Sacramento Press, community’s online newspaper, is sold to new owner

Sacramento Press, the struggling online community newspaper, has been sold to David Terry, a local Internet marketing company owner.

Launched in October 2008, Sacramento Press grew to a staff of 24 who produced a lively website covering local events, music and community news. But it has hit hard times in recent years, moving from its original, spacious headquarters near the Sacramento Amtrak station to shared space at midtown’s Hacker Lab offices. Last month, its sole employee, an editor, reportedly resigned.

The site, which relies on volunteer writers, editors and photographers, was originally part of a broader company, Macer Media, that does website development and online community journalism.

In an email to the BEE, the site’s founder Ben Ilfeld said, “We had interest from different groups and individuals, but I believe that David has the experience and vision needed to grow The Sacramento Press.” Details on the purchase price were not disclosed.

Terry, who owns David Terry Marketing in Sacramento, specializing in Internet marketing, could not be reached for comment.