Sun Media Group Buys City Paper
The Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) announced today that it will purchase the City Paper from Times-Shamrock Communications. City Paper‘s operations will move to the Baltimore Sun offices at 501 N. Calvert St., but City Paper‘s editorial and sales teams will remain independent from the Sun. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
“This represents a great opportunity to add another successful media property to our portfolio,” BSMG CEO Tim Ryan said in a press release announcing the deal. “This acquisition will allow us to build upon the existing success of the City Paper. We want the paper to remain a valued alternative, independent voice in Baltimore. That’s what made it attractive to us—it’s adding a unique population of readers to our overall audience.”
Jennifer Marsh will be City Paper‘s new general manager. Marsh previously worked at City Paper for more than 20 years and was publisher from 2011 to 2013, before resigning and joining the BSMG as Niche Products Director.
The ownership will officially transfer on March 12th, beginning with City Paper issue number 11.