Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Note From Sun's Publisher

It'll be business as usual at the local newspaper while the parent Tribune Co. works through bankruptcy proceedings to reoganize operations, according this note to readers from publisher Timothy Ryan.

Tribune is continuing to operate its media businesses, including its newspapers, television stations and Web sites. While this financial restructuring occurs at Tribune, The Baltimore Sun remains dedicated to providing you with the level of service and news coverage you've come to expect from us every day.

Could the paper be sold? This story suggests the possibility.

One local investment group led by Theodore G. Venetoulis, a publisher and former Baltimore County executive, has expressed interest in the paper.

"We have to ... let this thing sort itself out," Venetoulis said yesterday.

Ryan didn't specifically address the fate of the weekly newspapers, and the company's local ExploreHoward Flier/HoCo Times site is so far silent on the whole mess.

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