Springs Publishing LLC, parent company of Reporter Newspapers, has acquired the monthly publication Atlanta Intown. Steve Levene, the founder of Springs Publishing and publisher of Reporter Newspapers, announced the transaction, which took place earlier this month.
“Intown adds a vibrant fifth community to our coverage area,” Levene said. “It has a loyal base of readers and advertisers, and we are excited about the opportunity to include this important market in our family of local publications.”
Intown’s previous owner and publisher, Wendy Binns, explained the change in a letter to readers in the June issue. “The product will have more potential to develop and grow,” Binns said, “and the new owner has increased efficiency with a bigger, more diverse team of talent.”
Atlanta Intown, with a circulation of 35,000 copies, has been published as a monthly paper since 1994. It is delivered to homes and businesses in Atlanta’s Midtown and Intown districts, encompassing the surrounding neighborhoods of Morningside, Ansley Park, Virginia-Highland, Inman Park, Druid Hills, Toco Hills and Emory University.
Intown employees, including Editor Collin Kelley, will continue to work with the publication as part of the Springs Publishing staff.
Reporter Newspapers was launched in January 2007 with the Sandy Springs Reporter and Buckhead Reporter editions. The Brookhaven Reporter was added in 2009, followed by the Dunwoody Reporter in 2010.
The four, bi-weekly newspapers are delivered to homes and businesses in each community; combined circulation is 65,000 copies. A companion website, www.ReporterNewspapers.net, provides daily local news postings and story updates.