Tribune Spinoff Decision Raises Questions

On July 15, Tribune Co., the company that currently owns the Hartford Courant, confirmed that it will spinoff its publishing business into Tribune Publishing on August 4. The publishing company will include newspapers such as the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, and several others. While no one has discussed specifically the decision’s implications for the Hartford Courant, it raises many questions about the paper’s future. On WNPR’s news show “The Wheelhouse” this morning, Colin McEnroe and guests Kevin Rennie, Daniela Altimari, Gerry Brooks, and David Collins discussed the possible implications. The Laurel will report more news on what this means for the Courant as it becomes available.


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