Tag: Michigan Chronicle



Memphis Tri-State Defender gets new ownership

Publisher and President Bernal E. Smith II has engineered a deal that brings local ownership to the TSD. (Photo: Warren Roseborough) For the first time in its storied 62-year history, the Memphis Tri-State Defender will be both locally owned and operated. Following an extended period of discussion and negotiations, Real Times Media, Inc. (RTM) has agreed to sell the assets of Tri-State Defender, Inc. (TSD) to BEST Media Properties, Inc., a Tennessee Corporation established by current TSD President and Publisher, Bernal E. Smith II.



Real Times Media garners two seats on the Board of the National Newspaper Publishers Association

Rod Doss, Editor and Publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier and Hiram E. Jackson, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, both win seats at NNPA’s National Convention Detroit (July 11, 2013) – Hiram E. Jackson, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle and Rod Doss, publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, were both recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Newspaper Publisher Association (NNPA) at the organization’s annual convention. Both papers are part of a conglomerate of five (5) newspapers owned by Real Times Media, the largest newspaper organization in the NNPA.