"The Toledo Blade has gotten notice in the past year for being one of the eight founding members of the Ohio News Organization, a collaborative in which the stateâ€™s major papers freely share their stories (and now their photos and graphics) with one another. All the Ohio papers have seen major cutbacks in recent years â€” The Bladeâ€™s newsroom staff is about half the size it was five years ago â€” and their willingness to beat swords into plowshares has been a model for other cooperatives around the country among papers with declining resources.
"I interviewed my old boss, executive editor Ron Royhab, about how the sharing has evolved, how it has changed the way newspapers chase stories, and whether there might be a way to monetize the work they do."
AP really cannot tolerate criticism…. ultra-defensive… kinda sad…
NEW YORK, March 16, 2009â€” Hearst Corporation announced today that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (P-I) will become the nationâ€™s largest daily newspaper to shift to an entirely digital news product. The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and chief executive officer, Hearst Corporation, and Steven R. Swartz, president of Hearst Newspapers. The final print issue of the newspaper will appear tomorrow.