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Village Voice Media Holdings LLC Agrees to Sell Print and Digital Media Properties to New Company – Press Releases

September 24, 2012 No Comments »

PHOENIX, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The owners of the iconic Village Voice Media family of metropolitan newsweeklies have agreed to sell the weekly papers and associated websites, along with an affiliated national advertising firm, to a new Denver-based venture named Voice Media Group.

After more than forty years of dedicated journalism – launched to draw attention and reaction to the 1970 shooting of students at Kent State UniversityJim Larkin and Michael Lacey, who founded Village Voice Media Holdings, are ready to move on and hand the reins to a new generation of writers, editors and publishers.

Backpage.com, which is not included in the transaction, will become the centerpiece of a new online classified advertising company with business worldwide.

 

SOURCE Village Voice Media Holdings LLC

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