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Okay, if Facebook and Google aren’t publishers: How about editors?
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Newsonomics: Is Tronc about to go on the market?
Even without the L.A. Times, it still controls a lot of important newspapers. Will it sell them to Gannett, Murdoch, local individuals in each city — or to yet another private equity firm looking to strip papers for parts?