Another Newspaper Dies

As the election of 2020 approaches, the Des Moines Register should be coming into its quadrennial glory.  As Iowa’s top paper, the Register has been a key guide to the how and who the Iowa caucuses would nominate the next President of the US.  Now, it is likely that the Register will be gutted, literally becoming fish wrapper.

“MNG Enterprises, also known as Digital First Media, is attempting a hostile takeover of Gannett [owner of the Register]. Nicknamed the “destroyer of newspapers” for its dismembering of the Denver Post and numerous other properties, MNG is operated by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital. I

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  1. Roger Rabbit #

    There will always be newspapers. They’re just too damned useful for wrapping garbage, keeping paint splatters off the floor, as fire starters, wall insulation, school papier mache projects, etc., for there not to be newspapers.

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