Sound Publishing buys Homer News

Seattle-based Sound Publishing Inc., announced today its purchase of the Peninsula Clarion and Homer News, as well as the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly, from GateHouse Media.

Sound Publishing President Gloria Fletcher announced the news Wednesday. The new owners steward a group of 49 publications in the greater Puget Sound Region.

Sound Publishing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black Press, a Victoria, British Columbia company with publications in Canada, Washington, Hawaii and California.

Rick O’Connor, president and CEO of Black Press said, “We are very excited to acquire the Alaska publications which will complement our publishing groups in Washington state and British Columbia.”

Founded in 1975 by current chairman and owner David Black, Black Press owns more than 150 publications.

Peninsula Clarion Publisher Joe Leong, who is also publisher of the Juneau Empire and Homer News, will be staying with Gatehouse Media.

Clarion General Manager Brian Naplachowski will continue in that role.

GateHouse Media purchased the Peninsula Clarion from longtime owner Morris Communications in October 2017.

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