USA Today owner Gannett to buy KING parent Belo for $1.5B

Big acquisition in the media world this morning: Belo Corp., the parent company of television stations including Seattle’s KING-TV, has agreed to be acquired by USA Today owner Gannett Co. for $1.5 billion in cash. The deal will add 20 television stations to Gannett’s portfolio, nearly doubling the Virginia-based company’s TV holdings. Belo, based in… Read More


Mini-documentary: ‘A symphony of computer coding’ at KING5 online news hackathon

A while back we covered the buildup to (and dustup over) the “Hacking Seattle News” event organized by KING-5. The goal of the weekend coding marathon in October was to come up with new ways of distributing and consuming local news. KING’s news teams put together a behind-the-scenes piece documenting the event from start to finish, and it… Read More