Iconic Vancouver weekly, The Georgia Straight, acquired by Overstory Media Group in transfer to reinstate deal with native arts and tradition

Iconic Vancouver weekly, The Georgia Straight, acquired by Overstory Media Group in transfer to reinstate deal with native arts and tradition

Return to West Coast possession helps various journalism that issues most to Vancouverites, whereas serving to native arts and tradition group recuperate from COVID-19 pandemic

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 27, 2022 /CNW/ – Overstory Media Group (“Overstory”) is proud to announce the acquisition of The Georgia Straight (“The Straight”), Canada’s largest city weekly publication.

The transfer returns the 55-year-old Vancouver-based information, way of life, and leisure outlet to West Coast possession after its 2020 acquisition by Toronto-based Media Central Company Inc. That transaction resulted within the merging of The Straight’s editorial division with advertising and marketing and gross sales, and the elimination of a long-standing deal with native arts and tradition protection.

Overstory’s first motion can be to reinstate The Straight’s arts and tradition focus and improve its distinctive protection of native occasions, leisure, music, meals, and information. As a part of this effort, The Straight will proceed to host among the metropolis’s most beloved, well-known cultural occasions, together with the Better of Vancouver and Golden Plates awards. Overstory is already hiring, with a number of open roles posted on their job board, together with Arts Editor, Music Editor, and Meals Author.

“The Georgia Straight is a family identify throughout the Decrease Mainland. I grew up with it being a pioneer of unbiased pondering, and a passionate supporter of the humanities,” stated Farhan Mohamed, Overstory Co-founder and CEO. “For many years The Straight was the place to find the group, whereas additionally giving hundreds of proficient teams and people the possibility to be found. I am proud to deliver it into the Overstory group, and to have the possibility to rethink what the following 55 years will seem like.”

The acquisition of the acclaimed publication reinforces Overstory’s dedication to assist and strengthen communities by way of high-quality, thought-provoking storytelling that conjures up dialogue and motion.

“The Straight is synonymous with West Coast tradition and existence, and has all the time been deeply dedicated to group information protection,” Mohamed stated. “No different publication is aware of extra about Vancouver than the Straight does.”

Conceived in 1967 by life-long Vancouver resident Dan McLeod, who edited and printed the newspaper till 2020, The Straight has been an outspoken various media outlet, setting the usual for significant, thought-provoking, and transformational editorial ever since.

“Over the approaching weeks and months we’ll take time to speak with readers, companions, and the group at giant to redefine and rebuild the publication that is misplaced its means over the previous a number of years,” Mohamed added. “At its finest, The Straight captured and explored the beating coronary heart of Vancouver’s tradition – and have become a part of it. We’re dedicated to bringing that again.”‘

About The Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight was established in 1967 because the information, way of life, and leisure weekly in Vancouver. The Straight reaches tens of millions of readers every month with its award-winning editorial and has been an integral a part of the lively city West Coast way of life for greater than half a century. Along with publishing on-line and in print, The Straight additionally produces annual awards, together with the Better of Vancouver and Golden Plates. Learn extra and subscribe at straight.com.

About Overstory Media Group

Overstory is a Canadian media firm with a community of greater than 12 publications and rising throughout all digital platforms. The Overstory group is a collective of greater than 50 full-time staff, together with award-winning journalists, producers, creatives, and creators, delivering considerate content material to lots of of hundreds of individuals, every day. Our storytelling and highly-engaged viewers present our companions with recent methods to inform their tales and join with communities around the globe. For extra data, go to www.overstorymedia.com.

SOURCE Overstory Media Group

For additional data: Media Contact: Kathleen Reid, [email protected], 604-724-1242 

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