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Shocker: Tribune Co. Gives Notice To Drop AP
E&P. ^ | October 16, 2008 | Joe Strupp

Posted on 10/16/2008 6:02:05 PM PDT by george76

Tribune Company has given a two-year notice to the Associated Press that its daily newspapers plan to drop the news service, becoming the first major newspaper chain to do so since the recent controversy over new rates began.

Tribune, which owns nine daily papers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, joins a growing list of newspapers that have sought to end AP contracts, or given notice of that, following plans to introduce a new controversial rate structure in 2009. The notice was given earlier this week.

AP Spokesman Paul Colford confirmed the cancellation notice, but said he had no more specifics.

The notice, of course, does not mean Tribune is cutting AP immediately. The news cooperative requires the two-year notice as part of its current contracts. Negotiations may lead to the termination not moving forward.

Tribune daily papers besids the flagship in Chicago affected include The Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; The Orlando Sentinel; Red Eye of Chicago; the Hartford Courant; The Baltimore Sun; The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa.; and The Daily Press of Newport News, Va.

"I think many editors are concerned about the new financial rate model that AP has rolled out,"

(Excerpt) Read more at editorandpublisher.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; associatedpress; chicagotribune; enemedia; losangelestimes; media; msm; newyork; oldmedia; ossociated; ossociatedpress; press; tribune

1 posted on 10/16/2008 6:02:08 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Excellent. Die MSM Die!


2 posted on 10/16/2008 6:03:29 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: george76

OUTSTANDING! What will they do without Associated Propagandists? /sarcasm


3 posted on 10/16/2008 6:05:13 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: george76

They are all going to contract to local news and ads only. Like small broadsheets. Free most likely, no news staff except local and police blotter. It’s happening around our area already.

Die weasels die.


4 posted on 10/16/2008 6:06:39 PM PDT by Tarpon (Barrack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: Grampa Dave; Milhous; Liz; Cicero; SierraWasp; an amused spectator; SunkenCiv; jazusamo

Sam Zell drives a wooden stakes into the heart of the AP monster .


5 posted on 10/16/2008 6:06:51 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

(snicker, snicker)


6 posted on 10/16/2008 6:06:55 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: rom

Is Tribune the company that just got bought by a conservative?


7 posted on 10/16/2008 6:07:03 PM PDT by tiniyo
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Drip, drip, drip.....


8 posted on 10/16/2008 6:07:12 PM PDT by curling
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To: george76

When there is no AP will we still not be able to post their stories?

*snicker*


9 posted on 10/16/2008 6:07:57 PM PDT by null and void (Socialism doesn't work because of people./People don't work because of socialism...)
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To: george76
Well it's about time some papers started actually doing some "reporting" on their own....
10 posted on 10/16/2008 6:07:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: george76

HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!


11 posted on 10/16/2008 6:09:34 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Sarah...it's all up to you,girlfriend!)
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To: george76
Where is the [ MEDIA DINOSAUR DEATH ALERT™ ] here?
12 posted on 10/16/2008 6:09:46 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Osage Orange; Edit35; sionnsar; TenthAmendmentChampion

Ossociated Press


13 posted on 10/16/2008 6:12:44 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Wow! That’s the first thing the Libune has done right since Colonel Bob died.


14 posted on 10/16/2008 6:17:30 PM PDT by reg45
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To: george76

Obsoleted Press


15 posted on 10/16/2008 6:18:08 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: george76
Associated Press = All Poop....no great loss.
16 posted on 10/16/2008 6:20:51 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass ("Annoy the media, elect PALIN and McCAIN....errr....McCAIN / PALIN.....McPALIN" 8^)
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To: rom

AP is the worst. Al-jeezeerah Press.


17 posted on 10/16/2008 6:20:59 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: george76

The Tribune doesn’t need to hire AP’s Liars when it has plenty of their own on staff.

If was the Tribune which sued to have Obama’s Senatorial opponent, Jack Ryan, divorce records unsealed allowing Zero to waltz to the Senate.


18 posted on 10/16/2008 6:23:58 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: george76
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. Well maybe the nyt. Hahahaha
19 posted on 10/16/2008 6:36:01 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: george76

Little do they realize that if they want to, they can set up their own wire service overnight, and for very little money. Just a password protected blog, and invite a select group of other newspapers and media to join it for free.

They can even use a swap ratio: if you take news, post news. Those with too high a ratio can pay some bucks to help host the website, a tiny amount compared to a typical wire service subscription.

As long as they are reasonably credible, all kinds of news and information groups can be invited in, giving a much broader scope to the news.


20 posted on 10/16/2008 6:41:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: george76
AP...

I'm Melting...Oh...What a World!...."

21 posted on 10/16/2008 6:52:11 PM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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To: george76

Hah! Looks like the price of passing their agenda on is a price some aren’t willing to pay.


22 posted on 10/16/2008 6:54:25 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: george76
“newspapers are reexamining their strategies”

If they want to make money again how about TELLING THE F'N TRUTH!!

23 posted on 10/16/2008 6:54:52 PM PDT by Tail Gunner John
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To: george76

The drop is 2 years out. This is just the opening salvo in a negotiating process. As a big $$ customer AP will respond and the two will work out a pricing model somewhere between APs dreams right now and the AP being dropped.


24 posted on 10/16/2008 6:55:59 PM PDT by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Some of the emergent homegrown wire services.
Five of Maine’s daily newspapers plan to begin sharing articles and photographs next week in an effort to combine resources as newspaper revenues decline and reporting staffs shrink. ... And they can credit the story to the reporter and news organization where it originates, rather than to the AP ... Eight newspapers in Ohio this spring began sharing articles. In August, three southern Florida newspapers started swapping stories. The Florida and Ohio deals have reduced the newspapers’ reliance on the AP, the industry’s cooperative news-gathering organization.

25 posted on 10/16/2008 7:46:20 PM PDT by Milhous (Ask me about my Anger Management Disorder.)
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To: george76

As Rush calls it... “The APO” and don’t tell me you don’t know what the “O” stands for!!! (grin)


26 posted on 10/16/2008 8:23:42 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Obama... Just another lying Commonist Communutty Organizing thug from the south side of Chicago!!!)
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To: george76

Kill the AP at all newspapers!


27 posted on 10/17/2008 9:20:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: tiniyo

Yes, in general terms. Sam Zell is much more conservative than the reporting or editorial staff at almost any newspaper.


28 posted on 10/17/2008 9:22:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: Milhous; abb

Didn’t see the DMD ping for this.


29 posted on 10/17/2008 9:26:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The LA Times, 10/6/08, was told to cut "75 editorial positions." How many are needed for 2 pages?)
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To: ConservativeMind

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2103739/posts


30 posted on 10/17/2008 9:53:24 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

AP is the problem. The MSM may make a comeback if AP is put to bed.


31 posted on 10/17/2008 10:15:31 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: george76

I’m sure Editor & Publisher’s staff is in mourning because their fellow liberals at AP are getting dropped.

We need to support an alternative news service.


32 posted on 10/17/2008 10:51:23 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Who would you trust to fix your toilet: Joe the Plumber or Hussein the Plumber?)
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To: george76

If this keeps up, AP will mean Assimilated Pieces! Vanquish the enemy!


33 posted on 10/17/2008 10:53:09 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: george76

Why buy the cow when you can regurgitate DNC press releases for free?


34 posted on 10/17/2008 11:01:27 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (The Media investigated Joe The Plumber more thoroughly than they investigated Barack Obama)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I’ve heard they were going with AJ (Al-Jazeera). For the LA Slimes, that would make sense.


35 posted on 10/17/2008 11:51:56 AM PDT by bIlluminati (The kingdom of heaven is among us.)
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To: george76
Another big shocker in the Trib today - They endorsed U.S. Senator Barack Obama for President. First time in their 161 year history to endorse the Democratic candidate. They also endorsed Abraham Lincoln, another Illinois senator who made a name for himself in Washington.

Today, I am proud to be a Chicago native!

36 posted on 10/17/2008 2:13:12 PM PDT by MurryMom
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks geo.


37 posted on 10/17/2008 7:21:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: george76

Does it have anything to do with the direct relationship of running AP stories in your newspaper and your circulation going down at the same time?

Maybe the newspapers are getting smarter...


38 posted on 10/17/2008 7:23:33 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: george76; abb; Milhous; Liz; BOBTHENAILER; bert

Excellent news.

Zell should just cancel AP now and dare them to take him to court re contracts he didn’t sign in todays economy for fishwraps.

Hey, you lying bastard mediots at AP, you will be unemployed soon. There is not much of a job market for liars unless you are a democrat politician.


39 posted on 10/18/2008 4:03:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( I do not want to know the type of person, who does not like Sarah !)
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To: MurryMom

Are you still alive? I somehow thought you had died and were in the arms of Satan


40 posted on 10/18/2008 6:00:14 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: Grampa Dave
Hey, you lying bastard AP mediots, you will be unemployed soon. There's
not much of a job market for liars unless you are a Democrat politician.

Heheh----good one.

41 posted on 10/18/2008 8:30:23 AM PDT by Liz (Taxpayer: one who works for the govt but doesn't have to take a civil service test. R. Reagan.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“As long as they are reasonably credible, all kinds of news and information groups can be invited in, giving a much broader scope to the news.”

Yeah, they can still spike the stuff that doesn’t fit their agenda ... the way they do now. Most of the sheeple won’t know the difference ... the way they don’t now.


42 posted on 10/18/2008 8:41:08 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Drill HERE! Drill NOW! MORE refineries! Pay LESS!)
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To: Let's Roll

Newspapers have always been biased. The best you can hope for is that they aren’t all biased in the same direction. Ironically, even trying to not be biased is a bias.


43 posted on 10/18/2008 9:39:26 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: bert
Yes, I'm still alive and today I'm all psyched about the Colin Powell endorsement on MTP this morning. I'm very pleased to see that so many Republicans are seeing the light this year.

But given that Sunday is America's day of secular football idolatry, let's take a quick look at the pigskin endorsements in two key swing states.

In FL, Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga has announced his plans to pack up his toys and go home if Obama wins the election, saying that he'll sell the team because of Obama's tax policies. After 15 years of plodding mediocrity under Huizenga (no Super Bowl wins, AFC Championships, or even AFC Championship Game appearances, compared to 2 Super Bowl wins, 5 AFC Championships, and 7 AFC Championship Game appearances in the 27 years prior to Huizenga), Dolphin fans are probably ready to thank Obama for ridding them of their pathetic owner. And baseball fans will remember Huizenga as the guy who dismantled two separate Florida Marlin World Series championship teams to pad his wallet. Bottom line? If an Obama presidency can get Wayne Huizenga out of the sports biz, that's change Miami sports fans can believe in.

Meanwhile, here in PA, Steelers owner Dan Rooney -- possibly the most beloved guy in the city of Pittsburgh -- is campaigning for Obama in PA and OH with Ted Strickland and Steelworkers' President Leo Gerard.

Life is good.

44 posted on 10/19/2008 7:53:35 PM PDT by MurryMom
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