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Gannett, Gatehouse talking merger

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SoloFlyer, May 30, 2019.

  1. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    As a sidebar, just read about an hour ago that some hedge fund is buying Barnes & Noble. (Sigh).
  2. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I just read the New York Times article. This may be a good thing. the hedge fund turned around another book store chain by moving to a decentralized merchandising model where the stores tried to carer their selection to the local markets. That would be cool if they do the same thong to Barnes and Noble.

    I can see how it would work. I am from Colorado. Look at the opportunities that exist to hit a niche such as how to grow marijuana at home.
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  3. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Hope you're right, Lancey. Maybe I overreacted. Barnes & Noble has generally been helpful to me with a book I've got out. The monopoly in Canada? Whole different story, got my own personal trade war going on.
  4. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    A hedge fund buying a newspaper to squeeze all the profit it can while steering it toward an inevitable death? Yeah, that sucks.

    The same thing for a box store that undercut smaller booksellers? I feel for the employees, but otherwise meh, it’s businesses.
  5. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    That applies to all 50 states truthfully ....
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