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WaPo does a story on Baltimore that’s actually pretty good

December 5, 2013
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WaPo does a story on Baltimore that’s actually pretty good

As you may recall, The Washington Post did a Travel section story on Baltimore back in February that took a kind of bewildered look at our fair city and gave lots of props for free street parking. We took exception to this story. So it was pleasantly surprising to see the Post‘s Weekend section...
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The Baltimore Guide Has a New Owner

June 3, 2009
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The only sign that ownership of the Baltimore Guide recently changed is subtle: On its web site, the name of its publisher changed from long-time owner Richard Sandza to recent buyer Darwin Oordt. “It happened a couple of weeks ago,” editor Jacqueline Watts explains in a brief phone chat today. “Frankly,” Watts says, “we...
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The Un-Examiner-ed Life

February 20, 2009
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The sudden closing of the Baltimore Examiner left a bunch of Baltimore journalists looking for work, many of whom got their start grinding out stories for Philip Anschutz’ free daily. The paper also had a couple of experienced Baltimore hands filling their columns. One of them–columnist Gregory Kane–has resurfaced at the free weekly The...
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From the BBJ: Sun to stop weekday delivery to some counties

January 30, 2009
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A colleague just sent us this tidbit from the Baltimore Business Journal, revealing that the Baltimore Sun plans to stop weekday distribution in Prince George’s, Montgomery, and Frederick counties. It will also stop delivering to Garret County. This on the tail of the news that the Baltimore Examiner will close up shop on Feb....
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Newsflash: Newspapers Need to Reinvent Themselves for the Web

December 19, 2008
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Today the Bivings Group, a Washington-based internet communications firm, released the findings of its 2008 study of how traditional print newspapers are coping with the steady evolution of online content in the media. The organization studied 100 “major” newspapers selected based on circulation (the sampling included USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall...
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Sun’s b magazine plays fast and loose with story attribution

July 31, 2008
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New media, new rules? The Baltimore Sun Media Group’s free publication b seems to be pushing the boundaries of journalism, and not necessarily in a good way. Lori Barrett’s blog posts, reprinted in b daily under the heading “b-log,” have gone back and forth on giving credit to the media outlets that reported the...
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Sun Columnist Gregory Kane to Write for Examiner

July 31, 2008
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This press release from The Examiner just hit CP‘s inbox–longtime columnist Gregory Kane is leaving The Sun and going to work for the competition. Wow. And while we’re talking about The Sun, we can’t help but wonder whether a recent On the Job column from Hanah Cho, titled “Layoff Survivors Face Guilt, Uncertainty,” was...
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Victim Mentality

July 30, 2008
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The Sun‘s front page today is dominated by a photograph of a foreclosure “victim.” Veronica Peterson is about to be thrown out of a home she bought in November 2006 with two loans totaling $545,000. The story is about the mortgage bailout plan signed this morning by President Bush, but the new rules–which will...
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Zells Like Team Spirit: Demonstration at Baltimore Sun building, 501 N. Calvert St.

July 18, 2008
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Zells Like Team Spirit: Demonstration at Baltimore Sun building, 501 N. Calvert St.

| Image by Frank Hamilton Employees of The Sun protested today outside the newspaper’s offices on Calvert Street, to express their views on the layoffs expected to be announced tomorrow. According to the Sun‘s own reporting, management has not been terribly clear on how the layoffs will take place or how many people will...
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The Breakfast Club: Mayor Dixon Met with Probe Figures at Double T Diner

July 14, 2008
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The Double T Diner in Catonsville is an odd place for the mayor of Baltimore to go for a breakfast meeting. Located about 10 miles west of City Hall on Baltimore National Pike, just outside the Beltway, the Double T is a large retro-styled restaurant serving diner food-the same schtick, albeit in a scaled-down...
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Save the Date

Phillip Robinson Winkfield came up for arraignment on drugs and weapons charges in Baltimore City Circuit Court on June 30, when he met his adversary: the chief of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office narcotics division, Antonio Gioia. Such high-level handling of Winkfield’s case by the city’s top drug prosecutor highlights not so much...
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The Intern Was Right

June 25, 2008
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Turns out that blogging intern we wrote about earlier was right: The Sun just announced that the Baltimore Sun Media Group will eliminate about 100 more jobs by early August.
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