IMAGINE riding a roller coaster while blindfolded - chugging forward, picking up speed, not knowing what twists and turns await around the bend.
That, in so many words, is what life has been like in recent years at the Daily News, the Inquirer and Philly.com.
The media company has changed hands five times, survived bankruptcy and endured an ugly court battle pitting two factions of owners against one another.
But now, the chaos is over, according to philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who yesterday officially became the sole owner of the city's two newspapers and their websites.
Lenfest, 84, bought out Drew Katz's shares of the papers' parent company, Interstate General Media, for an undisclosed sum.