Veteran journalist takes over The Skagway News

Larry Persily, a veteran journalist with about a quarter century of industry experience, in numerous publications, has bought Alaska's Skagway News.

According to a report, Persily says he will manage and edit the paper remotely from Juneau and Anchorage. He still plans on printing the paper at the Whitehorse Star, in Whitehorse.

"I miss newspapers and I think small town newspapers in particular are very important," he said to CBC News.

"I think small newspapers in small towns will always survive."