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Philly Inquirer owners suing paper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Drip, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Things have gotten out of hand in the City of Brotherly Love.
    http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20131010_ap_527f4711117b46d3a8a26700b4947a8f.html?c=r
     
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I think they're doing the right thing. Never met Bill Marimow, but I like what I've seen of the Philly paper in the last several years and it sounds like the other owners want to drive it into the ground. I could be wrong.
     
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Why would owners want to "drive it into the ground?"
    Wouldn't they want the most profitable company possible?
    Differences of opinion over corporate strategy don't equal death wish.
    Wasn't Marimow mocked by David Simon at some point in "The Wire?"
    Think he gave that name to a less-than-admirable character, IIRC, owing to his disdain for the real-life version.
    (searching...)
    Yes, yes he did:
    http://jimromenesko.com/2012/04/05/david-simon-bill-marimow-feud-revisited/
     
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Joe, there's a lot of stuff going on at Interstate General Media. Some of which may be revealed soon. The bottom line is that this once mighty publication is hurting. It's sister publication is in worse shape. The in-fighting isn't solving the problem. The quality of both papers is down. The circulation figures are horrendous and investors are getting antsy. Not a good situation.
     
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    It's definitely a fascinating read. I'm going to add another link courtesy of Big Trial, and it's from a former Inky reporter. I would think you would want to leave some of the old guard in place because they have the "institutional knowledge", so to speak, but I realize it's open for disagreement.

    http://www.bigtrial.net/2013/10/at-inky-theyre-pining-for-billy.html
     
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I wish you could make this drama up.
    http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20131030_Newspaper_guild_says_papers_have_a_potential_buyer.html?c=r
     
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Who's getting their asses kicked on Broad Street this week?
     
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Probably the hookers. The paper has moved to 8th and Market Sts.
     
  9. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    People need to realize that David Simon is one of the greatest TV minds of this or any generation, but also a complete blowhard in love with his own voice whose memories of any time he spent at the Sun should be viewed with considerable skepticism.
     
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    I could see that.
     
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This is a shit stew that doesn't need flavoring.
    http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20131115_In_testimony__Inquirer_co-owner_questions_editor_s_firing.html
     
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I told you this shit stew would be interesting. Fired Editor-in-Chief Bill Marimow has won his job back.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/11/22/judge-orders-bill-marimow-to-be-reinstated-as-editor-of-philadelphia-inquirer/
     
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