Trib may soon find itself headed to the Wall Street chop shop

Chicago Tribune
Alicia Shepard says the Knight Ridder and Tribune sagas suggest that it might be time to explore an alternative to publicly owned newspaper companies, a model that no longer seems to work. “If some rich person is looking for a legacy and immortality, what better way than to buy a newspaper and set it up so that it will always be independent? Hey, it could be more rewarding than owning a local sports franchise.”

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