When a Local Paper Gets New Owners, Partisan Strife Hits Its Doorstep

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal is typical of many small-town newspapers across the United States, filled with articles about water use, traffic accidents and missing dogs.

The paper has a circulation of about 8,000, a newsroom with about 24 reporters and editors and the slightly misleading slogan of “Your community, delivered every day…”

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2 thoughts on “When a Local Paper Gets New Owners, Partisan Strife Hits Its Doorstep

  • August 6, 2018 at 10:07 am
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    “said Philip Germain, chairman of a local progressive political action group..”
    Weird that the name of the group is not in the story.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 10:19 am
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    When company “A” is purchased by company “B,” company “A” will never be the same again. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not. That is how it works.

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