Freedom Communications files Chapter 11

02 Sep 2009

After several days of online speculation, Freedom Communications, owner of more than 100 U.S. community newspapers and eight television stations, confirmed its Chapter 11 filing. There will be no immediate changes in Freedom's management. Freedom newspapers include flagship Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif., The Brownsville (TX) Herald, The Star in Shelby, NC, and the Yuma (

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.