The Daily Dispatch

The Daily Dispatch is a private newspaper that was founded in 1997 by a renowned political pollster, Mr. Benjamin Ephson, popularly called Ben Ephson. The paper is noted for its detailed political analysis of election related issues in Ghana and across the West African region.

The Daily Dispatch newspaper, according to GeoPoll’s market survey for the first quarter of 2017 (Jan – March 2017), has the seventh highest audience share at 1.3% nationwide, with an average readership of 78,000.

Its content covers politics with a niche on polling analysis, business, education, gender issues, entertainment and sports. The Daily Dispatch’s readership profile includes politicians, students, diplomats and researchers.

The Daily Dispatch newspaper is owned by Allied News Limited, a limited liability company with Ben Ephson as its CEO and Managing Editor. He is the sole shareholder, according to the official profile at the Registrar General's Department.

The history of the paper is closely tied to his work and achievements. Ben Ephson has almost 40 years practice in journalism. The papers niche into polling analysis can be traced back to Ephson’s polling skills that he acquired while studying the basic principles of the U.S. election research opinion polling in Maryland, USA.

Key facts

Audience Share

1.27%

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Paid content

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Media Companies / Groups

Allied News Limited

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The Daily Dispatch newspaper is a private newspaper and is registered to Allied News Limited whose CEO, Founder and Editor-in-Chief is Benjamin Ephson. There was a company profile available at the Registrar General's Department.

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General Information

Founding Year

1998

Founder

Benjamin Ephson

Affiliated Interests Founder

Benjamin Ephson is a journalist and a renowned pollster in Ghana. He is the host of Epson's File on radio during electioneering period in Ghana. This analysis platform examines the political activities, programmes, policies and personalities in elections.

Ceo

Benjamin Ephson

Affiliated Interests Ceo

see above

Editor-In-Chief

Benjamin Ephson

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

see above

Contact

Allied News Ltd.;P.O.Box PMB CCC 17 Cantonments Accra -Ghana;Tel.: 0302 - 763339;Fax: 0302 - 761541;Email: Dailydispatchgh@gmail.com

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Further Information

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Audience share from GeoPoll Report about National Readership (Jan.-March 2017).

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