San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher Didn't Snag Register But He May Get North County Times
The San Diego Business Journal is reporting Manchester is buying the North County Times--the region's second-largest daily, which was born out of the mid-'90s merger of the Oceanside Blade-Tribune and Escondido Times-Advocate--and the smaller Californian of southwest Riverside County.
But, there is a big BUT: U-T business writer Tanya Mannes tweeted a statement from U-T CEO John Lynch, who claims, "At this time, U-T San Diego has NOT purchased The North County Times."
Lynch continues: U-T San Diego is continually evaluating investment opportunities to grow its media portfolio. Given the challenging economic conditions, The U-T does not comment on any transactions that are not complete."
But they were commenting on the Register acquisition before that one didn't happen.
Orange County Register Eyed by Publisher South of the Border
Curiouser: a scheduled news conference to supposedly announce the sale Tuesday was postponed. Hmmm . . .
Orange County Register Sold to Boston Investor
In other curious news out of Grand Avenue, Santa Ana: job postings have gone up for three investigative reporter positions. One could cover "legal and social issues," another would focus on "computer assisted reporting" and the third would tackle education.
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