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Employee-owned newspapers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mustangj17, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I know very little about newspaper ownership, besides the terrible things I've heard about Zell and Singleton on these threads.

    Anyway, I applied for a job with an employee-owned newspaper, and repeated google searches haven't provided much insight as to how these rags operate.

    So does anyone here work for an employee-owned newspaper, and if so how is it compared to the privately held companies?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Well, put it this way... Omaha is employee-owned and you don't hear that paper brought up in conversations like "cut, cut, cut" a lot.

    I don't work for OWH, but I've heard good things about the paper itself.
  3. Canuck Pappy

    Canuck Pappy Member

    I was on vacation one time and I bumped into a woman who worked for the Monroe Evening News (Michigan). She said her paper was employee-owned and all she had to say about it was positive.
    I've often thought that this might be the solution to a lot of newspaper's problems. At least small daily newspapers, (say under 80K).
  4. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I grew up in Monroe Evening News territory. One of my EMU professors had a husband who worked there and loved the employee ownership aspect.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    As soon as Zell bought Tribune, a big banner was hoisted in our building:

    "YOU own this place."

    Today my paper has 55 fewer "owners."
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