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(NewsMax)   Chicago Tribune drops the Associated Press, tells readers they plan on saving money by getting their news the same way everyone else does. On Facebook and Twitter   (newsmax.com) divider line 30
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2012-12-28 12:56:56 PM  
They should be getting their news from NewsMax! After all, they're the ones with The Truth™, with none of those bothersome Libfacts™ to angry up the blood!
 
2012-12-28 12:58:58 PM  
I'm actually OK with this, if the Tribune plans to go back to real journalism instead of rehashing biased AP articles.
 
2012-12-28 01:05:31 PM  
They're just going to rehash biased Reuters articles now.
 
2012-12-28 01:29:53 PM  
You people have been tricked by the liberal mainstream media. The inner-city blacks and illegal immigrants are ruining this country. The atheist and Socialists have worked to remove any reference to our being a Christian nation. This Republic was founded on Christian principles. Thank God, there is still one place where I can get the REAL story.

blogs.villagevoice.com
 
2012-12-28 01:37:29 PM  
I wonder, how would this affect the Tribune-owned Fox CT, which seems to share a lot of stuff with the Hartford Courant?
 
2012-12-28 02:31:51 PM  
Does this mean that these newspapers will get literally no news from the Associated Press, or is there a bargain-level of service one can subscribe to that no one ever talks about?
 
2012-12-28 02:41:34 PM  
"Yep, another double homicide on the south side" gets old after a few years, I guess.
 
2012-12-28 02:42:29 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Does this mean that these newspapers will get literally no news from the Associated Press, or is there a bargain-level of service one can subscribe to that no one ever talks about?


I DNRTFA, but I'm guessing the Chicago Trib will no longer subscribe to AP, which means they won't be able to copy-paste their articles. Much of the AP wire services are articles, which subscribers (newspapers and other media) can either print as is or edit the hell out of.

And, yes, there other wire services, but I have no idea what any of them cost.
 
2012-12-28 02:55:05 PM  
Trib, sinking ever deeper into republican conservative derpitude. Now reducing even more, the actual content people subscribe for.
 
2012-12-28 03:10:50 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They should be getting their news from NewsMax! After all, they're the ones with The Truth™, with none of those bothersome Libfacts™ to angry up the blood!


Now with extra helpings of floor humping.
 
2012-12-28 03:38:59 PM  
The local rag is going pay to play on their website.

Considering they have laid off every credible reporter they had I'm not sure what anyone would be paying for...
 
2012-12-28 03:58:22 PM  

TheNewJesus: The local rag is going pay to play on their website.

Considering they have laid off every credible reporter they had I'm not sure what anyone would be paying for...


Propaganda and control of information and even, in the long game, historical evidence?
 
2012-12-28 03:58:37 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Does this mean that these newspapers will get literally no news from the Associated Press, or is there a bargain-level of service one can subscribe to that no one ever talks about?


Imagine how that tiered service would be presented. What are the tiers? Volume? Story quality? Story category?

"Yeah, well, with our 'Practical Plagarism' service, you get no more than four non-headline, non-public interest stories, measuring no more than 16 column inches total, per day. If you add the 'In Living Color' option, you can also get up to one color picture to accompany any of those stories."
 
2012-12-28 04:03:57 PM  
No matter how bad American journalism sinks, it will never reach the low watermark of the Arizona Republic refusing to print the 23 part series on the murder of one of the Republic's own reporters, Don Bolles, written by the Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

Nothing will ever sink to that level again. I hope.

Bolles was a founding member of the IRE. He was blown up in the middle of the day at the Clarendon Hotel.
 
2012-12-28 04:37:30 PM  

Boudica's War Tampon: No matter how bad American journalism sinks, it will never reach the low watermark of the Arizona Republic refusing to print the 23 part series on the murder of one of the Republic's own reporters, Don Bolles, written by the Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

Nothing will ever sink to that level again. I hope.

Bolles was a founding member of the IRE. He was blown up in the middle of the day at the Clarendon Hotel.


Wow.  What was the paper's reasoning?
 
2012-12-28 04:42:23 PM  

downstairs: Boudica's War Tampon: No matter how bad American journalism sinks, it will never reach the low watermark of the Arizona Republic refusing to print the 23 part series on the murder of one of the Republic's own reporters, Don Bolles, written by the Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

Nothing will ever sink to that level again. I hope.

