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Boston Globe Sale Highly Unlikely -- But Not Impossible

  • Poynter, Friday, May 27, 2011 2:47 PM
That's the thesis behind Rick Edmonds' analysis of the bid entrepreneur Aaron Kushner is putting together to buy the Globe from the New York Times Co. Among the reasons for Edmonds' skepticism: "The Times isn't motivated to sell," he writes. Also, "Kushner does not fit the typical profile of a newspaper rescuer."

Still, he concludes, "never say never. Boston has the mixed psyche of big-time, yet provincial that could be just right for a serious push for local ownership."

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