Sunday, April 19, 2009

Champion for newspapers?

Brian Ferguson, 29, loves newspapers.

Some even say he is a touch crazy about them.

But Ferguson, who grew up in Abilene and lives in Austin, believes he has the formula to save the flagging newspaper industry.

Now all he has to do is buy one, a goal that has, thus far, eluded him.

Ferguson was the sole bidder for the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News in Denver, backed by a group of private investors. He also has been tied to efforts to buy the Austin American-Statesman, which is on the market.

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