Nationwide alliance of local media outlets adds five new members

The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette among those signing on with Local Media Consortium

Dec 23, 2013, 09:00 ET from Local Media Consortium

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Local Media Consortium today announced the addition of five new media companies to its growing membership ranks, including the publishers of The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock and The Frederick News-Post in Maryland.

"We're thrilled to welcome these prominent media companies into our partnership," said Christian A. Hendricks, vice president, interactive media for The McClatchy Company and the Consortium's executive committee chairman. "These companies operate in terrific markets, they further strengthen the collective reach and impact of the Consortium and they make the Consortium just that much more appealing as we negotiate partnerships with technology companies and other service providers to grow revenue and audience."

The five new members are:

  • Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC, the publisher of The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette newspapers and their affiliated businesses
  • Herald Interactive, the digital division of the Boston Herald newspaper and publisher of
  • Randall Family, LLC, publisher of The Frederick News-Post newspaper in Frederick, Md.,
  • Star Tribune Media Company LLC, publisher of the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • WEHCO MEDIA, INC., publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Newspaper in Little Rock along with several other daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and cable television companies in six states

The Local Media Consortium now represents nearly 40 member companies with additional companies expected to join in the coming weeks. Local Media Consortium members attract 1.8 billion monthly page views from 240 million monthly unique users. They offer almost 10 billion advertising impressions each month for desktop, tablet, mobile web, mobile app and video.

The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe and The Frederick News-Post were part of the original partnership when it was founded in 2006 as The Newspaper Consortium. The Star Tribune Media Company and WEHCO MEDIA are first-time members.

"The future of local media has never been brighter," said Ray Faust, vice president of sales for emerging media at Star Tribune. "The shared purpose and collaboration of Local Media Consortium members will lead to more opportunity and more success for all. Star Tribune is proud to be a member."

About the Local Media Consortium (

Local Media Consortium members are: A.H. Belo, The Bakersfield Californian, Ballantine Communications, BH Media Group, Boston Globe Media Partners, The Buffalo News, Calkins Media, Columbian Publishing Company, Cooke North Carolina Publications, Cox Media Group, The Day Publishing Company, Deseret Digital Media, Digital First Media, The Dispatch Printing Company, Freedom Communications, GateHouse Media, Halifax Media Group, Hearst Newspapers, Herald Interactive, Lee Enterprises, The McClatchy Company, Morris Communications, New York Daily News, The Oklahoma Publishing Company, Paddock Publications, Paxton Media, Randall Family, Scripps, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Shaw Family Holdings, Sonoma Media Investments, Star Tribune Media Company, Tampa Media Group, Tennessee Valley Printing Company, Times-Shamrock Communications, Trib Total Media and WEHCO MEDIA.

The media outlets represented by the Local Media Consortium include major market daily newspapers and leading local television stations such as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, The Kansas City Star, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, Miami Herald, Omaha World-Herald, Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tampa Tribune, WMAR, Channel 2, Baltimore; WXYZ, Channel 7, Detroit; WRTV, Channel 6, Indianapolis; WFTV, Channel 9, Orlando;  KNX-TV, Channel 15, Phoenix; and KIRO-TV Channel 7, Seattle.

SOURCE Local Media Consortium