Friday, February 27, 2015

Is Metro Philadelphia still publishing?: Update

Philadelphia Metro boxes were empty as the free paper failed to return from the July 4 weekend.

Is Metro Philadelphia still publishing?: Update

The Metro Philadelphia Web site hasn´t been updated since before the Fourth of July holiday.
The Metro Philadelphia Web site hasn't been updated since before the Fourth of July holiday.

UPDATE: Just in case anyone missed it in the Inquirer and philly.com today, freebie newspaper Metro Philadelphia says it'll be back tomorrow, after a weeklong publication break. Andy Maykuth's Inquirer story here.

YESTERDAY: Metro Philadelphia boxes were empty today as the free "daily" tabloid newspaper failed to return from the July 4 weekend. Joins the Evening Bulletin on the newly-disappeared minor-dailies list (tho Bulletin publisher Tom Rice is still trying to resurrect it). Employees say Metro is supposed to return Thursday July 9 after an extended vacation. Website hasn't been updated this week.  Publisher Eric Mayberry left earlier this year and hasn't been replaced.

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