Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2 Indiana papers battle for turf

The Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune are fighting for turf in Gary, Ind.

The Times is a Lee paper based in Munster, Ind. The Post-Tribune is a Sun-Times Media paper, based in Merrillville, Ind. The papers cover the same area in the northwest Indiana.

In a Sunday editorial, the Post-Tribune took offense to Times billboards: "Readers, would you trust a newspaper whose billboards lie? We wouldn't either." One of the billboards in question says the Times offers the "only local news in Gary"; the other says the Times is "proud to be Gary's only local newspaper and Web site."

The Chicago Tribune has more on the battle.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lol... goes to show how hungry they are. I remember when the battle was for south lake county and Porter county. The TIMES could have cared less about Gary, back then, because of constant circulation issues.