Paddock Publications acquires three southern Illinois weeklies to extend its market reach
The Carbondale Times, Weekend Times and Nightlife will be published as part of the Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group
The publisher of the Daily Herald, Paddock Publications Inc., announced today that they had acquired three weekly newspaper in southern Illinois – the Carbondale Times, Weekend Times and Nightlife. The combined circulation of the papers is around 20,000.
Carbondale is the home of Southern Illinois University, which has the second best mascot name (IMO), the Salukis. (The best mascot name is, of course, the Banana Slugs – you’ll have to research that one if you don’t know the school.)
Paddock Publications also owns several weekday newspapers in southern Illinois, acquired last summer. The newspapers, including the new acquisitions, are published under the Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group name.