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Philly Magazine Tierney story

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by formulacola, May 4, 2007.

  1. formulacola

    formulacola Member

    Well-done, frightening Philadelphia Magazine profile on Inquirer/Daily News publisher Brian Tierney:


    I know most of us probably didn't have any delusions that Tierney was going to be good for the Philly papers after what's happened in the past year, but damn. The future looks even more foreboding for the Inky and Daily News after finishing that story.
  2. mocheeks10

    mocheeks10 Member

    I found it interesting (and troubling) that a newspaper man -- or, at least, what passes for one in this day and age -- has such credibility issues.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    oops. my bad. hoped this was a maura tierney thread. :eek: ;D 8)
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    seconded. rowr.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Super piece.
  6. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Keep Brian Tierney in mind when you rail against corporate ownership of newspapers.
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    sorry, the piece sucked. couldn't force myself to read past page 2.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    It's devastating stuff. Course, it helps to be interested in (a) the NE market, and/or (b)
    BT's personality profile.
  9. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    The fact he thinks Stephen A is great worries me greatly. Never read him, but he completely turns me off on TV.

    Still reading the rest
  10. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Tom, just curious...why did it suck? And no, I'm not Fagone.
    As for the issue in the story, here's what got me:

    "The idea that a newspaper owes something to its community beyond profits clearly isn’t what excites Tierney anymore, and maybe it never did. What excites him is the possibility that this cobwebby enterprise of American metro journalism — this business that belongs to the era of Charles Foster Kane — could be made to rhyme with the values and business climate of 2007, and that Brian P. Tierney could be the guy to make it happen. Forget the civic experiment. Philadelphia Media Holdings is a mere business experiment now."

    Well, great. It's ridiculous to think, as it was mentioned in the story, that Tierney could have been a reporter. He may be a "visionary", but to a completely skewed end that would turn the Inquirer into an information bazaar.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Once I read that Tierney is walking around believing that Annenberg actually conceived the idea for TV Guide himself, I rolled around on the floor, laughing hysterically.

    The young are so easily fooled.
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    His take on newspaper unions was interesting.
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