Friday, April 06, 2007

TL to buy Philadelphia Weekly?

We're sorry to be late on this, but the Philly alt-weekly reports that Richard Connor is in the running to buy the paper. Comment, please.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. What will he do with it? Crap on it like a pigeon dropping doo doo?

Anonymous said...

Lots of alt-weekly news this week. AKS wrote a pretty nice piece in The Weekender about how, though he'll still help cover music for the mag, he'll soon be moving back to the TL full-time to manage the NIE program. Also, Weekender redesigned its website and added blogs, and Times-Shamrock launched some sort of regional music mag. Busy times for the alts. Connor to Philly? Why not?

Anonymous said...

Story also says Times-Shamrock is interested in Philly Weekly. This might get interesting ...

Anonymous said...

Unless you live in Philly, why would anyone care who owned Philly Weekly? Actually, even if you did live in Philly and liked the paper, why would you care who owned it? Most readers pay little or no attention to such stuff.

Anonymous said...

Connor is da man

Anonymous said...

Weeklies are more profitable in today's newspaper environment.

With Times Shamrock's domination of NEPA papers, I'd imagine it would be useful income.

Anonymous said...

Fav line in the weekly story is when they call Connor and his control over opinion/editorial a "party of one."

Ha. They can see what a crappy writer he is a mile away. Bet people are shitting themselves thinking about writing for a guy who writes those AWFUL columns. Seriously, I have seen better writing in a high school rag.

Anonymous said...

Connor was looking to buy paspers in other PA markets also

Anonymous said...

what the hell is pasper?

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

The PW is Connor's cushion when he is forced to sell the TL due to lack of performance.

Anonymous said...

Connor has been looking at papers in Allentown and State College also. I agree with the poster above. PW is a nice cushion. Jim McDonald worked there also.

Anonymous said...

Editors from Philly to Allentown to State College are shaking in their boots