The 2012 market for good community newspaper operations is strong. National Media Associates has fielded a solid uptick in inquiries from good, qualified buyers seeking community newspapers and newspaper groups. Multiples on cash flow and revenues are strengthening. The year 2012 appears to be the strongest for sellers since 2008.
Each newspaper environment is unique and many factors come together to determine actual newspaper value. Market, competition, growth, revenue mix and other elements combine with traditional multiples to produce newspaper value. A confidential discussion with National Media Associates can help you place your community newspaper on the value chart.