Should Union-Tribune readers expect cheerleading from newspaper on new stadium?
Doug Manchester, the hotel owner who bought the San Diego Union-Tribune last month, tells KUSI one reason for the purchase: “Local newspapers need to be a cheerleader for what’s right and good for the country, such as promoting the new stadium or whatever,” Manchester told KUSI, according to VoiceofSanDiego’s Rob Davis. “I felt that there’s been a lack of that here in San Diego. And so that’s one of the motivations.” Davis notes that newspaper CEO John Lynch also mentioned the football stadium in an interview he did right after the paper was sold, although he said in another interview that the new ownership wouldn’t try to dictate news coverage.

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