Wednesday, July 14, 2010

'Nasty' newspaper war erupts in Marin County

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Marin County community of Point Reyes Station, population 800, is ground zero in a "nasty" newspaper war between two weekly newspapers.

"Last month, the upstart West Marin Citizen accused the more-established Point Reyes Light of attempting a hostile takeover. The Citizen's owner-publisher, Joel Hack, having filed for Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy, says the Light's owners are trying to take advantage of his financial situation to snatch the paper from him. The chairman of the group that owns the Light, Corey Goodman, denies it is exploiting Mr. Hack's troubles." [More, WSJ subscription required]

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