Recent Sales and Closures

The following is a list of major sales, closures and acquisitions that have occurred since the publication of The New Media Baron and the Emerging Threat of News Deserts. Please let us know if we are missing something by filling out this form.


Rutland Herald and Times-Argus

Rutland Herald and Times-Argus Location: Rutland, VT Action: Sold The Mitchell family sold The Rutland Herald and The Times-Argus to partners Chip Harris and Reade Brower. Read the article here.

ECM Publishers

ECM Publishers Location: Minnesota Action: Sold Adams Publishing Group acquired ECM Publishing, which includes 50 individual publications. Read the article here.

Fauquier Times, Prince William Times, Gainesville Times

Fauquier Times, Prince William Times, Gainesville Times Location: Virginia Action: Sold Newly-formed Piedmont Media acquired three newspapers from Virginia News Group. Read the article here.

Houston Community Newspapers and Media Group

Houston Community Newspapers and Media Group Location: Texas Action: Sold Hearst purchased the Locally-focused Houston Community Newspapers and Media Group from 10/13 Communications, including 1 daily and 23 weeklies. Read the article here.

Fayetteville Observer

Fayetteville Observer Location: Fayetteville, NC Action: Sold The Fayetteville Observer was sold to Gatehouse/New Media by locally-owned Fayetteville Publishing Co. Read the article here.

Glenville Sentinel

Glenville Sentinel Location: Glenville, GA Action: Merged The Glenville Sentinel was sold to Russ Rhoden by former local owners Terry and Pam Waters. Read the article here.

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