Update: Weintrob on selling the Brooklyn Paper

The Brooklyn Paper posts its own story today about its sale to the Rupert Murdoch-owned Community Newspaper Group, and former publisher Ed Weintrob sheds some light on the news decision:

Brooklyn Paper Publisher Ed Weintrob said he was pleased to sell his family run business to “real newspaper people.”

“These are very tough times in the newspaper business, but News Corp. is that rare company that actually believes in newspapers,” he told the staff last week. “I would not have sold the paper if I did not believe they are truly committed to it.”

And Murdoch’s people say:

“We are extremely excited to be adding The Brooklyn Paper to our group,” said News Corporation Senior Vice President Les Goodstein. “We bought The Paper because we admire its attitude, its flair and its outstanding design. And we don’t intend to change that.”

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