Parent company of San Diego Downtown News doubles in size
San Diego Downtown News Staff
On Tuesday, July 1, San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN) officially acquired three community newspapers from Mission Publishing Group, LLC.
The Mission Times-Courier, Mission Valley News and La Mesa Courier will now join SDCNN’s San Diego Uptown News, San Diego Downtown News and Gay San Diego in providing in-depth, hyper-local, community news to the heart of San Diego.
“Jim Madaffer has done a terrific job over the last two decades and these papers have truly become staples of the neighborhoods they serve,” said SDCNN Publisher David Mannis. “The SDCNN team is excited to add these quality newspapers to our family of community papers and we look forward to serving the people and businesses of these vibrant areas.”
The combined 68,000 circulation of the newly acquired newspapers will give SDCNN a total circulation of nearly 130,000, with a distribution that expands its current reach of Uptown and Downtown neighborhoods into those of eastern and central San Diego, including Mission Valley, San Carlos, Allied Gardens, Grantville, Del Cerro, La Mesa and others.
“I am confident David Mannis will continue with the quality local news and neighborhood service we have strived to deliver for nearly 20 years,” said Jim Madaffer, publisher of Mission Publishing Group, LLC.
Mannis has been in the publishing industry for more than 30 years. He previously published the La Jolla Village News, Beach & Bay Press and The Peninsula Beacon, and just celebrated the five-year anniversary of SDCNN in June.
A former San Diego City Councilmember, Jim Madaffer is president of Madaffer Enterprises, a government affairs consulting firm located in Downtown San Diego. He serves on the board of directors of the San Diego County Water Authority and was appointed to the California Transportation Commission earlier this year by Governor Jerry Brown.