Quantcast

Latest Anchorage Daily News Stories

2014-04-08 16:22:25

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the owner and publisher of Alaska Dispatch, has reached an agreement to purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI). Founded in 2008, Alaska Dispatch is an award-winning site at the forefront of the national movement toward independent online news. Alice Rogoff, a longtime supporter of journalism and a former chief financial officer of U.S. News and World Report, became the...

2014-04-08 16:22:20

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the Anchorage Daily News to Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC for $34 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. "The Anchorage Daily News is a profitable newspaper that makes us proud journalistically," said Pat Talamantes, McClatchy's president and CEO. "We weren't looking to sell the Daily News, but...

2009-03-09 14:37:45

U.S. newspaper publishing giant McClatchy Co. said Monday it would lay off 15 percent of its workforce in the face of declining revenues. The cut affects about 1,600 jobs, the publisher said. McClatchy said it would realize $30 million in operating cost savings from the cuts that are to begin at the end of the month. The headcount reductions will be achieved through severance programs, attrition and further consolidations, and outsourcing of some business functions, the company's...

2008-12-04 11:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Howard Weaver, the vice president of news at The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) who twice led the Anchorage Daily News to Pulitzer Prize gold medals for public service, has announced his retirement at the end of the year. "Howard really has been a visionary executive, and we can't thank him enough for all his leadership and distinguished service," said Gary Pruitt, McClatchy chairman and chief executive officer. "Howard...

2008-10-26 21:00:01

The Anchorage Daily News endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama Sunday over the Republican ticket with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Although Palin has brought to the state "attention and recognition" as the Republican vice presidential nominee, that does not "overwhelm all other judgment," the newspaper's Sunday endorsement said. "Many Alaskans are proud to see their governor, and their state, so prominent on the national stage," the newspaper said. But Obama "brings far more...

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Aug. 2--Explore fishing impact on Southcentral Anchorage Chamber of Commerce presents "Fish On! Realizing Sportfishing's Economic Impact on Southcentral Alaska," noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Egan Convention Center. Rick Gease, executive director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, will explore future trends and research that will preserve the habitat of salmon and enhance the sport of fishing. RSVP by 9 a.m. Monday, 272-2401 or www.anchoragechamber.org....

2008-08-01 12:00:43

By Elizabeth Bluemink, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Aug. 1--Anchorage telecom company GCI said this week it generated a record-breaking $142.5 million in revenue during the second quarter of 2008. However, the phone, wireless, Internet and cable TV company reported a second-quarter profit of 3.6 million, down 39 percent from the same three months of last year. Profits were down mainly because of increased debt spurred by the company's rapid expansion, especially in rural Alaska,...

2008-07-29 12:00:00

By Wesley Loy, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 29--JUNEAU -- Alaska legislators on Monday voted to spend up to $100,000 to investigate Gov. Sarah Palin's controversial firing of former state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. The decision came from the Legislative Council, a bipartisan panel of state senators and representatives. The committee itself will not conduct the probe. Rather, it will hire an independent investigator to explore whether Palin, her family or members of...

2008-07-29 12:00:00

By Elizabeth Bluemink, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Jul. 29--For the 3 million people who use the Alaska Airlines mileage plan to fly around the country, the program is getting less rewarding. Starting Nov. 1, the Seattle-based airline's mileage plan members will need to rack up thousands more miles before they can redeem a flight. The change is a milestone for Alaska Airlines, which consumers have rated as having the best frequent-flier program in the country for the past four years....


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
Related