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Two area newspapers may be changing hands

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Local newspapers, Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star Banner and 14 other print publications, may soon have a new owner. The New York Times Company is talking about selling it’s regional media group to Halifax Media Holdings. The regional papers currently reach more than 430-thousand subscribers and employ more than 17-hundred people.  The business deal has yet to be finalized.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith talked with Media Business Analyst for the Poynter Institue Rick Edmunds about what he thinks this business move could mean for the Times.

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Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith also talked with television and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, Eric Deggans about the potential ownership change of the Gainesville Sun and the Ocala Star Banner.

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Media Business Analyst for the Poynter Institue Rick Edmunds talking with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith.

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