Brian Tierney got rich as a much-hated (by journalists) Republican PR man in Philadelphia. Then he led a group that bought Philly's newspapers and went bankrupt. Now, he's going back into PR. Philadelphia thanks you for your service, Brian. [NYT]
In your finally Friday media column: Brian Tierney goes 3-D, an attorney general bravely takes on Twitter, Sarah Ellison and Michael Wolff work the same territory, and Rafat Ali is ready to do...something else.
Brian Tierney, who made the transition from Republican flack hated by Philly journalists to head of Philly's newspapers, is finally stepping down as CEO of the Philly papers—after bankrupting them and hiring America's most despicable columnists. Goodbye, sucka. [Philly.com]
In your nearly-over Friday media column: The New York Post is shameless about stealing stories, the AP's criticized for taking a good photo, Jon Capehart in more hijinks, and Brian Tierney's clock is ticking.
Brian Tierney, the boss of the recently bankrupt Philadelphia newspapers, vowed last week he would "never close" the Philly Daily News. But he never said he wouldn't desperately rebrand it to save a nickel!
Brian Tierney was a bulldog Philadelphia PR man much hated by Philadelphia journalists before he led a group that bought the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News in 2006. Let's review how that's worked out: