Growth Strategy

The newspaper industry continues to navigate through market disruption and consolidation. O’Rourke Media Group brings a contrarian business strategy that’s focused on meeting customer and reader expectations and achieving consistent revenue and net income growth.

Operational Excellence in Sales

Local Content

Consumer Revenue

Process Improvement and Standardization

Market Playbook

Acquisition Criteria


Acquire family-owned, local community newspapers that have a strong, reputable brand and editorial presence in the communities they serve.

Target revenue size $1MM to $5MM with an operating margin of 5-10%. We will consider smaller and larger acquisitions if there’s alignment with our strategy.

Target enterprise valuation for acquisitions is 2X to 3X cash flow with reasonable allowance for seller adjustments. Open to assessing value based on a % of revenue.

Tuck-in acquisitions in established markets as long as net income is accretive day one.