Afternoon report

* SouthComm acquires Washington City Paper and Creative Loafing Atlanta; it now owns eight alt-weeklies. (Creative Loafing)
* “The Newsroom” and an ex-colleague’s passing leave a journalist mourning her newspaper family. (View from Kalamazoo)
* Second episode of “The Newsroom” takes a ratings hit. (Vulture)
* Alison Gendar quits New York Daily News to do PR for teachers; “a huge loss.” (Capital New York)
* Sick military blogger hangs it up for now, says “my energy must now be expended on recovery.” (Carl Prine)
* Bangor Daily News senior contributing editor retires at 94. (Bangor Daily News)
* Media General reorganizes after selling most of its papers to Warren Buffett. (