David Carr reports on the civil war among owners of Philly newspapers
The NYT’s David Carr reports on the battle between owners of the Philadelphia newspapers following the firing of the Inquirer’s editor William K. Marimow.
“But the promise of an ownership group with deep pockets and an agenda driven by civic purpose collapsed in an unsightly heap last week. Mr. Marimow was fired, and a raucous war among the owners broke out into full view. Two of them, Lewis Katz, the former owner of the New Jersey Nets, and H. F. Lenfest, a former cable TV mogul, filed suit against the newspaper, as well as its publisher, Robert J. Hall, claiming that Mr. Marimow’s firing was a breach of contract.”