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Family-owned papers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jake_Taylor, May 27, 2008.

  1. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    It seems like there are still a few papers out there doing it the right way, but it also seems like most of them are family-owned shops where the management is answering to stock holders. So what are some of the good family-owned papers left out there?

    The Free Lance-Star in Frederickburg, Va. is one. So are the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer and the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World. Any others?
  2. I believe the Vancouver (Wash.) Columbian and the Charleston (S.C.) Post-Gazette are both family owned as well.
  3. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    The Spokane Spokesman-Review is family owned, but I don't know that you'd describe it as well run. Lots of layoffs, family adores the bottom line.
  4. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Ditto the Seattle Times, the family of which (the Blethens) also owns the Portland Press-Herald and smaller papers in Maine.

    And Fletch, it's the Post and Courier in Charleston.
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've heard about the trouble in Spokane, but it seems like for the most part the family-run papers aren't slashing as much as the chains. I guess that's why I started the thread, because in a lot of ways some of these places seem like dream gigs these days.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I think Anniston is still family owned
  7. copperpot

    copperpot Well-Known Member

    It's on the smaller side, but the Press Enterprise in Bloomsburg, Pa., is one of the most solid family-owned papers around.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It is, but that doesn't mean it does anything right ...
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    True dat...
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Hungry Horse News?
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    No. But the Omaha World Herald is employee-owned.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify, I meant that from a management standpoint, not in terms of the sports staff, which does a lot with limited resources ...
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