In case you hadn’t noticed, a fascinating newspaper rivalry has teed up in San Francisco. One that is about to become even more clearly, solidly delineated.
As we recently reported, Hearst has enlisted a couple of major execs to try and re-invigorate San Francisco Chronicle print-digital operations. The daily will be vying for readers alongside a range of properties controlled by Todd Vogt‘s San Francisco Newspaper Company.
This morning, SF Appeal reporter Max A. Cherney updates a recent announcement that Vogt is about to add a stake in the Bay Area Reporter, a 42-year-old LGBT-focused print weekly. From Cherney’s report:
In a letter of intent, inked in April, Vogt and SFNC CFO Patrick Brown made clear their plan to acquire a minority stake in the Bay Area Reporter – independently of the SFNC.