Villager sold to mate of Murdoch exec

The Villager is Sold to Information Technology Executive

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The parent company of The Villager has been sold to a business executive with experience in information technology and e-commerce.

“I was looking for something in New York that had quality and integrity behind it,” Jennifer Goodstein said of purchasing Community Media, LLC, effective July 31.

The award-winning newspaper chain also includes the Downtown Express, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and the East Villager, and was owned for the past 12 years by John W. Sutter.

“John has maintained, over the years, a very strong reputation of having a place where people can find a trusted source of what’s happening,” Goodstein said. “I do feel that, looking at the condition of the papers –– I think the hard work is done.”

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