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Alaska Native corporation shutting down rural newspaper group

Calista, an Alaska Native regional corporation, is shutting down its rural newspaper group.

The corporation said Alaska Newspapers Inc wasn't profitable. The last issues of six newspapers that serve Native villages, along with a monthly magazine, will be published this month.

“As a responsibility to our 12,000 shareholders, we had to take a hard look at the subsidiary and make a tough decision,” Andrew Guy, the president and chief executive officer of Calista, said in a press release. “ANI leaves behind an impressive legacy. We’re very appreciative of the superb staff and extraordinary talent that have worked so hard to report on rural Alaska. We genuinely hope the communities affected by this will find a new media voice to tell their stories.”

Get the Story:
Alaska’s Rural Newspapers Close Their Doors (Indian Country Today 8/1)
Calista Corp. announces it's closing Alaska Newspapers (The Anchorage Daily News 7/24)

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