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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Gannett-Gatehouse merger news produces yawns

Good afternoon, The long-rumored  announcement that newspaper giants Gatehouse and Gannett will merge drew yawns and shrugs. At our website, the merger announcement  garnered   far fewer page views than the Chapter 11 filing of Perkins restaurants or...

Media update: One story and two different lead paragraphs

Rebel HQ blew into Sussex County last week and drew the attention of the two Gannett newspaper/websites in the region – Delaware Online(News Journal)and Delmarva Now (Salisbury Daily Times) Rebel HQ is a YouTube channel operated...

Long-time radio talk show host John Watson dies

Longtime Wilmington-talk show host John Watson has died. The announcement was made by a member of his family. Watson, a broadcast engineer by training, brought a smooth professional style to his talk show, which came during...

Media update: Yes has been around a while

My neighborhood got a version of a Sunday ad stuffer, known as "Yes"  a few weeks ago. It then disappeared. According to a couple of folks who would know, Yes has been distributed for years, at...

Cape Gazette co-founder to gear down

Good afternoon all, One of the pivotal figures in Delaware newspaper history plans to slow down a bit. In his typical low-key style, Dennis Forney announced  that he will become publisher emeritus of the Cape Gazette,...

Wall Street Journal: Owners of Dover Post and News Journal in merger talks

The Wall Street Journal (paywall) is reporting that newspaper giants Gannett and Gatehouse are in merger talks. A merger of the two companies would create the nation’s largest newspaper chain, with a presence in all...

Forever Media completes deal for Delmarva Broadcasting

Delmarva Broadcasting is officially no more. The company's website is now directed to Forever Media, the  Pennsylvania company that purchased Delmarva Broadcasting from Steinman Communications). The deal was first disclosed in February. AllAccess.com  earlier reported the radio station...

An editor in chief for your business?

Good afternoon, Earlier this spring, I received a slick paper newsletter from Wilmington contractor EDiS. The carefully crafted print piece contained a number of interesting stories on the company’s projects and people. I read it cover to cover. While...

WHYY moving Wilmington office to Market Street

Public media outlet  WHYY  plans to move to new offices in downtown Wilmington. Spokesman Art Ellis said the new location is at 605 N. Market Street at the edge of the increasingly popular  LOMA area...

Billy Penn, after running out of runway, now under WHYY umbrella

Good afternoon, When I first encountered BillyPenn.com, I thought the digital start-up was on to something. Its breezy approach and its heavy use of Twitter seemed to be a good match for the growing population of...