Homer News

Homer News, Clarion and Empire change hands again

Apr 11, 2018
Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Peninsula Clarion, Juneau Empire and weekly Homer News are being acquired by a Canadian chain just six months after being sold to GateHouse Media.

The Alaska papers were sold by longtime owner Morris Communications for $120 million last fall.

The newest owner is Sound Publishing, a Seattle-based subsidiary that owns papers in the states of Washington, California and Hawaii. It's a subsidiary of Black Press, based in British Columbia.

In recent months, the trio of Alaska papers shared a top executive. But he's staying with GateHouse

Courtesy of Homer News.

Morris Communications, an Augusta, Georgia-based media company announced the sale of the Homer News, the Peninsula Clarion and the Juneau Empire Wednesday. The three Alaskan papers were sold along with eight other daily and non-daily papers in a $120 million deal with GateHouse Media.

Homer News Editor Michael Armstrong said the deal was news to him Wednesday morning.