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Sightline Media Group
Parent companyArchetype (Regent, L.P.)
PredecessorGannett Government Media
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationTysons, Virginia
Publication typesNewspapers, magazines
ImprintsDefense News Media Group
No. of employees180

Sightline Media Group, formerly Gannett Government Media and Army Times Publishing Company, is a United States company that publishes newspapers, magazines, websites, and other publications about the U.S. and other militaries.

The company's Military Times group publishes four bimonthly newspapers aimed at current and former U.S. military personnel: Army Times (founded 1940), Navy Times (founded 1951), Air Force Times (founded 1947), and Marine Corps Times (founded 1999). It also publishes Defense News (founded 1986), C4ISRNET and Federal Times.

Its defunct publications include Armed Forces Journal, founded in 1863, which was the nation's longest-running defense-themed publication until it ceased publication in 2014.


The company was founded in 1940 as the Army Times Publishing Company.

In August 1997, it was purchased by the Gannett Company.[1]

As part of the spinoff of digital and broadcasting properties in 2015, Gannett spun off these properties to Tegna. In March 2016, Tegna sold Sightline Media Group to Regent, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm controlled by investor Michael Reinstein. Regent formed the publisher Archetype in 2019 for its media holdings.[2]

In 2011, hackers breached a Sightline database of subscribers, obtaining their names, passwords, email addresses, duty status, paygrade, and branch of service.[3]


  1. ^ "Gannett completes purchase of Army Times Publishing Co" (Press release). Gannett. August 1, 1997. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Global Private Equity Firm Regent Announces Launch of ARCHETYPE – Multi-Platform Media Accelerator Aimed to Transform Legacy Publication Brands". Archived from the original on 2023-01-28. Retrieved 2023-01-28.
  3. ^ Finkle, Jim (June 29, 2011). "New Cyberattack Targets U.S. Soldiers". HuffPost. Reuters. Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011.