If newspapers are dead, it looks like no one told the Baltimore Sun Media Group. Either that or they’ve got a plan to go out with a bang. The Baltimore Sun’s parent company, after whetting its appetite on the City Paper, went and bought The Capital and the Carroll County Times for who knows how much.
That may already seem like plenty, but with those two newspapers come a slew of affiliated websites and periodicals including the Maryland Gazette, Crofton-West County Gazette, Bowie Blade News, Capital Style Magazine, the Anne Arundel County Guidebook in Anne Arundel; and Community Times, Carroll Living, Central Maryland Homes, three Advocate newspapers, three Purchasing Power papers and the Mason-Dixon Marketplace and Shopper in Carroll County. (Wheezes uncontrollably.) Sorry, people. I typed all that in one breath.
Just like they’ve promised with the City Paper and, by their own reckoning, have achieved with Sun-owned The Aegis, Towson Times and Howard County Times, BSMG says “the editorial voice in these publications will remain independent from The Baltimore Sun.”