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Anschutz buys the Oklahoman

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JRoyal, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member


    As someone who grew up in Oklahoma, I'm shocked.
  2. chase.colston

    chase.colston Member

    Wow. Just wow.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    But he couldn't be bothered to buy his hometown paper 2 1/2 years ago.
  4. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    Not familiar with the situation. Anyone care to guess whether this is good or not-so-good for Oklahoman employees?
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I'm just stunned at all the other things that are part of that deal...You wonder where the paper ranked in the list of assets he wanted.
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing the weekly in Russell, Kan., was a little too pricey for him. ;). I'm pretty shocked. I had no idea the Gaylords were looking to sell, but more shocked a businessman like Anschutz was looking to buy a newspaper.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Tax writeoff?
  8. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    He's already been in bed with the L.A. Times in the Staples Center deal.
  9. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Oklahoman parent company on the move

    For over 108 years the Gaylord and Dickinson families have controlled The Oklahoma Publishing Company, locally known as OPUBCO. According to Christy Everest, Chairman and CEO of OPUBCO, that will change in early October when all of the stock of OPUBCO will be sold to The Anschutz Corporation, owned by Denver-based businessman Philip Anschutz.

    Read more: http://newsok.com#ixzz1Y39yTs4O

    Any idea of how this will work?

    It has to be better than CNHI buying another Oklahoma paper.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The Broadmoor appears high on his list.

  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    It looks like the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville isn't on the list... haven't stayed there since a college convention in 1989. But I was VERY impressed by that property.

    I have a feeling this transaction could work out better than if another newspaper company bought the Oklahoman. Then again, it could be Sam Zell...
  12. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Agree with that, but who knows. People at The Oklahoman seemed to like working for the Gaylords and the sports section and website are damn good. Hopefully none of that changes.
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