The 105-year-old Juneau Empire has been sold to a Canadian newspaper chain just six months after its longtime owner offloaded some of its Alaska holdings to GateHouse Media.
The Juneau Empire, Peninsula Clarion and Homer News are among 11 newspapers sold by Morris Communications for $120 million. The new owner is GateHouse Media, which has been aggressively buying newspapers across the United States.
“This is one of those moves that’s going to help us become more efficient and we save some expense,” said Juneau Empire publisher Rustan Burton.
Real names now required to post remarks about articles and interact with other readers on the newspaper’s website.