Is Saline losing its local newspaper office?
Digital First Media, the parent company of the Saline Reporter, is selling its office at 106 W. Michigan Ave. in downtown Saline.
The building is one of two Washtenaw County properties and four Michigan properties listed on the Digital First Media property listings page.
The Saline Reporter office, the hub of Heritage Media's Washtenaw County operations, is listed at $275,000. The two-story property is also available for lease. The property was purchased for $200,000 in 1995, according to county records.
The Saline Reporter is owned by Heritage Media, part of the Journal Register Company, which is operated by Digital First Media. In September, Journal Register Company filed for bankruptcy for the second time in three years.
The impact the sale might have on the local news operation is unclear. Many of the Heritage Media reporters work in the field and write from home.