Sun-Times owner wants to buy more newspapers

Michael Ferro Jr.

Michael Ferro Jr., who bought the Chicago Sun-Times in December, recently spoke to the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He introduced himself as chairman of Merrick Ventures and added:

I’m also the chairman and owner of the Chicago Sun-Times. The reason I tell you all that is because I want to make sure I have your attention … Mayor Emanuel is coming tomorrow and he’s the only person who asked me to do this, and I said, ‘Mr. Mayor, I’m very excited to meet all these different mayors from these other cities because my plan is to acquire their publications in a lot of their cities today and keep newspapers alive in America, so people can read about what you’re doing, and you don’t have to rely on blogs.’

* Watch Ferro at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

* Ferro wants Sun-Times to be the New York Post of the Midwest