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Voice Media Group (VMG) is an American privately held media company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. VMG was established by longtime employees of Village Voice Media, whose flagship property was seized by the U.S. Justice Department after a 93 count indictment was filed by the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section in concert with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. [1] VMG owns several newspaper publications across the country. These offerings extend across print, mobile and digital marketing.[2]

Properties include Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer, Miami New Times, and Broward New Times, as well as a digital marketing agency.

VMG was founded in September 2012, when Village Voice Media executives Scott Tobias, Christine Brennan and Jeff Mars announced an agreement to purchase Village Voice Media's papers and web properties from their founders.[3] The classified web site was not part of the sale.[4]

VMG initiated a Digital Marketing agency (V Digital Services) in 2013 working with their publications and partners around the country to offer digital marketing solutions ranging from search engine optimization, Social Media Brand Management, Paid Media, Website Development, and Local Business SEO.

On May 6, 2015, Voice Media announced the sale of Minneapolis City Pages to Star Tribune Media Co., publisher of the Minneapolis daily newspaper of the same name.[5]

On November 3, 2017, Voice media announced that their Houston Press property would be transitioning to an online-only publication.[6]


  1. ^ "Justice Department Leads Effort to Seize Backpage.Com, the Internet's Leading Forum for Prostitution Ads, and Obtains 93-Count Federal Indictment". US Dept of Justice. 9 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Newly Formed Denver Holding Company Voice Media Group To Acquire Village Voice Media Publishing Properties". PR Newswire. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2013.[self-published source]
  3. ^ Ha, Anthony (23 September 2012). "Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company's Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  4. ^ Russell, Mallory (24 September 2012). "Village Voice Management Buyout Leaves Behind". Ad Age. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  5. ^ Ramstad, Evan (6 May 2015). "Star Tribune makes deal to buy alt-weekly City Pages". Star Tribune. Retrieved 6 May 2015.[self-published source]
  6. ^ Downing, Margaret (3 November 2017). "The Presses Have Stopped, But the Press Lives On". Houston Press. Retrieved 4 November 2017.[self-published source]

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