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Articles tagged Aaron Kushner (41)

“To whom will we now turn to enliven the continuing conflagration that is the American newspaper industry?”
Well-intentioned antitrust actions by the Department of Justice are likely to deliver two newspapers to a company with a record of milking papers for profit through deep cutbacks.
As single-minded, profit-driven management drives down the local news business, where is its moral center — the one that long rested, if sometimes uncomfortably, alongside the demands of running a successful business?
Will America’s third-largest newspaper group sell as a single unit or a collection of smaller clusters? And what would lead someone to buy newspapers in 2014, anyway?
The troubled paper has a new (interim) publisher, whose experience is in the casino business. Is there a bigger plan at work, or is Aaron Kushner just lurching from idea to idea?
More than 200 newspapers are up for sale — as one group, in clusters, or one by one. Where they go could have a big impact on how the industry will look in the coming years.
If newspapers are going to have to survive on their own, the first numbers aren’t encouraging. In southern California, we could see big movement fast.
The company, including flagship papers in Los Angeles and Chicago, now stands on its own. Can it navigate the next stage of its life — potentially into a new owner?