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Cox selling Palm Beach Post, Austin American-Statesman

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BTExpress, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Undoubtedly more targets for GateHouse. And with a GateHouse-owned paper just down the road in Columbus, it makes geographic sense.
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  2. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    On a side note, I worked with a guy who turned into a pompous company tool when he went from copy editor to Sunday editor. He now works for the Columbus paper, and I'm ecstatic he landed there because he's a Michigan Wolverines fan.
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  3. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Given they just sold Palm Beach and Austin I wonder why they did not sell them to Gatehouse at the same time.
  4. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Maybe Cox has TV or radio stations that complement the Ohio papers or the AJC.
  5. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Cox owns WSB television and radio in Atlanta and owns television and radio stations in Dayton. I read the announcement that they planned to sell Austin and Palm Beach (probably earlier in this thread) and it was presented as part of a corprorate strategy to focus on markets where the company had multiple media outlets.
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Shocked I tell you. Shocked.

  7. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    How large was the newsroom. Any idea how many positions will be retained?
  8. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Every one????? My word.
  9. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Wonder if the same thing that happened in Austin happens soon at the Palm Beach Post.
  10. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I think it is a lock a bloodbath occurrs in Palm Beach. The only question will be if the executions are carried out on the same manner.
  11. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    You have to figure that. Although the Post probably has more competition (if anyone cares).
  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Gatehouse does not. The strategy of management is to pull as much cash as possible out as fast as possible before the presumed death of the property they control.
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