Family that built a large publishing empire in the U.S. in the late 20th century. The family's fortunes began with Samuel Irving Newhouse (1895–1979), who, as a clerk at age 17, made a failing newspaper in Bayonne, N.J., profitable. From the early 1920s he bought and turned around other papers; at his death his company, Advance Publications Inc., owned 31 newspapers, 7 magazines, 5 radio stations, 6 television stations, and 15 cable television systems. Led by his sons Samuel I. Newhouse, Jr. (b. 1928), and Donald E. Newhouse (b. 1930), Advance Publications greatly expanded, buying several book publishers, including Random House (sold to Bertelsmann AG in 1998), and becoming one of the largest U.S. magazine publishers with titles such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Glamour, Bride's, and Gourmet.
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