Month: September 2012

Yesterday’s news that Journal Register Company was filing another Chapter 11 bankruptcy could signal the end of any options for Digital First, or any other industry player, to engage in what Ken Doctor described here as a “roll-up” or consolidation strategy.

journal-register-medianewsLast year, looking at the Alden Global Capital acquisitions of MediaNews Group and Journal Register, I speculated that Alden, working through industry veteran John Paton, could be aiming for a consolidation strategy that would combine many more newspapers under common control. A bit later on, MNG’s outgoing CEO, Dean Singleton, confirmed this strategy in an interview with me.