As City Paper Staff Unionizes, Baltimore Sun Announces Plans To Shutter Them


Explaining why the Baltimore Sun Media Group plans to close City Paper – the cheeky, award-winning alternative weekly it acquired in 2014 – the company has made a point of saying that the decision was made last year.

“It became clear to us this past fall that we would cease publishing City Papersometime in 2017,” BSMG director of marketing Renee Mutchnik said in a statement citing “declining revenue.”

But staffers believe the pivotal point came a lot more recently than that:


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