A new weekly magazine called California Sunday was announced this morning, and reaction was immediate and joyous. The very creative business idea is to put the print mag inside the state's biggest Sunday papers, while having all the websites and apps that are exciting to new-media people but can't charge Sunday paper ad rates.
This morning, Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow was abruptly fired. The paper's publisher cited "philosophical differences" to explain the move. Also today, Philly.com ran a story about a book tying former Pennsylvania governor and current Inquirer owner-pal Ed Rendell to organized crime. Coincidence?