Friday, October 24, 2003

NY Times profiles amNewYork's Pergament

If you missed it, pick up today's NY Times or follow this link for a profile of Russel Pergament, who has emerged as a giant in the free daily industry. He built a chain of successful Boston suburban weeklies, then started Boston Metro and now is the driving force behind amNew York. How did he get his latest job? Like a true salesman, he did it with a cold call to the Tribune Co. And the article confirmed a rumor we heard a month ago — he's a shareholder in amNew York. He got Tribune to give him a piece of the action.