What's Ahead for Alaska's Merged News?
Posted: 5/15/2014 | By: Sara Morrison | Columbia Journalism Review
of the more fascinating local media experiments in America is playing
out in Anchorage, AK, where, last week, the sale of the Anchorage Daily News
ADN, owned by McClatchy since 1979, was bought for $34
million by Alice Rogoff, a veteran media executive and wife of the
billionaire David Rubinstein, who already holds a majority stake in the
online-only news site Alaska Dispatch. The newsrooms have already merged, under the leadership of Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger; soon, the websites will merge, too.
The two outlets, once rivals, are now one.
The obvious question: Why?