Independent publisher buys six newspapers from TC Media

A new independent publisher has purchased six Montreal-area newspapers and their associated online properties from the media division of Transcontinental, reports the Montreal Gazette.

Gravité Média is acquiring five French-languages weekly newspapers — Le Courrier du Sud de Longueuil, Le Brossard Éclair, Le Reflet de Delson, Le Journal Saint-François de Valleyfield and Le Soleil de Châteauguay — as well as a monthly, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud.

The company is headed by Julie Voyer, who was TC Media’s general manager for the Montérégie region.

The papers have a strong connection with the communities they service and, with the acquisition, they will return to local management, Voyer said.