sfbgvsweekly.jpgThey really are fighting over something that is a dead issue now. Because the model of journalism that these guys are fighting over is in deep trouble. They really are the last two tyrant-osaurs, long after the asteroid hit the planet. — Andrew O’Hehir, editor in chief of the SF Weekly in 1995

Look, I know everyone’s tired of hearing about the legal tussle between the SF Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly, but this article from The Stranger is the most comprehensive piece I’ve read on this story to date.

If you give even the remotest of shits about local media, then take the time to read this (long but very interesting!) article.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Greg Dewar

    The Stranger is a great paper. When I moved to Seattle in 1994, it was still primarily an indie paper with a heavy emphasis placed on bands, clubs, etc. But over time it evolved into a good local weekly. When the Seattle Weekly (once also a cool paper) got sold, the Weekly let a lot of people go, and quickly dissolved into a pale imitation of its old self, and the weekly in the last 10 years has become a very good local news source, much more so than it was even in the 1990s.