Choice Hotels chairman weighing bid for all of Tribune Publishing, according to report

Stewart Bainum Jr., chairman of Choice Hotels International Inc., reportedly is weighing a bid for all of Tribune Publishing Co. (NASDAQ: TPCO) just a month after his nonprofit agreed to acquire Tribune’s The Baltimore Sun and two other papers in Maryland. 

A public charity formed by Bainum, the Sunlight for All Institute, in February agreed to acquire The Baltimore Sun and affiliated community newspapers in Maryland from Alden Capital after Alden merged with Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, the…