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Baltimore Sun Switches Up Paywall — Again

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Baltimore Sun Buys Two Metro Area Papers

The newspaper industry has struggled to keep revenues up in recent years, and the Baltimore Sun is no exception.

Johns Hopkins Adds New Master’s Program in Film

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Rendering of the new Parkway Theatre, where the new film/media program will be based
Rendering of the new Parkway Theatre, where the new film/media program will be based

The Johns Hopkins film and media studies department keeps getting bigger and better. This week, the university announced that it would be offering a new master’s program in film and media, with a particular focus on the business of film, writing for film and television, and sound production.

Local Youth Non-Profit Robbed

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Photos via Wide Angle Youth Media Facebook page
Photos via Wide Angle Youth Media Facebook page

Over the weekend, Wide Angle Youth Media, a Baltimore-based non-profit that provides local youth with media skills and training, got some bad news.

Big Fish: Q & A With the Co-Founders of Planit, Baltimore’s Ad Agency for a New Age

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BFFs: Matt Doud and Ed Callahan, co-founders of Planit

In November, 2014, Ad Age named Baltimore’s Planit one of the best places to work in advertising and media.  Planit is a strategic, digitally minded agency that leads campaigns for national and global clients. It is centered on the belief that its employees will have fun, work hard, and think big.  Unlike traditional agencies, Planit separates itself into three service groups – strategic, creative and client, all of which generate ideas to change and challenge the current marketplace through digital, non-digital PR and social media.  The company’s approach addresses the needs of a wide range of clients including McCormick Foods, DeWalt, Mally Beauty, NPR, Acura, and Under Armour.

City Paper’s Joe MacLeod Rehired as a Freelancer

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via City Paper on Facebook
via City Paper on Facebook

The City Paper‘s “Mr. Wrong” columnist and creative director Joe MacLeod has had a thrilling couple weeks. After 25 years with the paper, MacLeod was fired without a severance package by City Paper‘s recent owners Times-Shamrock on the heels of MacLeod’s attempt to publish a profanity-ridden installment of his column.

After all that, City Paper‘s new owners the Baltimore Sun rehired MacLeod as a freelancer and are even paying him $50 more for each column.

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.

Baltimore City Paper Up for Sale

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Courtesy Citybizlist – Times-Shamrock Communications is putting the Baltimore City Paper up for sale in a bid to shed all its alternative weekly papers, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. Merger and acquisitions firm Dirks, Van Essen & Murray is to handle the transaction.

The Scranton, Pa.-based media company owns four other alternative weeklies – the San Antonio Current, Cleveland Scene, Orlando Weekly and Detroit Metro Times.

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.

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