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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
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$130
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

WNET.org, acquired NJ Spotlight, LLC

synopsis: NJ Spotlight was acquired by WNET, the largest PBS affiliate in the nation and the parent company of NJTV and Thirteen. NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses.
buyer: WNET.org
WNET.ORG is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET.ORG also hosts digital services such as THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, and WLIW World. "
target: NJ Spotlight, LLC
NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses. They are nonpartisan, independent, policy-centered and community-minded.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired AlterNet Media

synopsis: AlterNet.org, a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism, has been acquired by the partners of RawStory.com. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997,
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: AlterNet Media
AlterNet.org is a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 7 million unique visitors per month.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Allison Ross, acquired YellowHammer News

synopsis: Allison Ross is the new owner and publisher of Yellowhammer News, Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
buyer: Allison Ross
Allison Ross is a successful consulting, real estate, and public relations entrepreneur. Ross earned a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Alabama and has been an advisor to Yellowhammer Multimedia for a number of years. "
target: YellowHammer News
Yellowhammer News is Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Opimus Group plc, acquired Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.

synopsis: Hungary’s listed Opimus Group announced that it acquired 100% of Mediaworks Hungary Zrt., the publisher that has recently had 60-year-old left-wing daily newspaper Népszabadság shut down.
buyer: Opimus Group plc (BUSE:OPIM:$31.17)
Opimus Group is a holding company that is listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange (BÉT). OPIMUS Group is a firm affiliated with Lőrinc Mészáros, the billionare Fidesz mayor of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s hometown of Felcsút. "
target parent: Vienna Capital Partners
target: Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.
Mediaworks is an Austrian-owned firm that published Hungary’s largest opposition daily, Népszabadság. Népszabadság serves up authentic and quality media content to consumers. Nepszabadsag is Hungary’s most-widely circulated political newspaper.
price ($mm)
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$88
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Al-Monitor, LLC, acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Crest Media, owner of leading Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor, and Real Clear Investors, current co-owner of RealClearPolitics, have purchased the remaining equity stake in RealClearPolitics from Forbes Media LLC. Al-Monitor and RealClearPolitics together plan to cross-promote and enhance delivery of news and information to their readers.
buyer: Al-Monitor, LLC
Al-Monitor, launched February 13, 2012, features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East, including through its Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey Pulses. "
target parent: Forbes, Inc.
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Forbes Media, corporate parent of Forbes.com has acquired a 51% stake in RealClearPolitics.com, a premier political Web site. The founders will remain owners and management.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches more than 18 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. "
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired The New Civil Rights Movement

synopsis: Raw Story's partners have purchased The New Civil Rights Movement, a prominent site focused on politics and civil liberties. The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site.
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: The New Civil Rights Movement
The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site. The New Civil Rights Movement is a 2014 winner of a GLAAD Media Award.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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announced 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Torstar Corporation, will acquire iPolitics

synopsis: Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital news outlet iPolitics Inc. iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. "
target: iPolitics
iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services. They are based in Ottawa, Canada.
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announced 11/25/2015 via Market Wire

True Blue Media, LLC, will acquire Blue Nation Review

synopsis: MOKO Social Media Limited announced that its political commentary platform, Blue Nation Review, will be sold to True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center.
buyer: True Blue Media, LLC
True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center. "
target parent: MOKO.mobi Limited
target: Blue Nation Review
Blue Nation Review is a political commentary platform. Blue Nation Review’s goal is to take what makes USA great, her people who come from all walks of life, and mobilize them into a progressive community dedicated to moving the great country into the 21st century.
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announced 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

