McElvy Media Group enters into preliminary agreement to acquire Greensheet Media
The Greensheet, which has been published in Houston for 48 years, has entered into a preliminary agreement to be sold to McElvy Media Group. The transaction is targeted to close Sept. 1.MORE
GateHouse Media to acquire Pueblo Chieftain
The Star-Journal Publishing Corp. of Pueblo, Colo., has reached an agreement to sell The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper to GateHouse Media, one of the largest publishers of locally based media in the United States.
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Rawlings family in the transaction. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.MORE
Wick Communications acquires daily newspaper in the state of Washington
The Wenatchee (Wash.) World, which has been published by the Woods family for 111 years, has been sold to Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media corporation, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.MORE
AIM Media Midwest acquires daily paper in Bowling Green, Ohio
AIM Media Midwest, LLC has acquired the publishing assets of The Sentinel Company, Inc. of Bowling Green, Ohio. The publication and affiliated website included in the transaction are the daily Sentinel-Tribune serving Bowling Green and surrounding Wood County, www.sent-trib.com and a variety of other specialty and periodic publications.MORE
Shaw Media buys The Ottawa Times from Small Newspapers
The Ottawa (Ill.) Times has been sold to Shaw Media of Crystal Lake, Ill., according to Len R. Small, president of Small Newspapers. The Times serves both Ottawa and Streator, Ill., publishing a newspaper five days a week. The asset sale includes related operations, including Starved Rock County Magazine, a regional travel publication.
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Small Newspaper Group in the transaction.MORE
HD Media to buy Charleston Gazette-Mail
HD Media, publisher of the Huntington (W.Va.) Herald-Dispatch, has been approved as the successful bidder to acquire the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail.MORE
Ogden to acquire Byrd newspapers in Virginia
The Byrd family, owners of daily newspapers in Winchester and Harrisonburg, Va., has reached an agreement to sell its publications to Ogden Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper group with 43 daily newspapers published in 16 states.MORE
New Media Investment Group to acquire Austin American-Statesman
New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC for $47.5 million.MORE
Paxton Media Group acquires Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Paxton Media Group has purchased The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., from Wick Communications.
Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Wick Communications in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.MORE
Number of daily newspaper deals highest since 2000
The newspaper industry saw its busiest transaction year in nearly two decades with 31 separate deals involving daily newspapers in 2017, according to Dirks, Van Essen & Murray.
Phil Murray, senior vice president, said the activity was driven by two factors.MORE
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America's Newspapers – the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched October 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.
Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.
America's Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form one of the industry's largest advocates for newspapers and the many benefits to their communities, civil life, freedom of expression and democracy.
"Newspaper journalism provides a voice for the voiceless, challenges elected officials, shines a light on government, calls for change when change is needed, and exposes corruption and injustice," said Chris Reen, the president and publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will serve as the first president of America's Newspapers.More
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SNPA-Inland merger is complete
A new association formed by the consolidation of SNPA and the Inland Press Association was officially launched today. The name of the new association will be announced on Oct. 6 at the association's first annual meeting in Chicago.
Edward VanHorn, SNPA's executive director, said that the merger unites two of the country's oldest press associations into a progressive new organization that will use its bigger and more powerful voice to be an unapologetic advocate for newspapers.More