Heartland Publications

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Heartland Publications, LLC
Industry Newspapers, marketing
Fate Merged
Successor Civitas Media
Founded 2004 (2004)
Defunct 2012 (2012)
Headquarters Clinton, Connecticut
Key people
Michael Bush
Products Daily and weekly newspapers
Parent The Wicks Group of Companies and Wachovia Capital Partners
Website heartlandpublications.com

Heartland Publications was a Connecticut-based owner of small to medium market newspapers, and started out by acquiring 24 publications from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.[1] located in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia. They acquired 5 additional publications from Mid-South Management Co., Inc. in 2005[2] and 2007[3], located in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Heartland Publications filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2009[4], and left bankruptcy in 2010[5] under control of its creditors. It was acquired by Versa Capital Management in 2012[6], and along with Freedom Central, Impressions Media, and Ohio Community Media, were consolidating into Civitas Media.

Newspapers published[edit]

See: List of newspapers published by Civitas Media


  1. ^ Editor and Publisher, CNHI Sells 22 Papers to McGinnis, retrieved April 23, 2017 
  2. ^ Editor and Publisher, Heartland Buys W. Va. Papers, retrieved April 23, 2017 
  3. ^ Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, Mid-South Management Co. Inc. Sold to Heartland Publications LLC, retrieved April 23, 2017 
  4. ^ Editor and Publisher, Heartland, Owner of 23 Papers, Declares Bankruptcy, retrieved April 23, 2017 
  5. ^ Editor and Publisher, Heartland Publications to Emerge From Bankruptcy April 30, retrieved April 23, 2017 
  6. ^ Business Wire, Versa Capital Announces the Formation of Civitas Media, LLC, retrieved April 10, 2017