Morton: Newspaper dynasties are vanishing like family farms

Los Angeles Times
Newspaper analyst John Morton says the dismantling of newspaper dynasties is reminiscent of the disappearance of small farms. “It’s like the farmer who leaves the farm to the family and divides it evenly,” he says. “A couple of generations go by and all of a sudden you’re sitting on an acre.” A one-acre farmer is a farmer looking to sell, and the same is true for newspaper families.

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