Where is The Onion Corporate office Headquarters

The Onion Headquarters Address and Contact

  • Address: 730 N Franklin St #700, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

  • Phone Number:
    +1 312-751-0503

  • Fax Number: 312-751-4137

  • Email: suppport@theonion.com

  • Number of Employees: N/A

  • Established: August 29, 1988

  • Founder: Tim Keck & Christopher Johnson

  • Key People: Steve Hannah, Matt Fumagalli

The Onion Headquarters Location & Directions

The Onion Headquarters Executive Team



Steve Hannah

Chief Executive Officer and President

Matt Fumagalli

Director of Finance

Mike McAvoy

Chief Operating Officer

Will Graham

Executive Producer of Onion News Network and Director of Onion News Network

Keith Phipps

Editor of AV Club

Joe Randazzo

Editor of Editorial

Kyle Ryan

Managing Editor of The A V Club

About The Onion, History and Headquarters Information


The Onion was founded in the year 1988. The company has been active for over 30 years now. The founders of the company were Christopher Johnson and Tim Keck. In the year 1989, the company was sold off to Dikkers and Haise, for about $16,000. In the early years of operation, the company was very successful in various university locations around the USA. The publication mainly consisted of satire like Spy magazine, cartoons made by Dikkers and also short fiction stories as well. In the year 1993, the profile of Dikkers was running in the issue of The Daily Iowan. In the year 1994, during an interview, Dikkers discussed the plans of the company to start a new sketch comedy show, known as The Comedy Castaways.

Then in the year 1996, Dikkers collaborated with Ben Karlin, Dana Carvey and Robert Smigel in order to create four short news segments in the Onion, for The Dana Carvey Show. In the year 1996, the company’s publication started a news parody titled as Deadline: Now, mainly for the Fox Network. The same year, the company was sued by Janet Jackson for a particular article in the publication. Then in the year, the company had collaborated with MTV. During the year 1999, the editors and writers of the company started to attend events like the USA Comedy Arts Festival. The same year, the company had been awarded Webby Award in the humour category. The first book of the company, known as ‘Our Dumb Century’, was also released in the year 1999. The published book brought a profit of almost $450,000 to the company. The following year, the writers and editors of the company participated in Comedy Central panel discussions too. In the year 2001, the company had debuted its New York City print edition. Then in the year 2003, the company was purchased by David Schafer, for about $2.5 billion. In the year 2006, the company had launched its own YouTube channel as well. Starting in the year 2011, the company had begun testing a monthly and annual charge for users accessing its website. By the end of the year 2013, the company had moved itself to an all-digital format. The company has also launched another website, known as Click Hole, for parodying about websites like Upworthy and Buzzfeed. As of the year 2016, Univision Communications had acquired a 40 per cent stake in the company. In the year 2017, the company had partnered up with Lionsgate Films. As of the year 2019, the company was acquired by a private equity firm known as Great Hill Partners. The headquarters of the company is based in 730 N Franklin Street #700. The name of the place is Chicago, while the name of the state is Illinois, USA. The pin code of the area is 60654.


The Onion is an American publishing company that focuses on the production of satirical digital media as well as operates as a newspaper organisation that publishes articles on various national and international news. The current CEO and president of the company are Mike McAvoy. The company stopped its print operations back in the year 2013. As of the current date, the company has almost 140 employees working in it. In the year 2013, the company had launched its advertising agency, known as Onion Labs.


The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to obtain digital media, written and developed by the company itself, that provides for national and international news, in a satirical form for readers to enjoy and have entertainment.

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  • steven serling says:

    This is a device that can supply unlimited clean totally renewable engery,any were there is deep water and gravity. It works with the same principals as artion wells and volcanos. The problem is it woks so affordably industry and government are unwilling to consider it or acknowledge it. Please help me spread the word.

    SERLING.STEVEN.002PP PATENT 1 DEEP WATER HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE GENERATOR BACKGROUND [0001] The present invention generally relates to methods and systems for producing energy from a body of water. SUMMARY [0002] The disclosed subject matter provides a system for creating free, clean energy from a body of water. In embodiments, the disclosed system may comprise providing a tube, the tube having an open bottom end, and a top end, which is sealed and includes a capped aperture. The tube may then be placed inside a body of water, vertically oriented, with its bottom end extending into the depth of the water, and the top end extending above the surface of the water. The tube is then filled with high pressure water, which causes the water to flow out of the aperture, with the water pressure throughout the tube being equal to the higher pressure at the bottom end level. This water flow from the aperture may be used to drive a generator. [0003] In embodiments, Barlow’s formula may be used as a general guide for the pipe design. Additionally, the flow rate formula (Flow rate = flow velocity x cross sectional vector area), Bernoulli’s Principle, and Newtons law of motion can be used as a general guide for design of the device including aperture. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES [0004] The detailed description of some embodiments of the invention is made below with reference to the accompanying figures, wherein like numerals represent corresponding parts of the figures. [0005] FIG. 1 shows an energy harvesting system, according to various embodiments. [0006] APPENDIX A provides various principles and descriptions of the disclosed system. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF CERTAIN EMBODIMENTS [0007] In the following detailed description of the invention, numerous details, examples, and embodiments of the invention are described. However, it will be clear and apparent to one skilled in the art that the invention is not limited to the embodiments set forth and that the invention can be adapted for any of several applications. Doc ID: c510796b378e77f27eb0ec9f5847fb937cd04a93 SERLING.STEVEN.002PP PATENT 2 [0008] All illustrations of the drawings are for the purpose of describing selected versions of the present invention and are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. [0009] A method of deriving energy from a body of water may comprise providing a tube which is placed inside the body of water as depicted in FIGS. 1 and 2. The tube may be a cylinder, for example, and may comprise an open bottom end, and a top end. The top end may form a top end enclosure, and may include an aperture. Additionally, the aperture may be provided with a cap for fully sealing the aperture and top end enclosure. In embodiments, the perimeters of the pipe and aperture may be generally governed by Barlow’s law. [0010] The tube may be placed inside a body of water, such as an ocean, and may be filled with high pressure water, or other high pressure fluid. This may be water having a pressure equal to the water pressure at the bottom end level of the tube. This may be done, for example, by pumping the water through the aperture after the tube has been placed in the body of water; or by inserting the tube into the body of water with the aperture open, then capping the aperture and lifting the tube upwards. Thus, the water flowing through the tube may have a pressure equal to about the density of water, times the gravitational constant, times the depth of the water, according to the equation P=Density*gh. The high pressure water may then flow through the aperture, and may be used to drive a generator (wherein the rate of liquid flow =velocity of the liquid times concentration of the area of flow of the pipe). [0011] In some embodiments, the generator may be placed at the aperture, or various types of adapters may be installed at the aperture for operation of different types of pressure drive driven devices or systems (e.g., at manufacturing and chemical processes) and/or generators. It should be understood that the size of the tube and/or depth may vary and may depend on the operational parameters, desired energy output, specific application, etc. [0012] As such, the tube may work as an artesian well to provide a continuous flow of high pressure water that is released at the aperture (similar to flow out of a hole in a garden hose). This results in a passively supplied energy from a free clean source, which is accessible from any body of water. [0013] The disclosed system is based on the principle that pressure on a confined liquid is transmitted in all directions without measurable loss, and that Laminar flow is the smooth flow through a tube. Additionally, fluid pressure is dependent on depth, and increases with depth as water density remains the same. The disclosed system applies the Hagen–Poiseuille equation and Doc ID: c510796b378e77f27eb0ec9f5847fb937cd04a93 SERLING.STEVEN.002PP PATENT 3 uses stored energy that is available as pressurized ocean water (similar to an Artesian well). Additionally, the disclosed system is not limited in geographic location and can be used with any body of water. [0014] Although the invention has been explained in relation to its preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that many other possible modifications and variations can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed. [0015] The constituent elements of the disclosed device and system listed herein are intended to be exemplary only, and it is not intended that this list be used to limit the device of the present application to just these elements. Persons having ordinary skill in the art relevant to the present disclosure may understand there to be equivalent elements that may be substituted within the present disclosure without changing the essential function or operation of the device. Relationships between the various elements of the disclosed device as described herein are presented as illustrative examples only, and not intended to limit the scope or nature of the relationships between the various elements. Persons of ordinary skill in the art may appreciate that numerous design configurations may be possible to enjoy the functional benefits of the inventive systems. Thus, given the wide variety of configurations and arrangements of embodiments of the present invention the scope of the invention is reflected by the breadth of the claims below rather than narrowed by the embodiments described above. Doc ID: c510796b378e77f27eb0ec9f5847fb937cd04a93 SERLING.STEVEN.002PP PATENT 4 WHAT IS CLAIMED IS: 1. A system for deriving energy from a body of water, the method comprising: providing a tube, the tube having an open bottom end and a top end, said top end forming a top end enclosure and including an aperture and a cap to configured to seal the aperture to fully seal the top end; placing said tube inside a body of water in a vertical orientation, wherein said open bottom end extends into a depth below the surface of the body of water, and wherein the top end extends above the surface of the body of water; causing the tube to be filled with water having a pressure approximately equal to the water pressure of said body of water at said depth into which the open bottom end extends, thereby causing water to flow out of the aperture at said pressure; using the water flowing out of said aperture to drive an energy generator. Doc ID: c510796b378e77f27eb0ec9f5847fb937cd04a93 SERLING.STEVEN.002PP PATENT 5 ABSTRACT A system for creating free, clean energy from a body of water comprises providing a tube, having an open bottom end, and a top end, which is sealed and includes a capped aperture; placing the tube within a body of water; causing the tube to be filled with high pressure water thereby driving flow of water out of the top end aperture of the tube; and using the flow of water to drive a generator.

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