- Posted by Mike Sundvik
- On March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 – Voice Media Group announced today it has sold the Riverfront Times of St. Louis to Euclid Media Group.
Terms of the sale are not being disclosed.
Voice Media Group has owned the RFT since 1999; during that time, the publication has won dozens of national and regional journalism awards and has established itself as the leading alternative voice in the St. Louis area. In 2014, its reporters broke numerous stories related to the Ferguson protests, coverage that earned praise from the national media.
Cleveland-based Euclid Media Group was formed in 2013 to acquire the Cleveland Scene, the Detroit Metro Times, the San Antonio Current, and the Orlando Weekly.
“We’re very proud of the work our staff has done in St. Louis, and we’ll miss them,” said VMG executive associate editor Andy Van De Voorde. “But we know the RFT will be in good hands with Euclid Media Group.”
VMG announced in January that it had retained Santa Fe-based Dirks, Van Essen & Murray to explore new strategies for its publishing assets, including the possible sale or acquisition of alternative publications or other digital businesses.