Nervousness Over Local News Consolidation

By RJI on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Nervousness Over Local News Consolidation - tvnewscheck.com - June 25, 2013
Nervousness Over Local News Consolidation - tvnewscheck.com - June 25, 2013

Once the Gannett-Belo merger was announced, University of Missouri journalism professor Kent Collins started hearing from friends and former students working at TV stations in St. Louis, where both companies own stations, wondering what the deal could mean for them.

There is no saying for sure, despite assurances from Gannett Broadcasting President Dave Lougee that Gannett’s St. Louis station, NBC affiliate KSDK, and Belo’s CBS affiliate KMOV will continue to operate as separate — and competitive — entities once the consolidation becomes official, Collins says.

 

Nervousness Over Local News Consolidation

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