King Features Syndicate, Inc.
, a print syndication
company owned by The Hearst Corporation
, distributes about 150 comic strips
, newspaper columns
, editorial cartoons
to nearly 5,000 newspapers worldwide. King Features Syndicate is a unit of Hearst Holdings, Inc., which combines the Hearst Corporation's cable network partnerships, television programming and distribution activities and syndication companies. King Features' affiliate syndicates are North America Syndicate
and Cowles Syndicate
. Each week, Reed Brennan Media Associates, a unit of Hearst, edits and distributes more than 200 features for King Features.