Townhall’s Conservative Capture: A PJ Pluck


Salem Media Group’Townhall just added another voice to its growing stable of conservative online news and views portals.

For an undisclosed price, PJ Media is being added to the digital division of a company known for its non-secular properties and a collection of conservative Talk stations.

PJ Media will join a division that includes Townhall, HotAir, RedState, Twitchy, and Bearing Arms; PJ Media’s leadership will be handed by VP/GM Jonathan Garthwaite.

“We’re excited to add PJ Media to the Townhall Media network,” Garthwaite said. “PJ Media has done great work covering the issues that impact the future of the country. Townhall Media’s reach at a critical point in our nation’s history grows tremendously with PJ on our team.”

The addition of PJ Media will increase Townhall Media’s footprint to over 15 million unique readers each month.

PJ Media’s now-former CEO, Aubrey Chernick, said, “I am honored to have worked with an amazing group of writers to build PJ Media into the respected, trusted and established brand it is today. Now, there is an opportunity to continue to expand PJ Media’s voice and brand and distribute its content to an even bigger audience.”

Salem President/Interactive and Publishing David Evans added, “This is an exciting time for Salem and Townhall Media. In an age where many are struggling to figure out what a successful business model for online journalism looks like, we are continuing to grow and adapt in the changing environment and are thrilled to add PJ Media to the Salem family and serve even more Americans with quality news, analysis, and opinion on the most important topics of the day.”