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May 13, 2022

Baltimore Beat nonprofit news publication makes return to print, online

A team of journalists and nonprofit practitioners announced the return of Baltimore Beat, a Black-led, Black-controlled nonprofit newspaper and online outlet.

May 27, 2021

Alden puts its stamp on Tribune, Baltimore Sun owner, with new debt and leadership

After Hedge fund Alden Global Capital closed its deal for Tribune Publishing on Monday, it wasted little time installing new leadership and saddling the newspaper chain with $278 million in debt that it took on for the acquisition, according to regulatory filings.

May 21, 2021

Shareholders approve hedge fund Alden’s takeover of Tribune, owner of Baltimore Sun

Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country’s largest newspaper chains and the owner of The Baltimore Sun, approved a $630 million takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital on Friday, the company said in a brief statement.

Del. Patrick L. McDonough
Aug 24, 2018

McDonough Media?

When the Republican lawmaker leaves the House of Delegates in January, could his new career involve ownership of a local paper -- perhaps even more?

Aug 16, 2018

US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

NEW YORK — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press. The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate. […]

Aug 9, 2018

Bitter on Twitter: Newspaper sues ex-staffer over account

The Roanoke Times is asking a judge to force former Times sports reporter Andy Bitter to give up his use of a Twitter account.

Mar 7, 2018

After 4 months, Baltimore Beat, free alt-weekly, folds

Four months after its first issue, the Baltimore alt-weekly meant to fill the void caused by a longstanding institution's closure has itself shuttered.

Dec 17, 2015

Adelson family confirms ownership of Las Vegas newspaper

LAS VEGAS — The family of billionaire casino mogul and GOP kingmaker Sheldon Adelson confirmed in a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal that they are the new owners of Nevada’s largest newspaper, ending a week of speculation and demands by staff, media watchdogs and politicians to know the identity of the new boss. The statement printed […]

Feb 26, 2015

Zuckerman considers selling New York Daily News

The New York Daily News may be sold, its publisher and billionaire owner, Mort Zuckerman, said in a memo. Potential buyers contacted him a few weeks ago to gauge his interest in selling the tabloid newspaper, he said in a memo to News employees. Though there are no “immediate” plans to consider a sale, Zuckerman […]

Ocean City
Oct 2, 2014

On Ocean City and public disclosure

Eastern Shore newspapers sue the town to force the release of drowning victim's name.

Aug 26, 2013

Baltimore City Paper up for sale

SCRANTON, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania media company plans to sell nine daily newspapers and alternative weeklies outside its core market in the region, it announced Monday. Times-Shamrock Communications chief executive George Lynett Jr. said the papers have been “strong, profitable investments,” but the head of the Scranton-based conglomerate said the company wants to focus [&h[...]

Aug 23, 2013

Koch brothers drop pursuit of Tribune papers

The Koch brothers are dropping their pursuit of newspapers owned by the Tribune Co. of Chicago. Koch Industries, run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David, said Friday that it is still interested in the media and is exploring a broad range of opportunities. Tribune publications include the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the […]

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