Baltimore Sun union starts aggressive push for new nonprofit ownership
Unions representing journalists at the Baltimore Sun launched a "Save Our Sun" campaign Thursday in an effort to detach the newspaper from its corporate ownership and create a nonprofit news model. The effort by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild and the NewsGuild-CWA seeks to return the Sun to local ownership under a revenue model that would reinvest its profits back into the newspaper.
Late last year, a group of Sun reporters initiated a quest for new ownership by reaching out to the Abell Foundation, the Goldseker Foundation, developer David Cordish and other individuals like Ted Venetoulis, a former Baltimore County executive. All had expressed interest in acquiring the Sun in the past. Most still remain interested in acquiring the paper, union officials said.
Source: Baltimore Business Journal