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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?
The company — a giant bet on acquisition, consolidation, and cost-cutting — now owns more than 1 out of 10 American daily newspapers. What it plans to do with them remains unclear.
Does he really want to take on becoming the great consolidator of the American press, conquering once-mighty Gannett? Or will he exit the field — richer, but his ambitions humbled?
A leadership void in newspaper companies has opened up local journalism further to private equity firms looking to vacuum out profits.
Canada’s press woes are bad enough unto themselves, but they also serve as a sign of earlier winter for the U.S. press.
“We could use Sunday print to boost us into the stratosphere, to get us into a stable orbit where we can launch other things.”
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?
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.
Nonprofits are great, but a replicable, sustainable model for making money in local news online is the holy grail. In upstate New York, The Batavian is showing the way.