Creative Loafing sells its papers in Tampa and Charlotte

Creative Loafing

Thomas Wheatley reports that Creative Loafing has sold its Charlotte and Tampa papers to SouthComm Inc. and that CEO Marty Petty, former publisher of the Poynter-owned St. Petersburg Times, has resigned. SouthComm, based in Nashville, Tenn., operates several niche publications, including Nashville Scene. Wheatley has a memo from Creative Loafing that says the company will focus on "brand value, audience and revenue growth for its flagship publications: Chicago ReaderCreative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper."

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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