Overstory Media Group expands local news community with acquisition of iconic Halifax publication, The Coast


Press release | Overstory Media Group

Overstory Media Group (“Overstory”) announced the acquisition of Halifax-based publication, The Coast, expanding its community footprint in Eastern Canada. The acquisition of the acclaimed publication reinforces Overstory’s commitment to supporting and strengthening local news.

“The Coast is a beloved publication in Halifax that has built a strong heritage of local news reporting over the past three decades. The team has an incredible passion for their community and an undeniable talent for storytelling,” said Farhan Mohamed, co-founder and CEO of Overstory Media Group. “We are thrilled to welcome The Coast to our community, now across Canada, and look forward to helping them grow and continue the great work they are doing over the next 30 years. years.

Led by its founders, publisher Christine Oreskovich and publisher Kyle Shaw, The Coast has forged deep roots in Halifax with nearly three decades of publishing and hosts the city’s most exciting food, arts and cultural events, to add to their credits.

“We are delighted to join the Overstory community. We believe in Halifax and believe this opportunity will allow The Coast to continue to grow and evolve as the go-to medium for the city,” said Oreskovich. “Since we founded the newspaper in 1993, we have seen so many changes in our industry and our neighborhoods. With a talented and committed team, we have always been able to persevere and meet the many challenges of managing a small independent weekly. Being part of the wider Overstory community will help us reach that next level – Overstory understands the challenges of how local media can succeed and remain absolutely integral. They are committed to promoting hyper local storytelling as much as we are.

The Coast will continue to deliver the Halifax news and headlines that matter most to the community online at thecoast.ca and through its weekday newsletter.

About Overstory Media Group:

Overstory is an independent Canadian media company with a network of over 10 publications and growing across all digital platforms. The Overstory community is a collective of over 40 full-time employees, including award-winning journalists, producers, creatives and creators, delivering thoughtful content to hundreds of thousands of people every day. Our storytelling and highly engaged audience give our partners new ways to tell their stories and connect with communities around the world. For more information visit: www.omgmedia.com

About the coast:

The Coast is an award-winning media company that has been publishing stories about Halifax since 1993. Launched as a free newspaper, The Coast covers the city’s politics, food, arts and local culture while hosting some of the most exciting events around. from the city. We care deeply about our city — in fact, we think it’s one of the best in Canada. Our editors, reporters, photographers, designers and marketing team live and work in the community, making it Halifax’s go-to for reliable information. Learn more and subscribe to thecoast.ca.


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