Washington City Paper’s Owner Puts It Up for Sale

Washington City Paper is for sale. Chris Ferrell, the CEO of the alt-weekly’s Nashville-based parent company SouthComm, says staffers at the paper learned about it this afternoon.

“We’ve been slowly selling a number of our alt weeklies,” Ferrell says. SouthComm will probably continue to operate the Nashville Scene and some other papers, he says, but it will increasingly focus on “b to b,” or business-to-business-focused outlets. Those are “frankly a better business,” Ferrell says.

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