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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Little Nickel Acquires Everett Herald

Posted by on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Following on the heels of its recent acquisition of the Seattle Weekly, Little Nickel publisher Sound Publishing has acquired the Everett Herald from the Washington Post Company.

“We are thrilled to have The Daily Herald join our growing family of newspapers,” Sound Publishing president Gloria Fletcher said in a press release. “The Herald is a very well respected newspaper and it is a great fit with our print and digital products serving the greater Seattle area.”

Weird.

It's not like Sound Publishing's parent company, Black Press, Ltd., doesn't already own a few daily newspapers around the country. But these recent acquisitions do suggest a shift in their regional business strategy. Which raises the question: Who's next?

 

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rob! 1
Confine Tim Keck in his eyrie, or keep him out of the office until he gets a favorable offer—what to do, what to do???
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on February 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM · Report this
kitschnsync 2
Has Keck been acting distant lately? Did he start a new workout routine? Maybe he picked a new cologne without consulting the Stranger staffers?

These are all warning signs.
Posted by kitschnsync on February 6, 2013 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
I think you meant to say the Washington Post sold it. Get used to rich Canadians buying up your stuff. They tax their rich.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 6, 2013 at 1:34 PM · Report this
SLL 4
It's interesting, in 2008 the Seattle Weekly gave you everything you need to know about the whys and hows behind all this: http://www.seattleweekly.com/2008-07-16/…
Posted by SLL on February 6, 2013 at 2:18 PM · Report this
5
Dying community weeklies all over the area, probably.
Posted by Paper Is Dead - Really Really Dead on February 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM · Report this
6
OK, so they bought it. Can they close it, too?
Posted by Che Guava on February 6, 2013 at 6:01 PM · Report this
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The Herald has been losing money for years and may have been on the same path as the Seattle PI and we know what happened to them. The Herald just laid off 4 employees last month and laid off 17 people in 2011. Would you rather the paper fold? It was not locally owned, it was owned by the Washington Post (in the other Washington). This purchase just may mean the paper survives. The environments for newspapers has changed. Oh, and the Stranger is next.
Posted by Claxton Welch on February 6, 2013 at 9:31 PM · Report this

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