PWxyz, LLC has purchased Publishers Weekly, the publishersweekly.com site, and Publishers Weekly Show Daily. The company is helmed by former PW publisher George Slowik.
Here’s more from the site, including some reassuring news about staffing: “The new company will retain all of PW’s editorial, art, and advertising employees and the magazine will remain headquartered in New York City. Cevin Bryerman will stay as publisher with Jim Milliot and Michael Coffey serving as co-editors. Slowik ran PW in the late 1980s and early 1990s, leading the publication to record profits despite a poor economy.”
In addition, Reed Business Information CEO John Poulin had this comment: “Given George’s history with Publishers Weekly, we believe this will be a great match.” (Via Sarah Weinman)