Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tennessee's four major dailies agree to share content: Memphis Flyer

A snippet:

Representatives of the four largest newspapers of Tennessee -- Nashville's Tennessean, Memphis' Commercial Appeal, Chattanooga Times-Free Press and Knoxville's News Sentinel -- met Feb. 4, 2009, to explore opportunities to cooperate to leverage their resources. During the discussion, all agreed that readers would be best served if the papers found ways to eliminate duplicate effort and share content of interest throughout the state. 

More details in bullet points in the Flyer story

An obversation from Trace Sharp at the NewsTechZilla blog:

You can look at this in a couple of ways. First of all, keeping Tennessee local with a share program lessens the need for AP content. It also saves money.

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