By KAREN BARRICKAN and KARENE PALLENBERG-MCCOYN SECTION: THE NEW YORK TIMES ; Pg. 14 LENGTH: 719 words NASHVILLE, Tenn.
— The Nashville News and Courier is a paper that has become something of a local fixture in the city.
The company, founded by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is based in downtown Nashville, and has been a fixture of Nashville for more than a decade.
It has a full-time newsroom that includes reporters and editors who cover the local economy and local politics, as well as the news of the state, local law enforcement and the city government.
And, with nearly 700 employees across Tennessee and a total circulation of about 150,000, the company has an ambitious mission.
“We want to be able to create a unique and valuable local newspaper that people in Nashville want to read and that they can get out to the newsstands, that they’re not going to be just a newspaper that they just read,” said Jeff Ritchie, the president and CEO of the company.
I think it’s really important to have a paper in the news business that’s not just going to sell magazines or magazines that are just going for a buck, but that’s going to give people the information they need, said Scott Schoener, a Nashville real estate agent.
But what does that newspaper do in the business world?
“You need to have an audience that you can reach, and that’s what we’re trying to do here,” said Schoetter.
Its website has been used by local politicians, including Mayor Megan Barry, and by several national news outlets including the Associated Press and CNN.
Its local news coverage has been recognized by several prestigious national magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Last year, the paper reported that its circulation had grown by about 30% in Nashville, which is among the top 20 metro areas in the country.
Its main rival in the newspaper business, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, has reported a slight decline in its local circulation, but its local newspaper has not seen a decline in circulation.
The newspaper is owned by News Corporation, which bought it in 2004 for $4.6 billion.
News Corp. is now owned by Comcast.
Since its inception, News Corp.’s newspapers have been known for their aggressive coverage of corporate, political and entertainment news.
In 2014, the newspaper’s publisher, David Zaslavsky, was the subject of a major corruption investigation by a federal grand jury, after he admitted to accepting gifts from an associate of a state lawmaker.
Zaslavsky, who has denied wrongdoing, resigned from the company in 2017.
The company said it had been trying to reach a deal with News Corp., but that a deal was never reached.
In a statement, News Corporation said it would continue to focus on the business of journalism.
The Nash-based company is also trying to sell its property portfolio in the Nashville area, including three Nashville properties.
It is also working on a project to build a downtown newspaper building in Nashville.
In addition, the Nashville News is seeking to buy an Atlanta-area newspaper, which it has been trying for more years.