30 he said his Berkshire Hathaway would acquire his hometown paper, Nebraska's Omaha World-Herald
for $150 million -- he was at the same time quietly buying up $85 million in debt in Lee Enterprises Inc.
Joel Long to director of public relations for the Omaha World-Herald
from corporate-affairs manager at the Omaha World-Herald
Megarich Warren Buffett buying the Omaha World-Herald
could be attributed to another of recent instances of wealthy individuals buying troubled newspapers -- see billionaire Philip Anschutz buying the Daily Oklahoman in September or millionaire Doug Manchester buying the San Diego Union-Tribune in November -- or it could be the harbinger of newspaper mergers and acquisitions heating up.
Charles Reinken to editorial page editor of the Omaha World-Herald
from deputy editorial page editor, effective April 1.
late last month acquired the 9000-circulation Ames Tribune in central Iowa, along with a group of affiliated weeklies, from a subsidiary of the Omaha World-Herald
Kristy Gerry to director of production at the Omaha World-Herald
from systems integration manager.
Michael Avok has been named managing editor; most recently, he was a business reporter at the Omaha World-Herald
The Omaha World-Herald
launches a circulation drive of unusual importance this week, for Nebraska's largest newspaper is emerging from computer-driven circulation woes that cost it roughly 8,000 subscribers.
Editor: At Illinois' Rockford Register Star, Jeff Gauger has been named managing editor; previously he was assistant managing editor for news at Nebraska's Omaha World-Herald