Press Herald owner considers selling his Maine newspaper empire


Reade Brower, the owner of 30 Maine newspapers including the Portland Press Herald, is considering selling the papers or converting them to another ownership model, he told staff recently.

Brower owns five daily newspapers, 25 weeklies and six specialty publications, according to the Masthead Media website. The five dailies are the Portland newspaper and the Maine Sunday Telegram, the Sun Journal in Lewiston, the Times Record in Brunswick, the Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the Kennebec Journal in Augusta.

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In a post on the developments, Dan Kennedy of the Media Nation site, noted that Brower "cares about his legacy.''


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