NY Post and Daily News Discussed Merger

The New York Post and the New York Daily News, two seemingly bitter rivals, recently discussed merging. That makes us feel… Funny. Yet according to Capital New York, it happened. The tabloids had discussed deals — like News Corp. buying the Daily News outright — that would lead to them joining forces.

One option on the table was the Post using the Daily News’ printing press in New Jersey. Another talking point was whether both papers would go digital-only or just one. To that end, the Daily News is apparently well on its way. “The discussions are not about if, they’re about when,” a source told Capital, regarding the Daily News going digital-only.

The talks of a merger between the Post and the Daily News obviously stalled. And it’s a good thing. What would New York be without two tabloids constantly bickering with each other? We don’t even want to think about that.

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