The chief executive officer for two Alaska newspapers says the publications are for sale.
William Dean Singleton says the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and the Kodiak Daily Mirror are both available. Employees were informed Friday.
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The family trusts of Singleton and his media partner, Richard Scudder, bought the News-Miner from C.W. Snedden in 1992. The News-Miner owns the Kodiak newspaper.
Singleton and Scudder founded MediaNews Group, which once owned dozens of newspapers across the nation. Scudder died in 2012; Singleton retired a year later.
Singleton said in a letter to employees he and Scudder owned newspapers in Alaska for 23 years and grew to love the state. But no other family members chose newspapers as a career.
Singleton said if the right buyer isn't found, the trust will continue to own the newspapers.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com