Not everyone is hampered by the demise of print journalism. Ian Dale’s Bite Back media has bought Parliamentary Brief, a sort of house magazine for Westminster with an impressive array of writers and political topics far beyond Westminster. As usual the acquisition was engineered by local lad Shane Greer:
Parliamentary Brief has been on our radar since we launched Total Politics in 2008. As a competitor, I respected the passion that clearly went into each issue. And when the opportunity to acquire Parliamentary Brief came up the decision to act was easy. The acquisition of Parliamentary Brief is the latest development in our on-going commitment to identifying and executing new opportunities to better serve our clients.”
The Biteback Group operates in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Dominican Republic. The company is part owned by Michael Ashcroft’s Political Holdings Ltd.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty