Skip to comments.Tribune Co. newspapers to go a week without AP
Posted on 11/03/2009 12:20:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers owned by the Tribune Co. plan to cut back on use of the Associated Press (AP) next week to test whether they can do without content from the US news agency.
The Chicago Tribune said the plan to "utilize as little content from the Associated Press as practical" was aimed at determining whether the Tribune Co., which declared bankruptcy in December, can sever ties with the AP.
The Chicago-based Tribune Co. has been looking for ways to cut costs and in October 2008 it gave the AP the required two-year notice that it might drop the service.
The Chicago Tribune said Tribune Co. television stations and newspaper websites would not take part in next week's experiment.
The newspaper also said sports statistics from the AP will still be used along with items "considered vital."
"But the company wants to see to what kind of void the absence of AP stories and photos would have," the Chicago Tribune said.
It said Tribune Co. newspapers will rely on their own staff and news sources such as Agence France-Presse (AFP), Bloomberg, Cable News Network, Global Post, Reuters and others during the trial.
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I don’t know if they can, but the quality of the articles are sure to go up.
” newspapers to go a week without AP “
Take up a hobby to keep your hands busy, and chew a lot of gum.... ;)
“utilize as little content from the Associated Press as practical:
Depending on what they replace the AP with it could be an improvement. Anyways I love the downfall of the msm.
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
I have heard that some heroin addicts try to go for a week without receiving their poison. Just saying.......
I wonder if it will be like that time in Israel when all of the doctors went on strike and their mortality rates plummeted?
Not impressed. I have lived without the al-AP for years.
Cripes, just pull it for free off of the Web like everyone else in God’s Creation does today, dino!
You think CNN is a higher quality source than AP?
Hope it continues. It'd be sweet to see AP approaching Jim Robinson asking for him please to link FR to their stories so they get some traffic...
OH ABB Get in here honey
Not at all. None of them are worth much. Eliminating one, I thought would be a good thing. It seems every paper I pick up, including my local, has nothing but AP bylines. No journalism, no deep digging of facts, just regurgitation of AP. That’s all, just a rant.