News of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s sale to prominent hotelier Doug Manchester has sparked another community conversation on the future of the local newspaper. After a brief ownership by a private equity firm, the paper is returning to local hands — some of the most provocative and controversial in San Diego.

Catch up with all of our coverage:

• An initial look at Manchester’s polarizing persona. A man who is accustomed to being a newsmaker will now be a newspaper owner.

• New CEO John Lynch gives some early details on his vision for the paper: pro-Chargers stadium and pro-business.

• A fuller transcript of our chat with Lynch: “We’d like to be a cheerleader for all that’s good about San Diego.”

• A guide to the paper’s tumultuous recent history of ownership and leadership changes and employee cuts.

• A guide to the buzz on the web about the news of the sale and the future of the paper.

• A roundup of folks’ initial reactions to the sale.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at You can contact her directly at or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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