A unionization effort by smaller community papers within the Baltimore Sun Media Group was voluntarily recognized by parent company Tribune Publishing, clearing the way for contract negotiations between the two sides.
Before the dust even settled, a new alt-weekly has announced it’s moving into Baltimore to help fill the void left by the very recent shutdown of City Paper.
The proposed deal for newspaper giant Gannett to acquire Baltimore Sun parent company tronc, Inc., is no more.
The Baltimore Sun’s parent company, Tribune Publishing, announced new leadership last week. The move already resulted in a change at the local level.
The University of Maryland already has one of the best college newspapers in the country– but it’s about to get even better, thanks to a generous gift from the Washington Post.
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.
When considering what might help Baltimore’s homeless population, “graphic design consultations” might not be the first thing that springs to mind. But as Baltimore’s first-ever street newspaper is helping the city’s homeless population gain a voice — and some extra money — the input from Towson University’s art and design department is very welcome.
… but less literate than DC. That is, according to the newly-released data from America´s Most Literate Cities, an annual report that ranks metro areas based on indicators like number of bookstores, newspaper circulation, and educational attainment.
For the second year in a row, DC topped the list, followed by Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Boston. Baltimore was 18th this year (same as last), beating out not only Honolulu but also New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. So there!
Baltimore ranked highest in our number of bookstores (15th) and publications (13th), but we´re not too shabby in the other categories, either.
However, as GOOD magazine points out, literary-ness doesn´t seem to correlate with money, at least according to this study. The most literate cities aren´t the wealthiest. But, as GOOD notes, a city´s committment to literacy can be one way to help close the poverty gap.