Online newspaper buys Anchorage Daily News


by Your Alaska Link News Team

An online competitor is buying the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest daily newspaper.

Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the Alaska Dispatch, announced the deal Tuesday. The Dispatch is buying the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million.

Alice Rogoff is the online newspaper's publisher and majority owner. She says in a release that the Dispatch is excited to add the "many talented and accomplished employees of the Anchorage Daily News" to its team.

The purchase includes the newspaper, its website and the newspaper's property and operations in Anchorage. The Dispatch intends to sell the real estate holdings to a local buyer, and the newspaper will continue in its current location in East Anchorage as a tenant.

The sale is expected to close in May.

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