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.
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.
August 21, 2018
Leadership changes coming at Inside Business, Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press
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.
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.
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.