Pulse: Chatter: Nearly Nobody Reads the Bulletin

Less than three years after reclusive millionaire stock trader Tom Rice hijacked the Bulletin name and hyped the rebirth of the storied broadsheet, the “new” Bulletin has one teensy problem: No one seems to know it publishes. With a paltry 4,800 copies circulated


Less than three years after reclusive millionaire stock trader Tom Rice hijacked the Bulletin name and hyped the rebirth of the storied broadsheet, the “new” Bulletin has one teensy problem: No one seems to know it publishes. With a paltry 4,800 copies circulated within the city, “Readers are essentially nonexistent,” claims former columnist John Leonard, who says he was axed with no warning last July. Leonard — who also claims there’s a huge morale problem in the newsroom — characterizes the Bulletin’s few readers as suburban seniors misty-eyed for the original that went under in 1982. Rice counters that the paper is moving to new, bigger offices and tripling full-time editorial staff. “I do not believe there is a morale problem here,” he says. Stop the presses!

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