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Scripps merging with Journal Communications

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PeterGibbons, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    I guess this shouldn't come as a huge surprise since newspapers have been the red haired stepchild of the company for the past few years now

  2. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Scripps is a pretty good chain, though.
  3. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Not nearly as good as they used to be... But I guess that can be said of most newspapers these days
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Niiiiiice. Milwaukee's always had a pretty good newspaper, but I wonder if it will undergo the Scripps makeover now?

    Starting out with a clean balance sheet is pretty good. Just wonder if this leads to some hiring at the JS. Not as far fetched as you might think. They have advertised some non-reporting positions as of late.
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    On behalf of redheaded stepchildren everywhere, I resent being compared to the death-spiraling dead tree industry.
  7. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    They better watch out then, Scripps has history of closing "really good newspapers"

    Joe, I meant no ill will, maybe I should have said star bellied sneetches?
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Now we know who is who
    And there isn't a doubt
    The best kind of Sneetches
    Are Sneetches without

    The old-fashioned custom
    Of walking about
    With stars on your belly
    Is O-U-T out

  9. Bob Crotchet

    Bob Crotchet Member

    Perhaps I'm misreading, but I thought Journal got control of the newspapers and Scripps the TV stations?
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Journal did. The paper control goes to Milwaukee. That's why I think this might be pretty good in the long run. Of course, I could be wrong.
  11. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    So are we going to have the Journal Communications Spelling Bee now? Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue the same way...
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One AP story I saw said Scripps would continue with the spelling bee.
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