Tronc has bought The Virginian-Pilot Media Companies, including TheVirginian-Pilot, PilotOnline.com, and Pilot Targeted Media, from Landmark Media Enterprises, tronc announced May 29. The cash purchase price was $34 million.
Seaton Publishing Company, based in Manhattan, Kansas, has bought the Junction City Daily Union from Chris Walker. In the purchase, Seaton also acquired the 1st Infantry Division Post weekly newspaper at Fort Riley and the Wamego Smoke Signal and Wamego Times, weeklies in Pottawatomie County…
Metro Market Media, a newly formed company owned by Charles H. Morris Jr., has bought The Times (Gainesville, Georgia) and The Poultry Times from Morris Multimedia, the law firm Grimes, McGovern and Associates reported. Morris's father Charles H. Morris Sr. is CEO of Morris Multimedia.
Canada's Transcontinental's Media Sector, TC Media, has sold its 30 publications, including 21 weeklies in the Montreal area, the Metro Montreal weekday newspaper, as well as eight publications in the Quebec City area to a Canadian corporation headed by Michael Raffoul, a Montreal-based busi…
GateHouse parent New Media Investment Group is buying the Akron Beacon Journal from Black Press for $16 million, according to a release from New Media. In a separate transaction, New Media has agreed to sell GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings to Black Press.
Hearst has purchased from Fimalac an additional 20 percent interest in global financial information services company Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 100 percent.
The parent company of the Portland Press Herald (Maine) is acquiring half The Portland Phoenix, meaning that the alt-weekly will be in part owned by the paper it aims to provide an alternative voice to, the Bangor Daily News reports.
AIM Media Midwest has acquired the publishing assets of The Sentinel Company 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, the website www.sent-trib.com, and a varie…
RG Media Chairman Tony Baker announced Jan. 25 that his family has entered into a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of RG Media Company to GateHouse Media, a subsidiary of New Media Investment Group. RG Media Company publishes the 46,000-circulation Eugene (Oregon)…
Iowa-based Lee Enterprises has sold its newspaper and digital media operations in Maysville, Kentucky, to Champion Media, including The Ledger Independent and maysville-online.com, the company announced.
Mergers and acquisitions advisory firm W.B. Grimes & Company has sold its Newspapers Group along with its Global Media, Events & Information Services Group to John J. McGovern, a former senior associate with the firm.
USA Today owner Gannett is investing in and partnering with Scroll, an online platform that provides subscribers with ad-free viewing of news and media site content, USA Today reports.
New Jersey-based Wainscot Media is buying MR Magazine's print publication, website and related businesses from B2B events organizer UBM, headquartered in London. Also included in the deal are 25 custom magazines published for the customers of exclusive retailers in the apparel and jewelry bu…
Worcester Magazine, an alt weekly aimed at providing an alternative voice to the Telegram & Gazette newspaper, a daily in Worcester, Massachusetts, will now be published by the paper, according to MassLIve.com.
GateHouse Media has an alliance with Houzz, a platform for home renovation and design, to provide the full Houzz content, shopping and pro-finder service across all GateHouse newspaper websites.
New Media Investment Group, parent company of GateHouse Media, is spending $1.2 million for Holden Landmark Corp., the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester, Massachusetts, reported.
The Ogden Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper group with 43 daily newspapers published in 16 states, is buying Byrd Newspapers, Ogden CEO Robert M. Nutting announced.
GateHouse Media is buying the Austin American-Statesman from Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, the paper reported. The $47.5 million deal is expected to close April 2.