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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?”
What are the first challenges the new ownership faces? What happens to the Tribune name? And could Chicago see two locally owned daily newspapers?
This is a golden age of American protest. It’s time to stand up and fight the vulture owners hollowing out local news.
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?
Plus: Digital First’s owner gets sued for alleged bad behavior, The Athletic looks to get huge, and Advance newspapers start poking at paywalls.
West Coast news chaos, a new leader at WordPress, the decline of digital display — and is The Washington Post really profitable?
Tronc is getting a big premium for its flagship asset, and the Times is getting a return to private, local ownership. But a lot of questions remain about where Patrick Soon-Shiong will take his new prize.
The Tronc rollercoaster continues: Just as it tries to unveil a familiar strategy (“gravitas with scale”!), its top digital leader’s past catches up with him.
Can it attract a new editor of national stature with digital savvy? Or will continued chaos within Tronc scare talent off?