Ben-Tzvi’s Plan to Save Israeli Daily Maariv: Merge It With Makor Rishon

Weekday print edition to disappear, will be published in digital format only; distribution and printing to be outsourced.

The Maariv newspaper group that Shlomo Ben-Tzvi bought from the IDB group has been in trouble for years. It turns out that as early as November 2012, when obtaining court approval to buy Maariv, Ben-Tzv already had an extensive business plan to revive the failing business. That plan is to amalgamate it with his newspaper Makor Rishon, outsource printing and distribution – and abolish the weekday print version,...