MILWAUKEE – Urban
Milwaukee has acquired Third Coast Daily, which places the
Milwaukee online sites under the same ownership.
According to a Third Coast Daily statement, John Shannon, who
bought Third Coast Daily one year ago, said his goal with the
sale was to ensure the arts and entertainment publication
continues in Milwaukee.
“I got involved with Third Coast because I am a supporter of the
arts, and I felt its coverage of Milwaukee’s cultural scene
helped make this a more vibrant city,” Shannon said. “But I
cannot continue to commit the time needed to oversee the
publication. I believe Urban Milwaukee has the resources and
know-how to maintain and increase the readership of Third
Urban Milwaukee’s publisher Dave Reid said the publication’s
editor Bruce Murphy will also serve as editor of Third Coast.
“Third Coast is a perfect complement to what we do and will add
an entertainment-oriented website to our daily news coverage,”
said Urban Milwaukee President Jeramey Jannene. “We’d like to
salute John Shannon for his work to keep TCD going, as well that
of its past editors like Tom Strini, Jon Anne Willow and Matthew
Reddin. We aim to build on that legacy.”
Urban Milwaukee was founded in 2008 by Jannene and Reid.