Sightline Media Group

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Sightline Media Group
Parent company TEGNA Digital
Predecessor Gannett Government Media
Founded 1940
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Springfield, Virginia
Key people President, Mark Flinn
Publication types Newspapers, Magaziness
Imprints Defense News Media Group
Official website

Sightline Media Group, formerly Gannett Government Media, is a United States company which publishes newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and other publications about the U.S. and other militaries. Founded in 1940, it was purchased by the Gannett Company in August 1997.[1]

It publishes four weekly newspapers aimed at current and former U.S. military personnel, collectively called the Military Times Media Group: Army Times (founded 1940), Navy Times (founded 1951), Air Force Times (founded 1947), and Marine Corps Times. They have a combined circulation count of 237,761.[2]

Its Defense News Media Group publishes Defense News (founded 1986), Armed Forces Journal (founded in 1863), Training & Simulation Journal and C4ISR Journal. The company also publishes Federal Times.

According to a Huffington Post AOL News online news article from Boston, Massachusetts by Jim Finkle of Thomson Reuters, dated Wednesday, June 29, 2011: "Hackers broke into a Gannett Co database containing personal information about subscribers to publications read by U.S. government officials, military leaders, and rank-and-file soldiers, the media company said on Tuesday."[3]

As part of the spinoff of digital and broadcasting properties in 2015, Gannett spun off these properties to TEGNA.


  1. "Gannett completes purchase of Army Times Publishing Co". Gannett. August 1, 1997. Retrieved June 16, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Alliance for Audited Media Snapshot Report - 6/30/2013". Retrieved 2 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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