Block Communications chairman files lawsuit to prevent possible sale of company, newspapers

A family struggle over the future of the parent company of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its sister newspaper in Ohio landed in court Wednesday, with a senior executive of Post-Gazette publisher Block Communications Inc. suing to stop what he described as an “ill conceived, resentment fueled” effort by his twin brother to sell the newspapers and publishing company…

Karen Lightman, executive director of Metro21: Smart Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, said she would be saddened by the personal loss that a potential sale of the Post-Gazette would bring.

“I don’t get my news from TikTok; I don’t go to social media; I read the newspaper, I go online. I worry about the echo chamber where people get their news. I’m very disheartened.”

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