Lionheart Newspapers LLC, the Plano, Texas-based publisher of two dailies and 68 weeklies, has changed its name to American Community Newspapers LLC, the company said Wednesday.
CEO Gene M. Carr said that even before he joined the company he thought the Lionheart name failed to describe the chain, which does business as Minnesota Sun Publications in Minneapolis, DFW Community Newspapers in Dallas, and Sun Publications in Kansas City. “American Community Newspapers personifies who we are and reiterates our focus on suburban larger metro community newspapers in the United States,” Carr said. The chain’s “core values” include strong local news with an emphasis on local school coverage, Carr said.
Added Carr: “We are in a growth mode within our existing newspaper operations and in our desire to acquire newspapers in other markets.”