Have a Look at the Column City Paper's Owners Didn't Want You to Read

Tom Scocca · 12/16/14 12:33PM

When Baltimore's City Paper was sold to the company that owns the Baltimore Sun earlier this year, the first casualty of its independence—before the sale even went through—was the February 26 column by City Paper stalwart and occasional Gawker and Kinja contributor Joe MacLeod. MacLeod's "Mr. Wrong" column, written in response to the news of the sale, was pulled from the presses on order of his soon-to-be-ex-bosses at Times-Shamrock Communications and spiked. More unpleasantness ensued. Here, for posterity, is that lost column.

Baltimore Is One Step Closer to Being a Zero-Newspaper Town

Tom Scocca · 02/21/14 01:03PM

It's not even possible to get mad at the Baltimore Sun now. The Baltimore Sun is a nursing home where newspapering goes to die, or to sink into terminal urine-soaked frailty and confusion. Yesterday it announced it had received the commitment papers for City Paper, the city's alternative weekly, b. 1977 – d. TK But Soon.

News Corp Is Back!

Hamilton Nolan · 08/11/11 02:26PM

In your sunny Thursday media column: News Corp stock bounces back, buyouts at the Baltimore Sun, the WaPo forswears a paywall, CNN wants to hire internet tipsters, and Jake Tapper has advice.

Crippled 'Baltimore Sun' Spikes Final Moscow Lament

Choire · 12/19/07 12:00PM

After almost 55 years, the Baltimore Sun has closed its Moscow bureau. No news from the land of Putin is apparently good news! Brave hero Sun reporter Erika Niedowski filed one last story, now leaked online, about the shuttering of the bureau, but, not surprisingly, it did not make it into the paper. That's okay, nothing going on over there anyhow! Photo: The National Bolshevik Party protests outside the Central Election Commission HQ in Moscow earlier this month. Their leader described the recent elections as "the most unfair and dirtiest in the whole history of modern Russia." Misha Japaridze for AP.

Media Bubble: Lady Black Strikes Again

Choire · 03/20/07 08:46AM
  • Lady Black flips out on Canuck media outside hubbie Conrad's court date, calls producer a slut, claims "I used to be a journalist!" Oh my God, when? [CP]