Chief Executive Officer and President
Director of Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Producer of Onion News Network and Director of Onion News Network
Editor of AV Club
Editor of Editorial
Managing Editor of The A V Club
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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