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South Florida papers to share content

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

  2. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    Aren't the Ohio papers doing something similar (in an effort to minimize AP)?
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Not really. This is apparently just prep scores, entertainment listings and the like.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    yes, lantaur, they are -- dayton, columbus, cincinnati and others..
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Whatever happened to the old practice of having the prep agate guy call the competing paper for scores?
  6. Ohiowriter

    Ohiowriter Member

    There are some restrictions when it comes to sports content (for now), but you can now routinely see Plain Dealer bylines in Akron, Columbus in Cleveland and vice versa. It started in the spring with the state's largest papers (Cleve, Cincy, Akron, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Canton). Currently it seems there is mostly sharing of politics and statehouse coverage. Again, for now. But at some point you expect the bean counters will wonder why six papers should send writers/columnists/photogs to Los Angeles for Ohio State-USC when the Dispatch could provide all the content they think they need. Then they'll wonder why they all need Ohio State beat writers. Especially now that the editors/execs at all these papers are committed to regular meetings to talk about this wonderful new partnership.
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Oh, that's always been done and will be done across this great land of ours tonight.

    This is more of a formal agreement, which is what makes it more unusual.
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    they do it online now.
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Well, that's assuming that they put them on the web in a timely manner, enough so that they help the competing papers out on deadline.

    I highly doubt that has been the case with my local paper in the past, but might be wrong.
  10. The Wolf

    The Wolf New Member


    Next month, we will expand our story-sharing arrangements with other Florida papers to include the Sun Sentinel.

    Starting Monday, Sept. 2, the three South Florida papers will begin a three-month trial of sharing breaking news copy as well as sports and cultural copy, including reviews. The Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel also will share with each other. In addition, all three papers will step up pooling arrangements on some stories.

    In the face of tightened budgets and reduced staff at all the papers, I’ve discussed with the other two editors how we can improve our coverage while continuing to compete.

    The trial period will begin with basic breaking news (happened in the past 24 hours) on each other’s web sites. We may pull and run in print any breaking news stories, as can they from our web site. Enterprise, features, columns and investigative stories will not be picked up. (We’ll probably argue from time to time about what’s breaking news and what’s features/enterprise, until we all get used to it.) We may also pick up excerpts of stories; examples might be regional weather stories, political candidates on the trail in all three counties, and crime stories that cross county lines. Any stories will include attribution to the paper.

    Early next month, we’ll discuss with our sports editors and arts editors how we can best share game and cultural news and reviews.

    For more than a decade, we have shared copy with the Miami Herald. For four years, we’ve shared copy with some Gannett papers. The Post this year also began sharing our copy statewide through AP Exchange, the AP’s web-based delivery system. This weekend alone, we ran stories from the St. Pete Times, Miami Herald, St. Augustine Record and Port Charlotte Sun Newspapers.

    Though I know it’s jarring to share with a competitor, this plan can help us get news of interest to our readers and give us a little more time to focus on the enterprise we want to do.
  11. MMatt60

    MMatt60 Member

    Pretty depressing in that this was one of the last, great truly competitive sports-journalism markets.
  12. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Will there be attribution?

    Like: The byline saying in Miami

    SunSentinel Staff

    For example?
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