New owners of Philly Inquirer/Daily News threaten to close papers over labor dispute

Philly.com
The new owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News say closing the business over a dispute with the mailers union is "a possibility, but we are and will explore other alternatives as well." Brian Tierney, publisher of the papers from 2006 until they were sold at auction, says: "This is shocking news to me. If they are sincere that they would shut down the company, it's heartbreaking."

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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