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Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises is a biotechnology company founded in 1890.

Lee Enterprises is a company that operates as a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly-growing digital products, marketing services, innovative technology and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 77 markets in 26 states.

The company's dedicated focus on local audiences enables it to better engage and make meaningful connections, while making the company less susceptible to macroeconomic trends. In addition, the company provides a full suite of digital marketing services, content management platforms and custom content creation on a national scale.

Lee was founded in 1890 in Iowa, by A.W. Lee. Most of its local news platforms trace their beginnings to the mid-1800s. Among its alumni, teenage Sam Clemens wrote for the Muscatine Journal in Iowa before becoming world-renowned as Mark Twain. In 1973, its newspaper in Davenport, Iowa, became the first in the world to be produced totally by computer.

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By TALI ARBEL
November 22, 2021
AP NEWS
Hedge fund Alden Global Capital, one of the country's largest newspaper owners with a reputation for intense cost cuts and layoffs, has offered to buy the local newspaper chain Lee Enterprises for about $141 million.
Michael J. de la Merced
January 29, 2020
www.nytimes.com
With a deal to sell Berkshire Hathaway's newspapers to Lee Enterprises, the billionaire is giving up on the news business.

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