located in an extraordinary and unique group of towns in Southern Indiana.”
Jeffrey N. Brown continues as president and chief executive officer at each of the newspapers.
AIM Media Indiana publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.
We are the leading information source in our communities. Through our demonstrated integrity and our dedicated and comprehensive approach to balanced and credible journalism, we earn the trust and support of local readers, viewers, businesses and advertisers.