Thursday, June 15, 2006

News-Leader owner might have interest in Tribune papers

With the Chandler family, long-time owners of the Los Angeles Times and still major stockholders in the Tribune Company, strongly suggesting that the company's properties, which includes the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, WGN, and the Chicago Cubs, be sold, Gannett, owner of the Springfield News-Leader and USA Today, might be a player.
A University of Georgia journalism professor says Gannett might try to buy newspapers that are close to its current properties.
Gannett owns the Springfield News-Leader, USA Today, and dozens of daily newspapers across the United States.

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