By Brian E. Crowley
During the last decade, Florida newspapers have suffered from declining revenues resulting in dramatic staff cuts, changes in ownership and uncertainty for reporters and editors doing their best to provide readers with local and state news. More changes are on the way in the coming weeks with new owners for the Palm Beach Post likely to be announced next month, and the possible sale of Tronc, owner of the Orlando Sentinel and Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
Ken Doctor, who has been uncannily accurate about the future of newspapers, is reporting that Gatehouse is expected to announce next month that it has purchased the Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News from Cox Enterprises. Doctor also suggests that Tronc will be selling its remaining newspapers, most likely individually, in the coming months with Gannett once again a possible buyer.
As we enter the serious stage of the 2018 election, when Floridians will be deciding on a new governor, cabinet officers, a U.S. Senate seat, congressional races, legislative seats, constitutional amendments, and more....it is a critical time for voters to have the best information available.
While some may relish the demise of journalism, it is a foolish notion.
Please see Ken Doctor's well reported story here.