“As the Northeast Consortium, our publications will assist each other in gathering news, sports and features materials, giving our readers access to more and expanded content from the top newspapers in each of the respective markets,” Marc Kramer, CEO of the New York Daily News, stated in the release.I'm sure this is a wise business decision, but it also puts the papers on the slippery slope of consolidation. Doing things together means fewer people doing the work, which usually means layoffs. Less competition means less varied coverage. And, of course, it means more of the same.
Feb 18, 2009
Five newspapers in the New Jersey-New York area have agreed to share editorial content. From Editor & Publisher: