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Investing Topics: Special Situations

Entering the Media Spin Zone

By Elliott H. Gue on Aug. 22, 2014

Newspapers continue to struggle against a secular decline in circulation and advertising sales, as consumers gravitate toward online news outlets. But the old media often owns valuable broadcasting and Internet assets that don’t achieve a full valuation when they’re wrapped up in newsprint. A recently announced spin-off should unlock significant value for this publishing giant’s shareholders.