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Tribune sells two small papers to Gannett ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A couple years ago, I would have rather worked at a Tribune paper than just about anywhere else... Unfortunately, that's definitely no longer the case...
  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    This makes sense for Gannett (next to Westchester) and it keeps them out of the hands of JRC (New Haven, etc.) and Singleton (Bridgeport). They ran a lot of Newsday copy. Guess they'll be switching to Westchester, a downgrade for the readers but still very respectable pro coverage.
  4. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Newsday has become quite small-minded lately. Seems to fit in with Gannett's hyper-local approach.
  5. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    If they're trying to dump dead weight, how soon before they sell the Cubs?
  6. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Good move for Gannett. They own practically all the papers in NY's northern suburbs now. Everything east of the Hudson, I believe. A lot of money there.
  7. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Interesting that Gannett didn't buy Danbury when Ottaway put it up for sale last year. Fairfield County still has five dailies: Greenwich and Stamford (Gannett), Danbury (CNHI), Bridgeport (Singleton), Norwalk (charitable trust). I wonder if Gannett now will try to buy Danbury and/or Bridgeport and merge them all into a metro, as it did in Westchester County about 10 years ago. A source in Ottaway says Dow Jones may not be finished selling -- Middletown, N.Y., would seems to be a likely Gannett target.
  8. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    I'm still expecting CNHI to flip Danbury to either Gannett or Singleton.
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    The only way the Cubs go is if the broadcast arm goes.
    They go hand-in-hand because of the programming rights with cable superstation WGN.
  10. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Does Singleton own anything else in the neighborhood? I can't think of it. But, then, it is 1:40 in the morning and I'm home from the bar, so I might be missing something.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If by small-minded you mean cheap...yes. The local coverage is still inadequate.

    What the bean counters have done to a once-thriving tabloid is disgusting.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Well, at least Norwich won't be such a red-headed stepchild anymore. Maybe they'll actually really cover UConn so Stamford/Greenwich will have stuff to run.
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