’s parent company acquires Nashville City Paper

SouthComm, the parent company of is acquiring the Nashville City Paper. Here’s a quote from the announcement:

The City Paper, Nashville’s free, five-day-a-week daily newspaper, will focus on building news-gathering capabilities online, including additional video features, and will only publish the print version of the newspaper on Mondays and Fridays, beginning April 28. (SouthComm President) Chris Ferrell said the purchase of The City Paper fits the company’s long-term business strategy…Albie Del Favero will stay on as publisher of The City Paper and veteran journalist Clint Brewer will continue as executive editor.

This announcement involves lots of talented people with great experience — and they’re friends of mine. I hope they can fulfill the promise of the announcement. Nashville needs it.