Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee on Baltimore Sun acquisition

February 16, 2021

Donald Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, issued the following statement on the news of the Sun’s acquisition:

“Nonprofit ownership of the Baltimore Sun and its affiliated media properties should relieve some of the financial pressure that metro news organizations have been under to stay profitable as the digital revolution continues to disrupt the business model. Hopefully, having a news organization with some Maryland ties will prove beneficial if it makes a strong commitment to dedicating adequate resources to covering local news aggressively.”


The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.