Hoffman Group acquires nine local Florida newspapers
In an effort to bolster local journalism The Hoffmann Family of Companies, a Florida-based group of businesses, announced it is acquiring Florida Media Group, LLC, publisher of nine Florida newspapers.
The newspapers, which have a combined circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers, will form the new Hoffman Media Group. The staff of 75 publishers, editors, writers and other employees will remain in place.
The titles from the Florida Media Group are The Ave Maria Sun, Bonita Springs Florida Weekly, Babcock Ranch Telegraph, Charlotte Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Florida Weekly, Key West Florida Weekly, Naples Florida Weekly, Palm Beach Florida Weekly and Wellen Park Journal. This could be the first of several acquisitions of Hoffman Group.