Itsy 'Brooklyn Paper' Killed By Gigantic News Corp? Trouble brewing at The Brooklyn Paper? A tipster warns that freelancers at the local weekly haven't been paid since last summer and editor Gersh Kuntzman has told them the community glossy is "undergoing some turmoil." Probably in the form of Rupert Murdoch, who bought the paper's main competition last year, but maybe also because of all the beggars milling around wildly! The Brooklyn Paper's five editions (what, you expected Bay Ridge to share with Park Slope?) have helped New York's j-school students cut their teeth and pay for pizza for the last twenty years. Now what will they do, eat copies of The Bronx Beat?