Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Examiner owner buys SF Weekly

San Francisco Examiner CEO Todd Vogt is buying the SF Weekly from Voice Media (formerly Village Voice Media) for an undisclosed price. Last year, he bought the SF Weekly's arch rival, the Bay Guardian, from Bruce Brugmann.

Here's the news release from Voice Media and a report by SF Appeal. SF Weekly music editor Ian Port tweeted "there will be layoffs here at SFW, in every department, we're told. We'll be interviewing w/ new bosses to see who stays." Early reports say that the three papers — the Weekly, Guardian and Examiner — will continue to have separate editorial content. The terms of the deal haven't been disclosed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh great! That means another print product that will end up looking as empty and sad as the Examiner.