PandoDaily, will acquire NSFW Corporation

synopsis: PandoDaily, a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem with a focus on Silicon Valley, is acquiring NSFW Corporation, the humor- and politics-focused publication founded by former TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr.
buyer: PandoDaily
PandoDaily is a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Lacy. PandoDaily offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies. "
target: NSFW Corporation
Not Safe For Work Corporation (or NSFW Corporation) is the future of journalism (With Jokes). Founded as a weekly, digital-only, news magazine in 2011, NSFWCORP has since expanded into a monthly print edition. They have no mission statement, no political affiliation and no qualms.
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closed 10/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Capital of Texas Media Foundation, acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: In Fact Daily announced that it had been acquired by Capital of Texas Media Foundation. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Capital of Texas Media Foundation
Capital of Texas Media Foundation is a nonprofit organization that owns media companies. "
target parent: The Statesman Co.
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 3/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Statesman Co., acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: The Statesman Co. has purchased In Fact Daily, Austin’s daily electronic newswire that covers City Hall and local politics. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics.
buyer: The Statesman Co.
The Austin American-Statesman is part of The Statesman Co., a multimedia company that includes print, digital, delivery, commercial printing and packaging. In print and online, Statesman brands are Central Texas’ top news, entertainment, shopping and information sources. "
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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announced 11/1/2017 via Reuters

PMPG Polskie Media SA, will acquire Do Rzeczy

synopsis: PMPG Polskie Media SA, a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media, will increase its stake in Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. from 30.9% to 81% to become its majority owner. Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. is the publisher of Do Rzeczy, a right-wing Polish language weekly news and political magazine.
buyer: PMPG Polskie Media SA (WSE:PGM:$15.38)
PMPG Polskie Media SA is a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media. The company publishes books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and provides advertising services through its subsidiaries. "
target: Do Rzeczy
Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. is the publisher of the Do Rzeczy and Do Rzeczy Historia magazines in Warsaw, Poland. Do Rzeczy is a right-wing Polish language weekly news and political magazine. Do Rzeczy Historia is a Polish language monthly history magazine.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downticket merged with Politiscope,

synopsis: Downticket is merging with Politiscope to create a combined app with resources for voters and an option to donate to specific candidates. The new app will retain Politiscope’s name and brand. Downticket is an app with voting guides and allows users to donate directly to campaigns. Downticket makes money by retaining a percentage of the donations.
buyer: Politiscope
Politiscope is an app that helps voters track members of Congress, political candidates, and issues. Users can follow politicians and see info about their voting records in a similar format to sports player profiles. "
target: Downticket
Downticket is the world’s first non-partisan platform dedicated to empowering engagement in down ballot U.S. elections nationwide. Downticket advances tools that put the power of election strategizing, influence, and monitoring at citizens’ fingertips.
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
price ($mm)
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$2
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

WNET.org, acquired NJ Spotlight, LLC

synopsis: NJ Spotlight was acquired by WNET, the largest PBS affiliate in the nation and the parent company of NJTV and Thirteen. NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses.
buyer: WNET.org
WNET.ORG is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET.ORG also hosts digital services such as THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, and WLIW World. "
target: NJ Spotlight, LLC
NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses. They are nonpartisan, independent, policy-centered and community-minded.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired AlterNet Media

synopsis: AlterNet.org, a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism, has been acquired by the partners of RawStory.com. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997,
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: AlterNet Media
AlterNet.org is a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 7 million unique visitors per month.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Allison Ross, acquired YellowHammer News

synopsis: Allison Ross is the new owner and publisher of Yellowhammer News, Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
buyer: Allison Ross
Allison Ross is a successful consulting, real estate, and public relations entrepreneur. Ross earned a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Alabama and has been an advisor to Yellowhammer Multimedia for a number of years. "
target: YellowHammer News
Yellowhammer News is Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Al-Monitor, LLC, acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Crest Media, owner of leading Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor, and Real Clear Investors, current co-owner of RealClearPolitics, have purchased the remaining equity stake in RealClearPolitics from Forbes Media LLC. Al-Monitor and RealClearPolitics together plan to cross-promote and enhance delivery of news and information to their readers.
buyer: Al-Monitor, LLC
Al-Monitor, launched February 13, 2012, features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East, including through its Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey Pulses. "
target parent: Forbes, Inc.
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Forbes Media, corporate parent of Forbes.com has acquired a 51% stake in RealClearPolitics.com, a premier political Web site. The founders will remain owners and management.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches more than 18 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. "
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired The New Civil Rights Movement

synopsis: Raw Story's partners have purchased The New Civil Rights Movement, a prominent site focused on politics and civil liberties. The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site.
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: The New Civil Rights Movement
The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site. The New Civil Rights Movement is a 2014 winner of a GLAAD Media Award.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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announced 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Torstar Corporation, will acquire iPolitics

synopsis: Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital news outlet iPolitics Inc. iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. "
target: iPolitics
iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services. They are based in Ottawa, Canada.
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announced 11/25/2015 via Market Wire

