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Buffett buying Tulsa World

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Good, bad or other for the folks in Tulsa?

    http://www.omaha.com/article/20130225/MONEY/702259918/1685#warren-buffett-buys-the-world
     
  2. I'm guessing good. Tulsa is a great shop and Buffett is a good owner.
     
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Does this mean they'll start putting a paper out on Christmas?

    The World used to have a longstanding tradition of not publishing then, and New Year's might have been included with that. I don't recall.

    I haven't seen the World in several years but it used to be very, very good. One of those metro-ish/regional papers that didn't get lots of pub nationally but owned the local market.
     
  4. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    We've published on Christmas every day since I've been here.

    And we're still very, very good. :)
     
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  5. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    Don't get all cocky now, you aren't that good :)
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Word on the street is Buffett's people have been touring more properties in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. Might be trying to make a deal with Stephens.
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  8. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Any idea if that would include NWA Media? Or would that be more of a Fort Smith buy because of WEHCO?
     
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Not sure. I heard the BH folks were in Vegas and heading to those states next. I didn't hear specific papers.
     
  10. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    I don't know if the two are related, but shortly after they bought the College Station paper, that paper seemed to make a heavy push to expand it's multimedia offerings, hiring a fulltime video guy, creating its own radio, and developing a separate website to focus solely of Aggie material (to compete against a couple of popular ones already in the market).
    Again, these things may have already been in the works, but it all seemed to happen around that time.
     
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