Trulia has announced a new platform which allows publishers to use the company's online real estate tools to create co-branded sites with real estate guides, heat maps and home sales information, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Village Voice Media, Kiplinger, and American Towns are all partnering with Trulia in the new venture.

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In the first year-over-year comparisons using its monthly chart of the most popular newspaper websites, Editor & Publisher reports that Village Voice Media grew its traffic 127 percent from Nov. 2006 to Nov. 2007. Over the same period of time, total minutes spent on the company's sites increased by 89 percent. VVM's network of sites ranked 10th in traffic last month, with a total of 2,774,000 unique visitors, according to E&P.

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The VVM "channel," which includes all of the paper's sites, was the 27th most popular online newspaper destination in February, according to a Nielsen/NetRatings report. VVM's sites had 5,205,000 pageviews; a unique audience of 1,377,000; and the average user visit lasted four minutes, seven seconds.

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An unnamed industry source tells the Weekly's Steve Volk that a group led by Richard L. Connor is among the bidders for his paper. Connor, the editor and publisher of the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., led a group of investors last year in the purchase of that paper from the McClatchy Co. "Another company frequently mentioned among industry insiders as a potential bidder is Times-Shamrock Communications," Volk says, but the company says it has "no involvement." Times-Shamrock owns AAN members Baltimore City Paper, Detroit's Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, and the San Antonio Current, among other publications. Village Voice Media and Philadelphia Media Holdings have also been named as companies interested in purchasing the Weekly.

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Lance Gould, a veteran New York journalist, will begin his tenure in Boston in late April. Gould, formerly an editor at New York's Daily News and Spy magazine, was most recently a contributing editor at Radar magazine. He replaces Bill Jensen, who left the Phoenix to become director of online operations for Village Voice Media. Executive Editor Peter Kadzis says of Gould: "His recent work at Radar, where a premium was placed on the interdependence of print and online, will serve him particularly well at the Phoenix as we continue to work toward maximizing the convergence of our print, online, and radio content."

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