True Blue Media, LLC, will acquire Blue Nation Review

synopsis: MOKO Social Media Limited announced that its political commentary platform, Blue Nation Review, will be sold to True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center.
buyer: True Blue Media, LLC
True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center. "
target parent: MOKO.mobi Limited
target: Blue Nation Review
Blue Nation Review is a political commentary platform. Blue Nation Review’s goal is to take what makes USA great, her people who come from all walks of life, and mobilize them into a progressive community dedicated to moving the great country into the 21st century.
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announced 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

PandoDaily, will acquire NSFW Corporation

synopsis: PandoDaily, a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem with a focus on Silicon Valley, is acquiring NSFW Corporation, the humor- and politics-focused publication founded by former TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr.
buyer: PandoDaily
PandoDaily is a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Lacy. PandoDaily offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies. "
target: NSFW Corporation
Not Safe For Work Corporation (or NSFW Corporation) is the future of journalism (With Jokes). Founded as a weekly, digital-only, news magazine in 2011, NSFWCORP has since expanded into a monthly print edition. They have no mission statement, no political affiliation and no qualms.
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closed 10/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Capital of Texas Media Foundation, acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: In Fact Daily announced that it had been acquired by Capital of Texas Media Foundation. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Capital of Texas Media Foundation
Capital of Texas Media Foundation is a nonprofit organization that owns media companies. "
target parent: The Statesman Co.
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 3/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Statesman Co., acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: The Statesman Co. has purchased In Fact Daily, Austin’s daily electronic newswire that covers City Hall and local politics. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics.
buyer: The Statesman Co.
The Austin American-Statesman is part of The Statesman Co., a multimedia company that includes print, digital, delivery, commercial printing and packaging. In print and online, Statesman brands are Central Texas’ top news, entertainment, shopping and information sources. "
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downticket merged with Politiscope,

synopsis: Downticket is merging with Politiscope to create a combined app with resources for voters and an option to donate to specific candidates. The new app will retain Politiscope’s name and brand. Downticket is an app with voting guides and allows users to donate directly to campaigns. Downticket makes money by retaining a percentage of the donations.
buyer: Politiscope
Politiscope is an app that helps voters track members of Congress, political candidates, and issues. Users can follow politicians and see info about their voting records in a similar format to sports player profiles. "
target: Downticket
Downticket is the world’s first non-partisan platform dedicated to empowering engagement in down ballot U.S. elections nationwide. Downticket advances tools that put the power of election strategizing, influence, and monitoring at citizens’ fingertips.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Kilcullen Kapital Partners, acquired The Business Post

synopsis: Kilcullen Kapital Partners, an investment company founded by businessman Enda O’Coineen, has acquiredThe Business Post from Key Capital. The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper.
buyer: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy, is a boutique dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen Kapital Partners is based in Dublin, Ireland, "
target parent: Key Capital Ltd.
target: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more.
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Opimus Group plc, acquired Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.

synopsis: Hungary’s listed Opimus Group announced that it acquired 100% of Mediaworks Hungary Zrt., the publisher that has recently had 60-year-old left-wing daily newspaper Népszabadság shut down.
buyer: Opimus Group plc (BUSE:OPIM:$31.17)
Opimus Group is a holding company that is listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange (BÉT). OPIMUS Group is a firm affiliated with Lőrinc Mészáros, the billionare Fidesz mayor of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s hometown of Felcsút. "
target parent: Vienna Capital Partners
target: Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.
Mediaworks is an Austrian-owned firm that published Hungary’s largest opposition daily, Népszabadság. Népszabadság serves up authentic and quality media content to consumers. Nepszabadsag is Hungary’s most-widely circulated political newspaper.
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