Brooklyn Weekly Newspapers Bought By Schneps Communications

By: Press Release

It is with great pride that the mother and son team of Victoria and Josh Schneps, publishers of The Queens Couriers, celebrating 25 years, announce that they have acquired Brooklyn’s Home Reporter/Sunset News and the Brooklyn Spectator group of weekly newspapers in Western Brooklyn.

This will be the media company’s groundbreaking foray into Brooklyn, establishing a firm foundation for growth throughout the borough.

“Bay Ridge and its environs are some of Brooklyn’s premier neighborhoods, and the Home Reporter-Spectator is one of the borough’s oldest, most respected and successful newspaper chains,” explained new owners Victoria and Josh Schneps, who will be co-publishers of the titles, a position they also hold at the Queens group.

Within the next weeks and months, readers will find a revitalization and expansion of their hometown community newspapers. More content, a current and visually pleasing re-design, and more color for photos and graphics, they added.

“We will create a strong web presence and establish even greater community involvement. But the heart of the papers will remain intact: local news and issues of interest to the community.

“Perhaps most important, we are looking to the community to partner with us in this revitalization,” said co-publisher Josh Schneps. “We want them to help us expand the coverage of the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator. We want our new communities input; we want to hear of people, places, issues and events of importance. From a Bay Ridge social column, to a nightclub reporter, to insider politics and an inside look on Bay Ridge’s beautiful homes, we are looking for ideas, writers, photographers and columnists who can join us in this venture.” Call Editor at 718-238-6600 or email him at homereporter@aol.com.

Be a part of this new beginning, which continues a proud 82-year history in Brooklyn.

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