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Wilkes-Barre stays a 2-paper town

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by wickedwritah, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Frantic posted the link on the McClatchy thread, but it'll likely get buried there.

    Apparently the deal was announced today.

  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    That's great news. I'm not real familiar with the area, are Scranton and Wilkes-Barre very distinct towns or is it basically one metro? It's not really the norm that four papers could survive in one market.
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I don't know if they're officially one metro area, Jake, but they're a good 20 miles apart, and both pretty self-contained. Huge masses of suburbia around each city.

    I'm very happy for the TL folks keeping their jobs.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Obviously, a lot of people were worried about Scranton possibly buying out the T-L -- but the more you think about it, there would've been likely insurmountable anti-trust issues for them to take over the paper.

    I'm sure Jerry Kellar and others will tip a few back in celebration today.
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