You might say this company races to cover the news. Triple Crown Media is a daily newspaper publisher with about a dozen papers serving smaller markets in the suburban Atlanta market. The company's portfolio is anchored by its flagship Gwinnett Daily Post. Its other newspapers include The Albany Herald, the Rockdale Citizen, The Clayton News Daily, The Henry Daily Herald, and The Jackson Progress-Argus. Triple Crown Media's papers boast a total daily circulation of more than 90,000. Spun off from TV station operator Gray Television in late 2005, Triple Crown Media is controlled by investment firms led by GoldenTree Asset Management.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
(AJC) announces strategic distribution partnership agreement with Triple Crown Media, Inc. A newspaper publishing group, Triple Crown Media, Inc
(TCM) locally operates seven newspapers. The AJC will begin distributing four TCM publications, anticipated to be effective March 30.
Under the agreement, the AJC will deliver the Gwinnett Daily Post, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. The three daily newspapers will continue to be delivered during their current Tuesday through Sunday publishing schedule. The AJC will deliver to homes as well as retail outlets selling the publications. In addition, the AJC will deliver Kidsville News, a monthly Newspaper in Education publication published by TCM.
"This is a great opportunity for the AJC and TCM," said Bob Eickhoff, SVP of Operations for the AJC. "This partnership allows the AJC to continue to leverage its existing distribution channels in a way that benefits both companies and better serve customers," Eickhoff added.
The transition will be transparent to Triple Crown Media customers. The agreement does not impact delivery locations, dates or times and TCM will continue to maintain a customer care department for TCM subscribers.
"Like every company operating in this difficult economic environment we are continually exploring strategies to reduce costs while improving services for our readers and advertisers," said Mike Gebhart, EVP for TCM. "We think the strategic partnership with the AJC will help us achieve both of these goals," Gebhart concluded.
The Gwinnett Daily Post is delivered to 61,000 households daily and 104,000 on Sunday while The Rockdale Citizen has a circulation of 6,000 and the Newton Citizen has a circulation of 4,000 newspapers.
About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the leading source - both in print and online - of news, information and advertising for metropolitan Atlanta, reaching a total print and online audience of nearly 2.2 million people each week. Every month, nearly 2.3 million unique visitors access the newspaper's Web sites, including ajc.com and accessAtlanta.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is part of Cox Media Group, a publishing, digital media and broadcasting subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.
About Triple Crown Media, Inc.
Triple Crown Media publishes seven newspapers in Georgia - The Gwinnett Daily Post, The Rockdale Citizen, The Newton Citizen, The Albany Herald, The Clayton News-Daily, The Henry Daily Herald and The Jackson Progress-Argus.