Sept. 4, 2018

Reporters at Tronc-owned papers in Virginia plan to unionize

Journalists at two daily newspapers in Virginia announced plans Tuesday to form a union, a move that reflects a trend in an industry that continues to face declining profits, ownership changes and layoffs.

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Sept. 4, 2018

Like Bigger Peers, Tronc's Virginia Newsrooms Set To Unionize

The combined newsrooms of the Virginia papers for the controversy-scarred Tronc newspaper company are following the path to unionization taken by counterparts at much larger Tronc papers in Los Angeles and Chicago, NPR has learned.

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August 21, 2018

Leadership changes coming at Inside Business, Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press

Inside Business, The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press announced major news and advertising leadership changes Aug. 21 that take effect Sept. 4.

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August 16, 2018

The Virginian-Pilot's owner considers sale of newspaper's historic downtown headquarters

Tronc executives said the media company will consider selling The Virginian-Pilot’s properties, including its historic West Brambleton Avenue building.

Though the Chicago-based firm has hinted at the possibility since it bought The Pilot from Landmark Communications in May, company representatives were direct when speaking to shareholders recently about their desire to capitalize on the newly acquired land holdings.

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June 14, 2018

New Pilot owner taps Marisa Porto as new executive editor

Less than three weeks after buying The Virginian-Pilot, media giant Tronc replaced the newspaper’s top editor with Marisa Porto, who also leads the Daily Press in Newport News.

Tronc executives made the announcement during a Thursday afternoon meeting in The Pilot’s newsroom. Porto takes over for Steve Gunn, who held the position for three years.

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May 29, 2018

After more than a century, Norfolk family sells The Virginian-Pilot for $34 million

The Batten family, which has owned The Virginian-Pilot for more than a century, sold the newspaper and its associated businesses to Chicago-based media conglomerate Tronc for $34 million in May 2018.

Employees of the South Hampton Roads newspaper learned of the sale, which closed Sunday, through a Tronc news release circulated on the internet Tuesday morning, just before the stock market opened.

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