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The Onion

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The Onion
TypeSatirical newspaper
Owner(s)Onion, Inc.
Founder(s)Tim Keck
Christopher Johnson
EditorChad Nackers
FoundedAugust 29, 1988; 35 years ago (1988-08-29)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.[1]
Ceased publication2013 (print)
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Onion, Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1988 (1988)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
FounderTim Keck
Christopher Johnson
Key people
David Schafer (Chairman), Mike McAvoy (President & CEO), Kurt Mueller (COO)[2]
ProductsThe Onion newspaper, radio, video, books; The A.V. Club; ClickHole
OwnerFusion Media Group (40%)
Number of employees

The Onion is an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization. It publishes articles on international, national, and local news. The company is based in Chicago. It started as a weekly print publication on 29 August 1988 in Madison, Wisconsin.[1] The Onion started publishing online since 1996. In 2007, the organization started publishing sarcastic news, audio and video online as the Onion News Network. The Onion stopped its print edition in 2013. They launched Onion Labs, an advertising agency.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Marino, Nick (22 July 2009). "Six insights from an editor at The Onion". Paste Magazine. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. "Contact The Onion". The Onion. 16 June 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  3. "Onion Labs". Archived from the original on March 31, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  4. Manjoo, Farhad (5 September 2013). "A Disturbance in the Force". Slate. Retrieved 13 December 2013.

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