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Brentwood News publisher Jeff Hall (left) and Santa Monica Mirror publisher T.J. Montemer.
Mirror Staff
Brentwood News publisher Jeff Hall (left) and Santa Monica Mirror publisher T.J. Montemer.

News, Santa Monica, Brentwood

Mirror Media Group Acquires Brentwood News

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, 4:48 pm

Mirror Staff

The company that publishes the Santa Monica Mirror will now publish the Brentwood News as well. The Brentwood News, started in 1991, is a monthly publication with a circulation of 13,150. The Santa Monica Mirror, started 16 years ago, has a weekly circulation of 20,000.

Brentwood News circulation will now be increased to 14,000, starting immediately. The Mirror organization will also take over two websites, and

“This is an important move in terms of long-term viability for the Brentwood News,” according to Jeff Hall, editor and publisher of the Brentwood News. “The Mirror is strong and getting stronger. Brentwood News on its own has always been too small. The Mirror also is very good at digital publishing, so this will give a nice boost to the Brentwood News as the world goes increasingly digital.”

Jeff Hall will continue as editor and publisher and continue to write his column, “Brentwood Beat.”

“Jeff has been an important voice in the Brentwood community for a very long time,” said T.J. Montemer, publisher of the Santa Monica Mirror. “We’re delighted Jeff will continue with this."

Santa Monica Mirror Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen has been appointed Brentwood News Executive Editor in addition to his current responsibilities.

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Aug. 19, 2013, 5:39:15 pm

Sarah T said...

Congrats TJ on the acquisition of Brentwood News! I look forward to seeing what you and the team do to this great local publication!

Aug. 19, 2013, 6:12:50 pm

Paul Carro said...

Great news, I think this will be a good fit and the Brentwood paper will be even better for it..

Aug. 19, 2013, 10:08:33 pm

roxy said...

Congrats on the acquisition! I recently began following The SM Mirror and now can add Brentwood News as well!

Aug. 20, 2013, 3:29:07 pm

david kipen said...

First the Boston Globe, then the Washington Post -- and now this! Jeff Hall is a mensch, though, and I trust him. Now will somebody please come out to Pasadena and eat the Star-News' lunch?

Aug. 20, 2013, 8:51:14 pm

Marcie Scranton said...

Congratulations, Jeff. I always suspected great things would happen to WT once I left your employ!

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