Tribune, MediaNews expected to bid for OC Register parent

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The auction is today. Bidders will be allowed to break off Freedom's newspapers from its other media holdings, such as TV stations, reports the Wall Street Journal. Freedom's 100-plus papers, including the Orange County Register, could fetch up to $350 million, while its eight TV stations are expected to go for as much as $400 million.

  • Jim Romenesko

    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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