Daily Newspaper Sales, Jan.-Dec. 2004
Posted: 1/1/2005  |  By:
Here's a look at dailies that changed hands this year. This list includes transactions reported in 2004, as well as responses to E&P's inquiries to newspaper brokers. (Please note that only transactions made before Dec. 21 are included here.) Check out E&P Online for a list of both dailies and weeklies sold in 2004.





ARKANSAS

Daily Siftings Herald, Arkadelphia, 2,700

Seller: Better Built Group

Buyer: HarborPoint Media, LLC



Hope Star, 3,100

Seller: Better Built Group

Buyer: HarborPoint Media, LLC



CALIFORNIA

The Dispatch, Gilroy, 4,700

Seller: Pacific-Sierra Publishing Inc.

Buyer: Mainstreet Media Group



Free Lance, Hollister, 3,200

Seller: Pacific-Sierra Publishing Inc.

Buyer: Mainstreet Media Group



Madera Tribune, 4,500

Seller: Pacific-Sierra Publishing Inc.

Buyer: Madera Printing and Publishing Co. Inc.



Turlock Journal, 6,000

Seller: Pacific-Sierra Publishing Inc.

Buyer: Morris Multimedia



FLORIDA

The Daily Commercial, Leesburg, 29,200

Seller: Better Built Group

Buyer: HarborPoint Media, LLC



IDAHO

South Idaho Press, Burley, 5,100

Seller: Liberty Group Publishing

Buyer: Lee Enterprises Inc.



ILLINOIS

The Journal-Standard, Freeport, 13,700

Seller: Lee Enterprises Inc.

Buyer: Liberty Group Publishing



KENTUCKY

Harlan Daily Enterprise, 6,600

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



The Middlesboro Daily News, 6,000

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



MARYLAND

The Montgomery Journal, 10,000

Seller: The Phillips family

Buyer: Clarity Media Group



The Prince George's Journal, 9,400

Seller: The Phillips family

Buyer: Clarity Media Group



MICHIGAN

The Oakland Press, 66,600

Seller: 21st Century Newspapers Inc.

Buyer: Journal Register Co.



The Macomb Daily, 46,500

Seller: 21st Century Newspapers Inc.

Buyer: Journal Register Co.



The Daily Tribune, Royal Oak, 13,500

Seller: 21st Century Newspapers Inc.

Buyer: Journal Register Co.



The Morning Sun, Mount Pleasant, 11,400

Seller: 21st Century Newspapers

Buyer: Journal Register Co.

MINNESOTA

Mesabi Daily News, 9,900

Seller: Murphy McGinnis Media

Buyer: Superior Publishing Inc.



The Daily Tribune, Hibbing, 5,200

Seller: Murphy McGinnis Media

Buyer: Superior Publishing Inc.



NEVADA

Elko Daily Free Press, 7,300

Seller: Liberty Group Publishing

Buyer: Lee Enterprises Inc.



NEW YORK

The Leader, Corning, 13,300

Seller: Lee Enterprises Inc.

Buyer: Liberty Group Publishing



NORTH CAROLINA

The Robesonian, Lumberton, 13,400

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



The Sampson Independent, Clinton, 8,200

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



The Herald-Sun, Durham, 50,100

Seller: The Rollins family

Buyer: Paxton Media Group



OHIO

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, 4,800

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



The Daily Sentinel, Pomeroy, 3,800

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



The Portsmouth Daily Times, 14,500

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications Inc.

OKLAHOMA

Durant Daily Democrat, 6,000

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



Altus Times, 4,600

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



TENNESSEE

Shelbyville Times-Gazette, 8,200

Seller: David & Nina Gay Segroves

Buyer: Rust Communications



VIRGINIA

Northern Virginia Journal, 80,000

Seller: The Phillips family

Buyer: Clarity Media Group



WEST VIRGINIA

Point Pleasant Register, 4,000

Seller: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC



WISCONSIN

The Daily Telegram, Superior, 7,900

Seller: Murphy McGinnis Media

Buyer: Superior Publishing Inc.



The Daily Press, Ashland, 6,400

Seller: Murphy McGinnis Media

Buyer: Superior Publishing Inc.







NEW YORK

Finger Lakes Times, 17,000

Seller: Independent Publications Inc.

Buyer: Community Media Group Inc.



Ohio

The Delaware Gazette, 7,397

Seller: Thomson Family

Buyer: Brown Publishing Co.



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