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As much of Tronc’s turbulence looks to be clearing, new questions are emerging about who will next lead the big metro chain.
“To whom will we now turn to enliven the continuing conflagration that is the American newspaper industry?”
The purchase of U-T San Diego by Tribune Publishing — owners of the Los Angeles Times up the road — is a sign of the kind of newspaper consolidation publishers are being pushed toward.
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 it works, it’s a model that could be replicated in cities across the country. But it needs IRS approval first.
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.
Project Thunderdome is dead and DFM will soon put its newspapers on the auction block. Are the new rounds of investors who bought into newspapers over the past half-decade getting antsy?
As the owner of Amazon, Bezos has focused on long-term investment and perfecting the customer experience, both of which may be a good sign for the Post.
Will some of America’s top newspapers find themselves bought by owners motivated by political ideology more than civic duty?
For interested buyers looking at the numbers of Tribune newspapers, one bright spot will stand out: the price.