The much-rumored weekly print publication dubbed The Sunday has been officially unveiled.
The two stories about it, both delivered in the same bundle to a dwindling number of driveways this morning, could hardly be any more different in content and implication.
The top of the Sun section breathlessly promises that the new Greenspun Media publication will be “thought-provoking, informative, graphically rich, lively and fun” with “a diverse mix that describes the story behind the story, provides the context of events and includes engaging features ranging from personality profiles to lifestyle stories.” It is to appear Feb. 9.
In other words fluff to fill in around the ads.
The Review-Journal story on the other hand focuses largely on the family feud between the Greenspun siblings and efforts to end the joint operating agreement under which the R-J prints the Sun section every day.
“Stephens Media LLC, which publishes the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and three of the four Greenspun siblings, who own the Las Vegas Sun, tentatively agreed last summer to end a joint operating agreement,” the R-J story recounts. “In September they signed a letter of intent, leading to negotiations to dissolve the JOA. The U.S. Department of Justice, which oversee joint operating agreements, would have to review any formal agreement reached.”
The Sun version makes no mention of this, briefly mentioning: “For that portion of the audience that continues to rely on daily print, we’ve got the Las Vegas Sun every day.” No mention is made of any pending demise.
Neither story makes any mention of the fact that the Stephens Media weekly CityLife will cease publication at the end of the month.
They’ve already created a URL for The Sunday, though it is only promotional at this time.
The soap opera continues.
It has a long shot at succeeding, but it’s one of the few options Brian Greenspun has to remain in the print news business. And for all their failures, they’ve managed to produce two magazines that succeeded for years — Showtime and Las Vegas Weekly.
I wonder how Anonymous defines “succeeded”, isn’t it more that they have survived? I’ve never read either of them but I’m guessing it’s about celebrities and shows at hotels, who reads that crap, tourists and celebrity worshippers?
So much for Wendoh’s Vegas Seven….the Greenspun juggernaut is coming and it means to take over the whole of Pahrump by stahm! (a little NE accent fer ya’ll.
I wish there was a way to buy one of those fancy Aeron chairs from the Sun for cheap, when there’s no longer an ass sitting in it. Those things are comfortable. The chair, I mean.
I sat at the same cheap desk in the same cheap chair for more than 20 years till I found out they were too cheap keep paying me. Some people just don’t get the hint.
I’ve seen your old office, Tom. Your name was still on the plate and the door was open. It looked, to me, like it was a good place to be.
Nyp, quit the dramatics.