Kingfish Media Buys Louisiana Weekly

By: E&P Staff

Mark Samuels the head of Kingfish Media has purchased The Enterprise in Ponchatoula, La., as the flagship for his new community publishing group.

Carol Robertson sold Samuels the paper for an undisclosed sum. She will remain as editor and publisher during the transitional period.

Attorney Parker Layrisson of Scandurro & Layrisson in New Orleans brokered the transaction.

Samuels said in a statement he plans to reformat the paid weekly to a long tabloid on heavier stock paper with more color.

Additionally, he’s contracting out the printing to the Baton Rouge Press, which is also providing mail fulfillment.

“We’re outsourcing our business functions, too,” Samuels said in a statement. “We’re going to concentrate on what we do best: writing news and selling ads.”

Samuels was most recently the publisher of the Logan Daily News in Ohio.

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