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Local developer buys San Diego U-T

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mpcincal, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That was unreal. I don't think the story had a byline, but I wouldn't be surprised if the thing was written by the private equity firm's marketing department.
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Well, I guess, if you discount credibility.
  3. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    This is no different than what the Chandlers did with the LA Times. No different.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    There's history going back hundreds of years of owners using their newspaper to promote their own point of view.

    Doesn't always mean it's right, though. And I found the U-T's comment ridiculous:

    "That is our priority, each and every day. That is the focus and mission of the newsroom. This is an editorial campaign being launched by our publisher and the editorial pages, which is separate and distinct from the newsroom operations."

    Separate and distinct? Yeah, surrrree. Who decided it would go on the front page?
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Show me the time Norman or Otis ran an editorial on A1.
    That is one difference.

    Another is it isn't 1950 or 1960.
  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    No, it's 2012, when newspapers are selling ad space on the front page.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I do realize that.
    And I would hope a journalist could realize the difference between selling ad space on the front page and selling *the* front page.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    That is, when they are not going out of business.
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