Chicago Sun-Times Editor: A Deal With Tronc ‘Made the Most Sense’

The rumors have been circulating for months, even years. And the owners of the Chicago Sun-Times turned those rumors into fact.

In a full page ad Tuesday, the newspaper confirmed that it is up for sale and the likely buyer is the Sun-Times’ longtime rival, the Tribune (or more specifically, the multi-platform entity known as Tronc that’s owned by the Sun-Times former owner, Michael Ferro).

In a letter to readers published online Monday evening, Sun-Times Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk wrote:

“Wrapports agreed to enter into discussions with Tronc after seeking alternative arrangements with other media companies both locally and outside of Chicago. After those efforts were exhausted, it became clear that a business combination with Tronc made the most sense, especially since Tronc and Wrapports already have some business ties. For example, the Chicago Tribune has handled all of the Sun-Times’ printing and distribution for the past several years.”

Kirk joins host Eddie Arruza to discuss the latest. Also joining us is Bruce Dold, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune.


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