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Friday, August 12, 2016

A turn to the right? Or ongoing editorial independence but with economies of scale?

BizJournals report: "ECM Publishers plans to sell to Adams Publishing Group, Aug 10, 2016, 1:25pm CDT - By:
Tyler Gieseke, Staff writer Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

A brief item, containing the following excerpt (links in original omitted)

Started by former Minnesota Gov. Elmer Andersen in 1976, Coon Rapids-based ECM reaches more than 600,000 homes in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin through publications including the Sun Current newspapers, Carver County News and the Anoka County Union Herald.

ECM Publishers also has a printing arm that produces the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and other publications.

“We are excited to welcome the ECM associates to our APG team in Minnesota,” APG Chairman Stephen Adams said in a prepared statement. [...] St. Louis Park-based APG owns community newspapers and other media products in eight states and Washington, D.C. Its list of Minnesota publications includes:

- Mesabi Daily News (in Virginia)


Is this bad news for environmentalists, or again might it be ongoing editorial independence with consolidation of operations without content consolidation?

NOTE: ECM publishes the official newspaper for City of Ramsey Legal notices.

Posting before checking ABC Newspapers online, and learning that the guess was correct that they'd published; this link for a more detailed report.

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