Thursday, May 5, 2011

Creative Loafing names new publisher

Posted By on Thu, May 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM

(CHARLOTTE, May 5, 2011) — Wendy Goldstein, associate publisher of Creative Loafing Charlotte has been named Publisher, CL Inc. CEO Marty Petty announced today.

Goldstein will have responsibility for all editorial and business operations of CL Charlotte, the Carolinas’ largest city weekly; reaching a total local audience of more than 236,000 each week and unmatched as Charlotte’s leading source of information about the arts, entertainment, dining, and city life.

“Wendy is a fierce competitor and innovative business leader, and we’re delighted to recognize the work she’s done since joining the CL Charlotte team last July,” Petty said. “With more than a decade of experience in local media and more than 30 years in the business, Wendy has already developed important partnerships that leverage CL Charlotte’s powerful brand for advertisers and readers. And there’s more to come.”

“I could not be more honored by the opportunity to lead this amazing team in its work to build CL Charlotte’s influence on behalf of our readers and business partners,” Goldstein said. “Bottom line, if you live, work or play in Charlotte, CL Charlotte is the essential source.”

Goldstein, who will report to Petty, came to CL Charlotte in July of 2010 from McClatchy’s Charlotte Observer, where she served as Classified Advertising Manager, responsible for automotive and real estate advertising.  Prior to that position, Goldstein was Retail Advertising Sales Manager for the Observer and Interactive Account Executive with, the Observer’s website.


ABOUT CL CHARLOTTE:  Creative Loafing Charlotte and its website,, are Charlotte’s leading sources of information about life in the Carolinas’ largest city. The newspaper was founded in 1987 and reaches a total audience of more than 236,000. It is owned by CL Inc.

ABOUT CL Inc.:  CL Inc. owns five of America’s leading city weeklies — Creative Loafing Charlotte, the Chicago Reader, Creative Loafing Atlanta, the Washington City Paper, and Creative Loafing Tampa. Its holdings also include websites associated with those newspaper properties, the Straight Dope ( and the Digital Advertising Network.

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