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The AP Leads $3 Million Round of Financing for Verve Wirelessnew

The Associated Press, which has used Verve for mobile publishing since May, led the way in the company's second round of financing, the New York Times reports. "Mobile is actually a better way to reach people than print or even web. It's versatile, immediate, travels and is just as compelling," Verve CEO and former Village Voice Media president Art Howe says. One analyst tells the Times that newspapers need to tap into the fast-growing mobile market before it's too late. "It's important and smart for newspapers to get out in front on the mobile phenomenon and not make the mistake they made in waiting too long to embrace the internet," says Greg Sterling, who studies the mobile internet for Opus Research.
The New York Times  |  07-28-2008  10:24 am  |  Industry News

Times Publishing Buys LEOnew

A subsidiary of the Erie, Pa. company, formed in March to invest in alternative newspapers and headed by Art Howe, acquires Louisville's alt-weekly only months after its purchase of Cleveland Free Times. Pam Brooks, a longtime Louisville resident and publishing executive, is the new publisher, replacing Blanche Kitchen Brewer, who is retiring. "It was time," explains LEO Executive Editor and co-founder John Yarmuth. "My concern is the best interest of this paper, and it supersedes all personal agendas."
Louisville Eccentric Observer  |  07-16-2003  12:16 pm  |  Industry News

Pennsylvania Newspaper Family Invests in Cleveland Free Times

Former Village Voice Media President Art Howe is now CEO of a holding company formed by the Mead family of Erie, Pa., which owns the daily Erie Times-News, to pursue purchases of alternative newsweeklies. Cleveland Free Times is the first investment the company has made in an alt-weekly. The management team headed by former Free Times Publisher Matt Fabyan "has been made significant partners," Howe said. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  04-03-2003  3:38 pm  |  Industry News

Cleveland Free Times to Resume Publishing in May

Cleveland Free Times news release  |  03-27-2003  10:36 am  |  Press Releases

Howe's Lawsuit Reveals Details of Montgomery Salenew

Art Howe claims in a lawsuit that his former partners at Montgomery Publishing Co., members of Philadelphia's prominent Rock family, owe him at least $2.5 million. That's what his lawsuit says is a conservative estimate of Howe's share of a sale of Montgomery, valued by investment bankers at $28.4 million, to Trenton-based Journal Register Co., the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. The lawsuit claims the Rock family -- who still own AAN-member Philadelphia City Paper -- drained the company of cash, eroding its value. Howe left Montgomery in 1999 and went to Village Voice Media as president.
Philadelphia Business Journal  |  12-03-2001  2:27 pm  |  Industry News

ACE Magazine is City Communications' First Acquisition

"We're talking to lots of folks," says City exec Del Favero. (FULL STORY)
Amanda Fazzone  |  12-20-1999  11:50 am  |  Industry News

Howe, Venture Firm Buy Stake in Nashville Scene

Scene Owners Del Favero and Dobie Will Join Management Team of Newly Formed Holding Company. (FULL STORY)
Amanda Fazzone  |  12-15-1999  11:50 am  |  Industry News

Art Howe Steps Down as Montgomery Newspapers Publisher

Howe Plans to Build a National Media Company. (FULL STORY)
Amanda Fazzone  |  10-26-1999  11:49 am  |  Industry News

Art Howe Named to AAN Board

Philadelphia City Paper Owner Appointed to Seat Vacated by Laura Markham. (FULL STORY)
Cory Zurowski  |  01-26-1999  11:50 am  |  Association News

AMI Sold ... Again

Art Howe Unable to Arrange Financing in Time; Baltimore City Paper Owner Times Shamrock Moves In to Ink Deal. (FULL STORY)
Cory Zurowski  |  01-07-1999  11:49 am  |  Industry News

Arkansas Times Puts Classifieds on Page Two

Conversion of Inside Front Cover is Bonanza for Recruitment Ads. (FULL STORY)
Cory Zurowski  |  12-21-1998  11:51 am  |  Industry News

With AMI Deal, Art Howe Emerges as Major Player

Says "Alternative Papers Are the Most Exciting, Have the Greatest Potential." (FULL STORY)
Cory Zurowski  |  11-27-1998  11:50 am  |  Industry News

Updated: AMI Sold to Philadelphia City Paper Owner

Sources Say Price Tag Over $20 Million. (FULL STORY)
Cory Zurowski  |  11-23-1998  11:50 am  |  Industry News