SF Newspaper Company Set to Announce Next Bay Area Acquisition

Max Cherney, a contributor to online newspaper The San Francisco Appeal, had an interesting email exchange this week with Todd Vogt (pictured). The owner of the Bay Area’s Examiner and Bay Guardian newspapers confirmed he’s about to announce local acquisition number three.

Vogt indicated the news was to be shared by the end of today. The reporter was unable however to get any on-the-record comment from reps for the East Bay Express and Village Voice Media’s SF Weekly, two most likely targets of The SF Newspaper Company exec. From Cherney’s December 20 item:

“The new property will be highly complimentary to The Examiner and the Guardian,” Vogt wrote. “It will give us, by far, the greatest readership, reach and audience in the Bay Area, effectively covering every demographic in every corner of The City.”

Vogt, like Orange County Register savior Aaron Kushner, is a firm believer in the future of print newspapers. We’ll be sure to update the item when the official announcement is made.

Update – 12/21/12: In response to Cherney’s article, East Bay Express president Jay Youngdahl told staff this morning that the paper is most definitely not for sale.

[Photo courtesy: @sfExaminerPrez]

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