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The Bellingham Herald has been sold

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to a group of local investors in Bellingham. Gannett Corporation will hold a press conference this afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia - Gannett headquarters - to announce this. The reason is unsure, but this is the first sale of a Gannett daily ever. It is scheduled for 3 pm East Coast time, noon Bellingham time. I will post a follow-up at noon today.

This bodes very well for better local coverage of political issues. The local investors are motivated by a desire for better local news. It should be in tomorrow’s Herald.

12:39 PM
Of course, April Fool. But we can wish, can’t we? I don’t mean local ownership - we can wish for local news coverage.

The Bellingham Herald has been sold

By John ServaisOn Apr 01, 2003

to a group of local investors in Bellingham. Gannett Corporation will hold a press conference this afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia - Gannett headquarters - to announce this. The reason is [...]

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Herald Distorts Facts In Favor Of Developer

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Election results post - Sep 19, 1995

By John ServaisOn Sep 19, 1995

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