April 22, 2014 Last Updated 2:28 pm

Sonoma Media Investments launches new weekly newspaper division to be led by John Burns

The owner of The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) announced that it would launch a new weekly newspaper division. Leading that division will be John Burns, currently the publisher of Petaluma Argus-Courier.

Sonoma Media Investments will be expanding its weekly newspaper holdings through new launches of acquisitions.

Burns is the outgoing president of the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and will assume the publisher’s role at the Sonoma Index-Tribune. Burns is a Northern California newspaper veteran, having worked 15 years at the Argus-Courier, and previously serving as publisher of the Novato Advance and editor and general manager of the Sebastopol Times and News.

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