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Baltimore Sun Publisher Timothy Ryan to Run L.A., San Diego Papers

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Timothy Ryan/Baltimore Sun
Timothy Ryan/Baltimore Sun

The publisher of the Baltimore Sun is moving to the West Coast. Timothy E. Ryan was appointed publisher of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, according to the Tribune Company.

b, The Baltimore Sun’s Free Weekly Newspaper, is Shutting Down

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b_300x297The Baltimore Sun will stop publishing b on August 27, according to an internal memo first published in City Paper. A free weekly newspaper launched in 2008, b aimed for “the younger, more casual” reader that wouldn’t go so far as to pay for a paper.

Baltimore Sun Losing Longtime Reporter, Columnist

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baltimore-sun-media-group-officeA pair of longtime scribes are leaving the Baltimore Sun after taking contract buyouts. Columnist Susan Reimer and features writer Julie Scharper will end their respective tenures on Wednesday.

Many Fond Goodbyes to Former Sun Editor John S. Carroll

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John S. Carroll, consummate newspaperman and former editor of the Baltimore Sun, died yesterday morning at age 73.

Baltimore Sun Website Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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Screenshot via imgur
Screenshot via imgur

A group of hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army briefly took over the Baltimore Sun’s website yesterday, along with a host of other sites including the Chicago Tribune, Harvard University, National Geographic, Red Bull, and UNICEF.

Check Out Today’s City Paper’s Hilarious Front Page

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via the City Paper's Facebook page
via the City Paper’s Facebook page

It looks like the folks at City Paper are facing their acquisition by the establishment daily — which poses an existential threat to the concept of an “alternative” weekly — with a sense of humor, at least judging by today’s front page.

This Chinese Tycoon with the World’s Greatest Business Card Should Buy the Baltimore Sun

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Last week it was reported that Chinese millionaire Chen Guangbiao was pursuing a $1 billion stake in the New York Times. That is apparently no longer the case, which means it’s the perfect time to sell this guy on the Baltimore Sun. Here’s his business card:

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If you ask me this “China Earthquake Rescue Hero” who is both the “Most Well-known and Beloved Chinese Role Model” and the “Most Charismatic Philanthropist of China” would fit right in among Baltimore’s eccentric local personalities.

Conservative Koch Brothers Attempt to Buy the Sun

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Charles and David Koch, billionaire brothers who give millions of dollars to libertarian and conservative causes and are the major funders behind the Tea Party, revealed this week that they’re attempting to buy the Tribune Company’s regional newspapers, which include the Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and five others. It would be one of the largest sales of newspapers by circulation, according to the New York Times.

O’Malley’s Office Accidentally Releases Text Messages It Meant to Withhold

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When the Sun made a public records request to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office, it accidentally received a slew of text messages the office had meant to withhold. According to the paper there wasn’t anything actually damaging in there, just plenty of candor from a politician who would rather you not see behind the scenes of his administration.

There were the governor’s distaste at a homeless benefit being black-tie and a failed deal between the rival gambling interests that fought to buy Question 7 last November. What is really most disconcerting is that O’Malley attempted to hide these messages at all. 

Would You Rather Have Rupert Murdoch or the Koch Brothers Own the Baltimore Sun?

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Charles and David Koch

Before I begin, remember that this is still a rumor, and I certainly hope it’s not true. The billionaire Koch brothers, who have been politically active in a big way, MIGHT be eyeing Tribune Co.’s roster of newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun.

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