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Creative Loafing Group Announces Company-Wide Pay Cuts, Atlanta Lays Off 4

Salaries at the Chicago Reader, Creative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper will be reduced by 5 percent company-wide. Efforts to sell the chain's remaining papers have stepped up. (FULL STORY)
Creative Loafing, Inc.  |  03-14-2012  5:28 pm  |  Industry News

Chicago Reader Up For Salenew

Crain's Chicago Business reports that Atalaya Capital Management is actively seeking bidders for the Chicago Reader.
Crain's Chicago Business  |  03-12-2012  12:12 pm  |  Industry News

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

Creative Loafing Announces Several Staff Changes

Tammy Bailey was named Vice President/CFO, making her the company's top financial executive. Alison Draper, Chris Herring, David Walker, and Brett Murphy will also step into new roles. (FULL STORY)
Creative Loafing  |  05-31-2011  5:50 pm  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing Charlotte Names New Publisher

Wendy Goldstein, associate publisher of Creative Loafing Charlotte has been named publisher, CL Inc. CEO Marty Petty announced today. (FULL STORY)
Creative Loafing Charlotte  |  05-05-2011  11:36 am  |  Press Releases

Dan Snyder Defends, Re-Files Lawsuit Against Washington City Papernew

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder re-filed his lawsuit against Washington City Paper in a D.C. court today, nearly three months after it was filed in New York.
Washington City Paper  |  04-26-2011  2:57 pm  |  Legal News

Chicago Reader Loses Third Editor In Eight Monthsnew

Chicago Reader interim editor Geoff Dougherty has "abruptly parted" ways with the paper. Dougherty had been filling in for previous editor Kiki Yablon, who in November unexpectedly announced her resignation just four months into the position.
Chicago Reader  |  01-26-2011  8:04 pm  |  Industry News

Herald-Tribune Disputes AAN's Story On The Closing Of Creative Loafing Sarasota

Representatives of the Herald-Tribune Media Group and New York Times Company have contacted AAN to clarify the licensing agreement between their company and Creative Loafing, Inc. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-29-2010  7:20 pm  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing Sarasota Sold, Will Print Final Issuenew

Creative Loafing (Sarasota) has been sold to the Herald-Tribune Media Group, which will shut down print operations this week and lay off six employees.
Tampabay.com  |  12-15-2010  11:22 am  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing Names New Chief Digital Officernew

Creative Loafing, Inc. has named Alex Kam its chief digital officer to oversee the digital operations of the company's six publication. Most recently, Kam was vice president of digital media for ALM/Incisive Media North America (publisher of The American Lawyer and other journals), and he has also served as general manager of new media for Major League Baseball. "It's not about building something and they will come. It's about understanding what users want and bringing them to you," Kam says in a note to employees. "Digital allows you to do this in many different ways ... but it's driven first and foremost by content." He will work out of D.C.
Chicago Reader  |  05-27-2010  9:14 am  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Names Henry Scott as New Publishernew

Henry E. Scott, who joined Creative Loafing, Inc. as vice president and chief marketing officer in February, has been named the publisher of the company's Atlanta paper. He replaces Luann Labedz, who announced her departure in March, and will be the paper's eighth publisher in six years. "With the declining circulation of the city's only daily, and its decision to move its newsroom [outside the Perimeter], we have emerged as Atlanta's largest-circulation hometown newspaper," he says. "That means we have an even greater responsibility to Atlantans who want to learn how to make the most of life in this sophisticated and cosmopolitan city."
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-13-2010  4:05 pm  |  Industry News

Video: Web-First Publishing - How Alt-Weeklies Can Survive

The clip below is of a SXSW panel featuring Joran Oppelt and Stephen Hammill of Creative Loafing, Carly Carioli of the Boston Phoenix and the East Bay Express' Jody Colley. (Note: there are a few minutes of video before the discussion begins.)

AAN  |  03-19-2010  5:11 pm  |  Industry News  |  Comments (2)

Creative Loafing Brings on Former Dallas Observer Publishernew

Alison Draper, who was publisher of the Dallas Observer between 2002 and 2006, has been named the new vice president and chief sales officer of Creative Loafing, Inc. She will report to CL CEO Marty Petty, and will be based in the company's Chicago office. "We're all aware of the decline in the influence of daily newspapers and in their circulation and advertising sales," Draper says in a release. "I'm convinced that Creative Loafing's newspapers and websites can attract the readers and serve the advertisers who find daily newspapers irrelevant."
Tampa Bay Business Journal  |  02-16-2010  4:46 pm  |  Industry News

New Creative Loafing CEO Named One of 'Ten People to Watch' in 2010new

Marty Petty, who was named the six-paper company's first post-bankruptcy CEO in November, has been dubbed one of the people to watch in the Tampa Bay business scene by the St. Petersburg Times. "Petty has her work cut out for her. Any newspaper is a business challenge in these lean days. Creative Loafing faces direct competition from tbt* Tampa Bay Times, the free, Monday-through-Friday alt-like tabloid that belongs to the St. Petersburg Times," the Times reports. "But Petty, 57, now controls a geographically diverse audience with five other alts published in Sarasota, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, DC. Let the games begin."
St. Petersburg Times  |  01-11-2010  8:29 am  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing, Inc. Hires Henry Scott as Chief Marketing Officernew

The six-paper company has tapped Scott, a former president of Out Publishing and VP at the New York Times Co., to lead its marketing efforts as it emerges from bankruptcy. Scott comes to Creative Loafing from Gansevoort Media, a planning and product development firm he founded in 1995.
Tampa Bay Business Journal  |  01-06-2010  9:42 am  |  Industry News