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.

About John Servais

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has [...]