Most large newspapers have been hit by revenue and circulation declines that began in the mid-2000s and accelerated during the recession. Since then, the AJC has continually evaluated all aspects of its business to ensure efficiency. The AJC currently employs about 2,546 people at its Dunwoody office, satellite locations and its Gwinnett County printing plant.
The AJC has expanded its website and other digital delivery modes, including an iPad app and E-edition. It has also expanded its watchdog journalism, exemplified by recent exclusive reporting on the cheating scandal at Atlanta Public Schools.
CMG, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, owns 15 television stations, 86 radio stations and other media properties in addition to the daily newspapers.