Folks with several hundred million dollars and outspoken opinions have been buying up newspapers. The Omaha Herald, San Diego Union Tribune, Portland Press Herald, and Philadelphia Inquirer 다운로드.
At the end of last year, Warren E. Buffett bought The Omaha World-Herald through his company, Berkshire Hathaway. This would be the same Mr 다운로드. Buffett who told his annual shareholder meeting in 2009 that newspapers faced “unending losses” and that he would not buy most of them “at any price.” Yet there he was, ponying up $200 million for a relatively small regional newspaper in Berkshire Hathaway’s hometown 다운로드.
And he is not alone. Douglas F. Manchester, a very rich developer, bought The San Diego Union Tribune at about the same time, for a reported $110 million 다운로드. At the end of last month, S. Donald Sussman, a hedge fund manager and philanthropist who is married to a congresswoman, Chellie Pingree, bought a stake in the company that owns The Portland Press Herald in Maine 다운로드.
And then word came at the beginning of last week that a group of very rich, very influential Philadelphia businessmen — including George E. Norcross III, a Democratic power broker in Southern New Jersey, and Lewis Katz, the parking magnate — bought the Philadelphia Media Network, which owns The Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com 둥지 짓는 드래곤 다운로드.
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What does this mean 다운로드?
If you pull back a few thousand feet, you can see newspapers coming full circle 초콜릿 영화 다운로드. Before World War II, newspapers were mostly owned by political and business interests who used them to push an agenda.
People like William Randolph Hearst and Robert McCormick wielded their newspapers as cudgels to get their way 다운로드. It was only when newspapers began making all kinds of money in the postwar era that they were professionalized and infused with editorial standards.
“We are going back to a form of ownership that dominated in an earlier era,” said Alan D 테드 영상 다운로드. Mutter, a newspaper and technology consultant. “As newspapers become less impressive businesses, people are going to buy them as trophies or bully pulpits or some other form of personal expression.”
“People just have to be aware that other agendas exist”