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From AJR,   June 1999  issue

A Budding Mogul   

American Consolidated Media Inc., headed by Jeremy L. Halbreich, has picked up four small-circulation papers in Colorado.

By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      

Six months after leaving his post as president and general manager at the Dallas Morning News , Jeremy L. Halbreich makes his first newspaper buy. American Consolidated Media Inc., of which he is chairman and president, picks up four small-circulation Colorado papers--the Telluride Daily Planet , the Telluride Weekly Planet , the Crested Butte Chronicle & Pilot and the Gunnison Country Times --from DP News, L.L.C. "In time," Halbreich says, "I'd like to end up with [newspapers in] a half dozen geographic locations." After 24 years with the Morning News, Halbreich is enjoying his entrepreneurial venture. "I'm having a blast," he says.