Then There Were Nine
August 30, 2006
Inland Empire Weekly, based in Corona, California, has sold its 21-week-old publication to Southland Publishing, Inc. The sale was announced today. The IE Weekly is one of the most recent alternative newsweeklies to begin publishing and serves a large market in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Until recently, this region, with over 3.7 million people, was the largest and fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the U.S. without an alternative newsweekly.
“We are very pleased to announce that IE Weekly will be joining our family of weeklies,” said David Comden, Southland Publishing’s group publisher. “Looking at the Southern California region, this new paper helps to complete what was left of the Southland concept for us,” he added. For advertisers, Southland’s group buy allows many options for market coverage throughout Southern California.
Publisher Jeremy Zachary, editor Stacy Davies and managing editor Rich Kane will continue in their positions. All have alternative weekly experience and are former employees of the OC Weekly.
“In today’s merger climate it makes sense that we join the Southland Publishing family, allowing us to better serve our advertisers locally, regionally and nationally. With Stacy at the helm of editorial we’ll continue to evoke emotional response from readers while giving our advertisers the most talked about publication in the IE,” said Jeremy Zachary, publisher of IE Weekly.
With the addition of IE Weekly, Southland now publishes five weeklies with a total circulation of 265,000 and four monthly magazines with a combined circulation of 313,000 throughout Southern California.
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