WTIP connects with new publisher of Cook County News-Herald

Local media has been in the news quite a bit of late. WTIP Community Radio learned that the Cook County News-Herald had been sold at the end of November. WTIP reached out to the new owners listed in documents related to the sale numerous times, with no success. See the related story: Sale of Cook County newspaper remains shrouded in mystery.

That raised questions in many people’s minds here on the North Shore. Who are these buyers? Why are there two companies involved in this sale–15 Grand, LLC and CherryRoad Technologies? What will happen to the local paper, will it become online only?

Some asked if there were political motives behind this, along the line of Metric Media or Sinclair Broadcasting.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with the new publisher, Jeremy Gulban to ask these questions and more. Here’s their conversation.