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Sightline Media Group, formerly Gannett Government Media and Army Times Publishing Company, is a United States company which publishes newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and other publications about the U.S. and other militaries.

Sightline Media Group
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Parent companyRegent, L.P.
PredecessorGannett Government Media
Founded1940
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationTysons, Virginia
Publication typesNewspapers, Magazines
ImprintsDefense News Media Group
No. of employees180
Official websitesightlinemediagroup.com

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1940, it was purchased by the Gannett Company in August 1997.[1]

The company’s Military Times group publishes four bimonthly newspapers aimed at current and former U.S. military personnel: Army Times (founded 1940), Navy Times (founded 1951), Air Force Times (founded 1947), and Marine Corps Times.

It also publishes Defense News (founded 1986), C4ISRNET and Federal Times.

As part of the spinoff of digital and broadcasting properties in 2015, Gannett spun off these properties to Tegna. In March 2016, Tegna sold Sightline Media Group to Regent, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm controlled by investor Michael Reinstein.

In 2011, hackers breached a Sightline database of subscribers, obtaining their names, passwords, email addresses, duty status, paygrade, and branch of service.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Gannett completes purchase of Army Times Publishing Co" (Press release). Gannett. August 1, 1997. Archived from the original on October 6, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Finkle, Jim (June 29, 2011). "New Cyberattack Targets U.S. Soldiers". HuffPost. Reuters.

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