Emmis Communications Sells Los Angeles Magazine and Three Other Titles at Huge Loss

Mar 6, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Emmis Communications has unloaded a group of magazines for a “fire-sale price” as the company moves away from pulishing to concentrate on its 20 radio stations, The New York Post reports.

The company sold Los Angeles Magazine, along with Atlanta Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine and Orange Coast, to Hour Media for $6.5 million, according to the report.

“Back in 2000, Emmis had beaten out Primedia, the then-owner of New York Magazine, to acquire Los Angeles Magazine for $30 million,” The Post notes.

Said Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan: “The market has not been good.”

Emmis is keeping Indianapolis Monthly, based in the company’s home town.

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  1. Given that Los Angeles Magazine has turned into a hard-left screed the past several issues, it’s not surprising.

    There is so much to report on and celebrate about Los Angeles without having to make everything political.

    Yes, Los Angeles is very liberal, as is California, but there is no need to beat readers who agree or disagree with their point of view over the head with it when readers simply want to know about new restaurants, new attractions, and hidden gems.

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