The Star-Bulletin owner David Black has been outbid, at least temporarily, for a string of Ontario, Canada-based newspapers, according to a Bloomberg News story published in today’s Bulletin.
Tucked away in a similar story in the Toronto Globe & Mail comes this nugget from Adam Shine, described as “a media analyst with National Bank Financial”: “That said … at some point in the future, it’s Torstar’s intent to acquire Black Press.”
And with it, presumably, the Star-Bulletin. Is this long term transition behind the gradual shift from the “Star-Bulletin” name to much more frequent use of “Star” alone, as in…
In any case, the Globe & Mail reports Black has until August 3 to counter the latest offer with a higher bid of his own.
With KITV hesitant to report on the rest of the Extreme Makeover story because of its affiliation with the ABC network, which plans on featuring the Hawaii segment in its next season, now add KHON to the list of conflicted media. I admit to being slow at putting 2 and 2 together. Here’s a capsule clue from a listing maintained by United Ways in Hawaii:
The Lokahi Giving Project is a unique partnership between Hawai’i's number one news station, KHON2 and the family-strengthening non-profit organization Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers.
Of course. Say no more. Don’t expect KHON to be assigning reporters to cover the parts of the Extreme Makeover story that don’t necessarily polish the gloss on its partner agency.
Have you noticed the new look of the State Capitol web site? It’s gotten a makeover of its own since the session ended in May.
And, for this Feline Friday, it’s Mr. Toby again!
He’s been home quite a bit more since his friends down the street moved out. Hence he’s been around for more photos. And a lucky thing it is.