THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS: The Onion Plans To Launch Philadelphia Edition This Spring

DAN GROSS: The Onion, the popular news parody publication, is finally coming to Philadelphia. A print edition of the weekly paper, also online at, is expected to launch here this spring. The paper is also looking for a Philadelphia city editor to oversee the local editorial operations though the bulk of the product will be the often hilarious news stories such as “Tip of Area Man’s Tongue Refuses to Relinquish Richard Crenna‘s Name,” and “Nation’s Porn Stars Demand to be F—ed Harder.” The paper started in Madison, Wis., in the late 1980s and also has print editions in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boulder, New York and Washington, D.C. The paper has considered launching a Philadelphia edition for several years. Sources tell us that the satire paper will be printed by Philadelphia Media Network, owner of the Daily News, Inquirer and, at its Conshohocken printing plant and that PMN will also be more deeply partnered with The Onion. Asked if PMN would be printing or partnering with The Onion, PMN’s vice president of external affairs, Mark Block, offered an elaborate no comment. MORE

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