Cowles Media Company, founded in 1935, is a newspaper, magazine and information publishing company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. The company operated Cowles Business Media, Cowles Creative Publishing, and Cowles Enthusiast Media units.

Owners of the Minneapolis Tribune and Star since 1935, other newspapers owned at one time by Cowles Media and its affiliates include the Des Moines Register, the Buffalo Courier-Express, the Scottsdale Progress and the Rapid City Journal. The company also owns the Register and Tribune Syndicate (established in 1922), and trade publications Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.

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