Buy or sell. What is your newspaper worth?

Mike Blinder, Sara April and John Thomas Cribb
Mike Blinder, Sara April and John Thomas Cribb

Warren Buffet had a famous saying about when to sell or buy a company: “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.” 

It is a very turbulent time for our industry as more legacy brands are being bought and sold, in various sized markets across the country. The question on most minds is: are these buyers being shrewd or simply “rolling the dice” in hopes of future better business climates for the local news publisher? Moreover, what is the real value today of a local newspaper brand? 

During the Mega-Conference, Mike Blinder, publisher of Editor & Publisher Magazine, will host a panel of some of the industry’s most respected media brokers who will offer the latest insights into the current buy/sell environment.

Panelists are:

Sara April, partner at Dirks, Van Essen & April

John Thomas Cribb, director of Cribb, Cope & Potts