Window Media, publisher of gay and lesbian newspapers across the country, has closed, the Associated Press reported. Window publications include Southern Voice, Washington Blade, Houston Voice, and South Florida Blade. The AP reported:
Laura Douglas-Brown, editor of Southern Voice newspaper in Atlanta, said she arrived at work Monday to find the locks changed and a note saying parent company Window Media LLC had closed down.
"From my understanding, there was just no more money to keep these companies running," she said in a telephone interview as she sat with her former employees outside their locked Atlanta office. "We had all been told that the companies would be sold. The fact that we were shut down was a complete shock."
Steven Myers, co-president of Window Media in Washington, D.C., declined comment.