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Tampa revisited - "This Newspaper is Fighting Back."

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting story today, sounds like a good ol' newspaper war is brewing. Would the St. Pete Times really do that?

    http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/dec/14/newspaper-fighting-back/news-opinion-editorials/
     
  2. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    It'll be interesting to see if The Times fires back. That was a pretty pointed jab by their competitors across the bay.
     
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Will Ms. Coats Twitter her announcement about once-a-week publication in February when they switch?
     
  4. Moondoggy

    Moondoggy Member

    oh, of course not! the st. pete times invented ethics! they'd never do anything underhanded.
     
  5. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Why are the number of pages and stories the big sticking point? If all they have is briefs and just forcing their reporters to crank out work to have more, doesn't that defeat the point?

    I don't live in the area, so I've never read a copy of either paper, only looked at stuff online.
     
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Will the fight be at the St. Pete Forum?
     
  7. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Wow. I don't know if I've ever seen a by-lined story of this nature by an executive editor and president/publisher before.
     
  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Well, St. Pete has to respond in some way, right?
     
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    St. Pete is ready to rumble.

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  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, pissing wars over page count are a little weak. Want to compare number of staffers, namely, ahem, college beat reporters?
     
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I can't wait until papers start counting column inches.
     
  12. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Is the type of thing readers would respond to?
     
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