From Poynter Institute newsletter:

The buzz in Sacramento

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a local politician who wants to save the local newspaper.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, California, is trying to form a local ownership group to buy The Sacramento Bee. The Bee is currently owned by McClatchy, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure debt and shed pension obligations.

Steinberg told the Bee’s Ryan Lillis that it’s his “responsibility as mayor to fight for any community asset that is vital to the future of Sacramento.”

McClatchy had no comment, but there’s no indication at the moment that the paper is even for sale.
Maybe something like that can happen in New Bern with the Sun Journal.

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