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The Gazette newspapers in Maryland to be shuttered

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by franticscribe, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Really sad news out of Maryland. The Gazette community papers are closing after Bezos couldn't find a buyer for them.

    Their sister papers in Southern Maryland are being sold to the Cecil Whig & Easton Star Democrat's parent company - Adams Publishing.

    I got my start in Southern Maryland and worked with some really great people in both newspaper groups.

    The Gazette Set to Close - Bethesda Beat
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2015
  2. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Will the newspapers in Southern Maryland remain as stand alone entities or will they be rolled into Cecil and Easton papers?
  3. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    It would be difficult to roll them together since they're on opposite sides of the bay. I suspect they'll continue as a stand-alone, with maybe some consolidation of ad sales and some corporate functions.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This sucks. Know some people at the PG and Montco Gazettes, and always thought they did some really nice work, especially compared to some of their competitors. I can't imagine they were that expensive to run.

    The Post did find a buyer for the Fairfax County Times, so at least they will continue.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This is very sad to hear.
  6. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

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