Monday, May 23, 2016
Tribune, Gannett heading to sharing a bed?
Are Tribune Publishing and Gannett tap-dancing their way to Tribune swallowing Gannett?
That interesting theory is posted at http://www.poynter.org/2016/the-latest-from-tribune-and-gannett-escalation-or-prelude-to-a-deal/412444/
Tribune Publishing began in 1847 as the Chicago Tribune. Its wire service at one time was called the Knight-Ridder Tribune before KR went belly up.
Depending how you count them, Tribune Publishing has 31 newspapers.
Gannet was born in 1923 in Elmira, New York from a newspaper business that started in 1906. It has been acquiring newspapers and TV stations for more than a century.