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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

a for-profit online newsmagazine that covers state and local issues in Alaska. It also owns the Anchorage Daily News.

The site was . Alice Rogoff, former CFO of U.S. News & World Report, became its majority owner in 2009. The site has an  of about 12, along with a sales staff of three.

Alaska Dispatch announced it would buy , Alaska’s largest newspaper, from McClatchy in April 2014 for $34 million. Most of that price was for the paper’s office building, which Rogoff said she planned to sell soon after the deal was closed. Rogoff , and Hopfinger took over as editor of the newly merged newsroom. Most of the top newsroom spots were , while many of the business-side positions remained with the Daily News.

The site publishes , giving some of them handheld cameras to record videos. It also runs a citizen-driven site called . Rogoff had said the goal was for the , driven largely by an aggressive advertising strategy, but the Dispatch through 2014.

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