The Good News Continues at Lee Enterprises


Lee Enterprises seems to be doing very well:

Newspaper group Lee Enterprises Inc reported a third-quarter loss, hurt by a slow economic recovery in all its markets.

The company, which refinanced its debt in January after filing for bankruptcy in December last year, reported a loss of $1.5 million, or 3 cents per share compared with a loss of $155.5 million, or $3.46 per share, a year earlier.

I take no pleasure in reporting this, because good people will likely lose their jobs as Lee imposes even more cutbacks on its newspapers, but at some point, doesn’t the company’s board have an obligation to identify the failure of leadership at the top?

Don’t worry. Apparently the top two corporate officers at Lee still received their bonuses totaling $750,000.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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