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Antitrust concerns threaten Tribune’s winning bid of OC Register

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The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times said Thursday it had won a public bankruptcy auction to buy Freedom Communications, the owner of several Southern California newspapers, including the Orange County Register.

Tribune Publishing Co. has agreed to pay $56 million in cash for the business and its real estate in Santa Ana and Riverside. Freedom also owns the Riverside Press-Enterprise. 

Freedom declared bankruptcy in November. 

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Guests:

Ken Doctor, media analyst for newsonomics.com, contributor for POLITICO, and the author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get

Ben Bergman, senior reporter at KPCC who’s been following the story. He tweets from @TheBenBergman

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