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“If we’re going to have news that is paid for by audiences, we have to talk about the news that should never be behind paywalls.”
There seems to be some momentum among those with deep pockets to address the local news crisis. But if that money appears, where should it be directed?
Former Denver Post owner Dean Singleton is upset that the paper he built “has been totally gutted of news coverage…It is breaking my heart.” Meanwhile, the current owners plan still another round of cuts — and consider killing editorial pages entirely.
Digital First Media’s financials — revealed here — show how the company has ridden its deep cuts to nearly $160 million in profits and the highest margins in the business.
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?
February 10, 2011