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You can own a newspaper for three dental implants and an old pickup

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Riptide, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Oregon publisher is selling his weekly paper for some vitals. Line forms on the left!

    This is your last chance to buy a 105-year-old weekly newspaper in southeast Oregon. I have low- and no-down contract offers, but that’s not what I want.

    Actually, what I want is a fully restored old pickup, a mid-’70s Volkswagen or an ’80s Toyota, to tow behind an RV. That and three dental implants. If there is an oral surgeon/car collector/journalist out there, we can trade.

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Weekly newspaper for sale
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    That ad's awesome. I also liked this part:

    The good news: We’re back in the black after losing $13,000 last year as the recession bottomed out. While a loss is a loss, it has to be qualified with the fact that a hands-on owner (I’ve been an absentee) would keep between $26,000 and $61,000 in their pocket from wages paid to part-timers, most of whom are eager and/or expecting to leave.

    Translation: You're buying a paper that hasn't made money in years, but might scratch out a profit if you do all the work yourself!
  3. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Maybe Dr. Walter Palmer is interested.
  4. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    This is awesome. I want a piece of the action.
  5. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    The paper has been sold. As far as I know, no mid-1980s Toyota pickups were involved.
  6. SBR

    SBR Member

    I'm surprised this thread didn't get more attention considering how many regular posters here are experts on how to run a newspaper.
    Mauve_Avenger likes this.
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