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Newspapers were, for decades, a prime example of a community institution, meant to last through the centuries. A new generation of owners is thinking of them more as something to milk for profit on their way down.
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Bidders are preparing their final bids for a hodgepodge collection of small and large newspapers from coast to coast. Will another company — or private equity — swoop them all up as one?
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There’s a huge opportunity for someone to become the essential guide to local places, events, and commerce. But will news organizations be the ones to take advantage? Ken Doctor
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