Denver billionaire and Examiner.com owner Philip Anschutz buys The Oklahoman

The Oklahoman

Philip Anschutz, who bought the Examiner in 2004 and the Weekly Standard in 2009, will acquire all the assets of the family-owned Oklahoma Publishing Company (OPUBCO), which include the Oklahoman and its website NewsOK.com; various hotels and other real estate; an aviation company; artwork; water rights; a cable company; and other properties. “Mr. Anschutz approached us with a unique offer in early June, says OPUBCO chief executive Christy Everest. "There are amazing similarities between the interests and conservative values of The Anschutz Corporation and those of OPUBCO." The sale price wasn't disclosed.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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