Mr. Brill did not immediately respond to phone calls. An assistant said Kurt Andersen, a co-foudner of Inside.com, was out of town. Michale Hirshorn, the other co-founder of Inside.com, did not respond to a message left on his voice mail.
Inside.com was one of the most ambitious content plays on the Web when it launched last spring and currently has a staff in New York and Los Angeles covering all aspects of music, movies and media businesses. It has won accolades for its editorial coverage but has proved a disappointment in attracting advertisers and subscribers.
Mr. Brill's Brill Media Holdings, which includes the Web site contentville.com, holds a minority stake in Media Central, and Primedia owns 49% of Brill Media Holdings. -- Jon Fine
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