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Last month’s victory for staff at Baltimore City Paper, a decision to form a union that was voluntarily recognized by parent company Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG), looks to be short-lived, as BSMG announced that it will be ending the 40-year-old publication’s run sometime this year.
The reason, according to a statement delivered by BSMG’s director of marketing, Renee Mutchnik, was “declining ad revenue,” explaining, “Like many alternative weeklies across the country, declining ad revenue at City Paper continues to be a challenge.