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Monday, June 10, 2019

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...

Local online publishers group gets $1 million grant

Local Independent Online News Publishers organization (LION)  has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The grant will allow LION to expand its staff with experts...

Timeliness and access set us apart

Good afternoon I  am sometimes asked what sets the Delaware Business Now newsletter-website apart from other sources of business news in Delaware and adjacent area. Two areas  I  point to are timeliness and access. One example came...

DETV gets final OK for Wilmington TV station contract

The Wilmington City Council voted to accept the Cable, Video & Telecommunications Commission’s recommendation to select DETV as the next manager of its Public Access/Leased Access (PALA) television station.   By a vote of 7 to...

Media update: Memorial service this afternoon for former WDEL host Fulcher

A memorial service is scheduled today for former WDEL talk show host  Gerry Fulcher. Fulcher was a former member of an undercover New York Police Department unit in the 1960s  passed away last month. The public is...