Village Voice Media sells SF Weekly and Seattle Weekly to Black Press properties

weekliesSeattle Weekly has been sold by Village Voice Media to Sound Publishing, which puts out 36 daily, weekly and monthly community newspapers and magazines in western Washington and northern Oregon.

The Voice also sold SF Weekly to San Francisco Newspaper Co., which runs the San Francisco Examiner and the Bay Guardian. (Black Press owns both Sound Publishing and the Examiner.)

Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.

* Sound Publishing buys Seattle Weekly (
* SF Weekly to join Bay Guardian, Examiner at San Francisco Newspaper Co. (
* Yes, SF Weekly was sold to the same guy who owns the Examiner and Bay Guardian (
* On Tuesday, Seattle Times knocked down rumors that it was buying the Weekly (