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Ogden: Newspapers and baseball on the cheap

Two recent stories that didn’t make the local “newspapers”

Ogden buys Ogden (UT) newspaper and then lays off 29 employees

From the Associated Press on Saturday:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Standard-Examiner newspaper has let go of 29 employees as it undergoes a transfer to new ownership.

The northern Utah newspaper reports that the employees were told Thursday their positions weren’t included in the . . .

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May 15, 2018

Huntington Herald-Dispatch makes winning bid for the Charleston Gazette-Mail

Instead, Ogden Newspapers buys Virginia newspaper chain

From WV Metro News earlier today:

Ogden Newspapers is out as a bidder for the Charleston Gazette-Mail, leaving Huntington’s Herald-Dispatch as the apparent new owner of West Virginia’s Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. . . .

Ogden, which owns newspapers in several West Virginia cities, had been considered the stalking horse, having produced . . .

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March 08, 2018

Anti-Semitism is on the rise

And the Wheeling News-Register can only tell us that there are "plenty of reasons" while ignoring the obvious one

From the editorial* in Wednesday’s Wheeling News-Register:

Plenty of explanations are being offered for a disturbing report issued this week. Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States last year were up 57 percent from 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

This is yet another opinion piece that ignores the original story to go . . .

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March 01, 2018

Pending sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Washington Post's coverage and a petition

The Washington Post is just up with an excellent article about the likely sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail to Ogden Newspapers:

A West Virginia newspaper is in bankruptcy. The powerful coal industry celebrates.

The article by Steven Mufson begins with the coal head mocking G-M reporter Ken Ward that I wrote about two weeks ago. The . . .

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February 16, 2018

Weirton Medical Center suspends Ogden advertising to protest McCutcheon trade

From Adam Bittner in yesterday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Weirton Medical Center, based in West Virginia, announced Thursday that it is pulling advertising from three publications owned by Ogden Newspapers over “the failure of the Pirates to craft a deal to keep Andrew McCutchen a Pirate.” Nutting is Ogden’s CEO.

“We are doing this not . . .

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February 03, 2018

Charleston Gazette-Mail to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Ogden Newspapers likely to become the new owner

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail late this afternoon:

The owners of the Charleston Gazette-Mail agreed Monday to take the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Wheeling Newspapers is currently the high bidder to assume ownership of the company.

The company, operated by the Nutting family, owns more than 40 daily newspapers across the nation, . . .

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January 29, 2018

On the cheap: the Nutting’s business plans for newspapers and baseball teams

News on the Cheap: The Ogden Newspapers’ Business Plan

  1. Minimize costs by cutting workers, overworking those who are left, and underpaying them.
  2. Utilize economies of scale by printing previously-used local editorials throughout the chain.
  3. Periodically publish columns and editorials reminding readers what a great job the newspaper is . . .

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January 17, 2018

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