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The Future of Print Media

Mar 31, 2014

News of bankruptcy last week for the parent company of The Daily Record, published in Baltimore for 125 years, came on the heels of the acquisition of the City Paper, the alternative weekly, by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.

And speculation continues about the potential sale of The Sun by its parent, Tribune Co. What does the future hold for the city's traditional print media? Our guests: Erik Wemple, who blogs about news media for The Washington Post; Tim Franklin, president of the Poynter Institute and a former editor-in-chief for The Sun; Mike King, University of Maryland, editor-in-chief of The Diamondback, the student paper at College Park; and Jenn Ruckle, outgoing editor-in-chief of Loyola University Maryland's student newspaper, The Greyhound. Guest host Nikki Gamer

The Tribune Co., which owns The Baltimore Sun, announced at the end of last year that it would lay off 700 staffers, another sign of contraction of American print media.