"The question is whether local broadcasting is a good long-term bet," Mr. Turow said. "I think that in the medium term it is, but in the long term it's iffy."
"The notion to get rid of television stations to build a relatively new online news company doesn't seem true to me," said Joseph Turow, professor of communications at the University of Pennsylvania. "I think Politico is terrific, but you don't sell television stations simply in order to build a niche journalism organization. It's apples and oranges. There's more to it than that."