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Cygnus Business Media Sells Group to SouthComm

Cygnus Business Media today announced that it has sold a large group of publications to SouthComm, Inc. (FULL STORY)
SouthComm  |  11-03-2014  4:00 pm  |  Press Releases

Creative Loafing Charlotte to be Soldnew

SouthComm, Inc. has reached an agreement with Charles Womack of Womack Newspapers, Inc. to acquire the assets of Creative Loafing Charlotte.
Creative Loafing Charlotte  |  08-19-2014  5:59 pm  |  Industry News

LEO Weekly Sold to Local Ownership Groupnew

SouthComm has reached an agreement to sell the Louisville alt-weekly to a group of investors led by Aaron Yarmuth, son of the paper's founder John Yarmuth.
LEO Weekly  |  04-30-2014  11:00 am  |  Industry News

Folio Weekly Publisher To Join Southcomm

Folio Weekly publisher David Brennan recently announced that he will be leaving the publication to serve as the group publisher for SouthComm Inc. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  09-21-2012  12:10 pm  |  Industry News

SouthComm Acquires Washington City Paper and Creative Loafing Atlanta

With the transaction, Nashville-based SouthComm now owns eight AAN-member publications, and the New York-based investment firm Atalaya Capital Management exits the alt-weekly business. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-03-2012  4:31 pm  |  Industry News

Cincinnati CityBeat Acquired by SouthCommnew

Nashville-based SouthComm has announced the purchase of Cincinnati CityBeat. Publisher Dan Bockrath will remain in his position.
SouthComm  |  03-05-2012  12:45 pm  |  Industry News

Rob Jiranek Joins Southcomm as COO

Rob Jiranek has previously served as partner and Group Publisher of Portico Publishing, publishers of C-Ville Weekly in Charlottesville, VA, and the Columbia Free Times. (FULL STORY)
Southcomm  |  01-03-2012  12:03 pm  |  Press Releases

SouthComm Acquires Creative Loafing Charlotte and Tampa

CL, Inc. has sold Creative Loafing Charlotte and Creative Loafing Tampa to Nashville-based SouthComm Inc. The company also announced that CEO Marty Petty has resigned. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-10-2011  3:12 pm  |  Industry News

VVM Sells The Pitch of Kansas City to Southcomm, Inc.

Village Voice Media announced today it has sold The Pitch of Kansas City to Nashville-based media company Southcomm, Inc., which also owns LEO Weekly and Nashville Scene. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  03-18-2011  12:20 pm  |  Industry News

New Owners Bring Changes to Nashville Scenenew

Nashville-based SouthComm purchased the Scene from Village Voice Media last month, and has swiftly been making changes. Former managing editor and longtime staffer Jim Ridley has taken over as editor, and the paper rolled out a glossy look this week. In addition, SouthComm has brought all editorial staffers of its Nashville properties (it owns The City Paper, NashvillePost.com and a handful of smaller print publications) under one roof, and done the same -- in a different building -- for business-side staff. Scene writer Bruce Barry says Nashville is "the alpha test" of SouthComm's publishing theory, which involves owning a unique blend of niche publications in a single market. Barry also points out that many SouthComm higher-ups are "very conservative" and wonders how that might affect the alt-weekly going forward.
Nashville Scene  |  09-18-2009  1:09 pm  |  Industry News

A Few More Details Emerge on Nashville Scene Salenew

Village Voice Media executive associate editor Andy Van De Voorde tells the Tennessean that the Scene's rumored financial troubles were not what led the company to sell the paper to Nashville-based SouthComm, Inc. "I have no reason to believe that anyone wasn't pleased with [the Scene] financially," he says. Van De Voorde also says that Scene editor Pete Kotz, who came to Nashville after VVM's Cleveland Scene was merged with Free Times, will leave the paper but remain in the VVM chain. Whether other staffing changes are in the works is not yet clear, though Van De Voorde notes that all Scene and Nfocus magazine employees will receive two weeks severance, plus a week of pay for every year of service and unpaid vacation time from VVM -- whether or not they keep their jobs under the new owners.
The Tennessean  |  08-20-2009  10:26 am  |  Industry News

It's Official: VVM is Selling Nashville Scene to SouthComm

Village Voice Media today confirmed the rumors that it is selling the Nashville Scene to SouthComm, Inc. VVM will also sell Nfocus magazine to the Nashville-based media company run by former Scene publisher Chris Ferrell. SouthComm also owns AAN member LEO Weekly. The deal is expected to close this Friday, and terms of the transaction are not being divulged. MORE: See SouthComm's statement on the transaction. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media Press Release  |  08-19-2009  12:14 pm  |  Press Releases