The cover of tomorrow’s City Paper. (The alt-weekly was just sold to the Baltimore Sun.) Note the tiny-print slogan: “Informing more than 1 million Baltimore readers weekly in print and online, give or take a million.”
In his piece on how to save the Baltimore Sun (“establish a Trust which will act as the sole owner”), Justin Allen writes that “there’s little doubt that the acquisition of City Paper is almost certainly a ploy to make the Baltimore Sun Media Group more attractive to potential buyers.”
I wanted to ask the Sun about that, but marketing director Renee Mutchnik – the only person authorized to discuss the Sun-City Paper deal, I was told – is out of the office until Friday. (She was also out of the office when I tried to reach her last Friday – the day after the alt-weekly acquisition was announced.)
Thanks to City Paper editor Evan Serpick for sending tomorrow’s cover.