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NashvillePost.com is an online news service covering business and politics in the Nashville, Tennessee metropolitan area. It is locally owned and available by subscription.
NashvillePost.com competes with other daily news media in the Middle Tennessee area by pledging to offer a higher standard of business and political coverage than is found in Gannett-owned daily newspaper The Tennessean, the weekly Nashville Business Journal (owned by the American City Business Journals chain) and other media outlets operated by out-of-town corporations. Nashville Post writers contribute the business news that appears in The City Paper. Its journalists seek to break major news stories involving local business and politics.
Bill Carey and David A. Fox conceived NashvillePost.com in 1999 and began publishing early in 2000; both were former business reporters for The Tennessean. They secured venture capital funding from Solidus Co., a locally owned company whose other investments include The Documentary Channel, small-town newspaper owner American Hometown Publishing Inc., stock market analysis firm New Constructs LLC and publicly held restaurant chain J. Alexander's Inc. Carey left NashvillePost.com at the end of 2000.
In 2001, NashvillePost.com acquired the monthly magazine Business Nashville, which was renamed as Nashville Post magazine and later reconceived, with a statewide focus, as Business Tennessee. In 2005, NashvillePost.com ceased publishing online as Fox departed to work with a hedge fund and run for a position on Nashville's school board, to which he was elected in August 2006. After three months, however, Solidus decided to revive the online service under a new operating team consisting of former Tennessean business journalist Richard Lawson, former political operative Ken Whitehouse, journalist/author E. Thomas Wood and the first full-time publisher at NashvillePost.com, Todd Staff.
In 2006, the new team rolled out a revamped website while breaking numerous business and political stories that attracted local attention. The news service brought a lawsuit against the Tennessee Lottery over its refusal to release records related to the firing of a senior executive following allegations of sexual harassment, and in May 2006, a Nashville judge ordered the state-sponsored lottery to turn over the documents.
Between May 2006 and May 2007, monthly pageviews at NashvillePost.com rose by more than 80 percent, according to statistics published by the news service.
On January 15th, 2008, NashvillePost.com announced that it had been acquired during a significant acquisition spree by SouthComm, Inc., a regional niche media company created and majority-owned by Solidus Co.
Since the SouthComm acquisition, NashvillePost.com has received a second facelift and launched a daughter product called Post Politics devoted to up-to-the-minute coverage of local, state, and occasionally national politics and one called Post Business that aggregates locally relevant business news. In 2014 a third blog was added PostSports following the closure of another SouthComm property, The City Paper.
In March 2010, Nashville Post Magazine was relaunched with a circulation of 15,000 copies.
Geert De Lombaerde serves as NashvillePost.com editor, with William Williams (a member of the original staff of the aforementioned The City Paper, the Post sister publication that ceased operations in August 2013 after a nearly 13-year run) the managing editor. The two have a combined 35-plus years of experience in the Nashville print media community.
Local media sales and marketing industry veteran Jamie McPherson was named publisher in February 2015.
- NashvillePost.com website
- Post Politics website
- Post Business website
- SouthComm, Inc. website
- August 2006, July 2006 and May 2007 reports on pageview trends and top stories at NashvillePost.com
- Nashville Scene column praising NashvillePost.com scoops on troubles at fractional aircraft ownership firm FractionAir, June 2006