Bolles was a founding member of the IRE. He was blown up in the middle of the day at the Clarendon Hotel.

Wow.  What was the paper's reasoning?


The paper was tied to big money that was tied to the Mafia. The paper was part of the corruption.
 
2012-12-28 05:18:45 PM  
I see a typo in just about every other AP article I read.
 
2012-12-28 06:17:50 PM  
It was bad enough when Tribune took these quality papers, gutted them, and had them turn into parroters of the AP feed. Now, they're gonna be what, mindlessly rehashing crap from a low-rent wire? Lord. I really feel sorry for everyone in Chicago, Baltimore, etc. that are never going to know real hometown journalism.
 
2012-12-28 06:32:42 PM  
Boudica's War Tampon:
No matter how bad American journalism sinks, it will never reach the low watermark of the Arizona Republic refusing to print the 23 part series

A 23 part series? Really? They couldn't do it in three or four parts? Or one really well-written story?
 
2012-12-28 07:02:28 PM  
There's an app for AP.
 
2012-12-28 09:08:11 PM  
Where are we going to learn about buses plunging over cliffs in South America, and overloaded ferries capsizing in Bangladesh then?
 
2012-12-28 09:40:05 PM  

cirby: Boudica's War Tampon:
No matter how bad American journalism sinks, it will never reach the low watermark of the Arizona Republic refusing to print the 23 part series

A 23 part series? Really? They couldn't do it in three or four parts? Or one really well-written story?


I wouldn't care if space aliens kidnapped my momma and sold her to a space-alien traveling circus and she escaped and told me all about it, and furnished pictures - I STILL wouldn't print a 23-part series about it.
 
2012-12-28 11:05:47 PM  

Dr.Zom: I see a typo in just about every other AP article I read.


Unless you're seeing the exact same typo by reading the same story in more than one publication, I'm guessing it's created locally.
 
2012-12-29 02:42:46 AM  
Hasn't that been CNN's exclusive editorial policy for the last 5 years or so?
 
2012-12-29 03:34:30 AM  

SomeoneDumb: Dr.Zom: I see a typo in just about every other AP article I read.

Unless you're seeing the exact same typo by reading the same story in more than one publication, I'm guessing it's created locally.


AP doesn't always follow its own Stylebook. They'll also trip up on stuff like "reign"/"rein".

What I hate is when a page designer (not called "copy editors" much these days) just uses the headline AP sends with the story and makes it fit, regardless of type size, etc. That's why you'll see identical headlines across several newspapers - not because four different people all thought of the same phrase.
 
2012-12-29 05:07:50 AM  

Dahnkster: You people have been tricked by the liberal mainstream media. The inner-city blacks and illegal immigrants are ruining this country. The atheist and Socialists have worked to remove any reference to our being a Christian nation. This Republic was founded on Christian principles. Thank God, there is still one place where I can get the REAL story.

[blogs.villagevoice.com image 400x356]


They should have put a wall around this God fearing nation the day 'West Side Story' hit the theaters. It's been downhill ever since. God bless America, and may God bless you all, each and every one.
 
2012-12-29 05:42:54 AM  

FormlessOne: I'm actually OK with this, if the Tribune plans to go back to real journalism instead of rehashing biased AP articles.


AP articles come from a number of sources. It's a wire service.

I'd explain how it works, but you seem to have to worked yourself into a derp all by yourself.
 
2012-12-29 09:30:31 AM  

FormlessOne: I'm actually OK with this, if the Tribune plans to go back to real journalism instead of rehashing biased AP articles.


There's something to be said for reprinting AP articles. They're usually accurate and stick to the facts (as they are known).

It's very idealistic and even more naive of you to think that the Chicago Tribune will be sending out reporters all over the globe to cover things.

What the hell do I care? I don't even subscrbe (willingly) to my local paper. They keep throwing it on my doorstep for some reason though (advertising revenue?).
 
2012-12-30 03:29:17 AM  
With guns banned in Chicago, there's no news coming from there anyway.
 
2012-12-30 06:22:47 AM  
Wasn't the Tribune one of the papers caught outsourcing their local news coverage overseas?

Yes, they were. If you're a subscriber, I'd strongly advise you to cancel it.
 
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