May 2, 2006

Modern Joint Operating Agreements

Dan Gillmor looks at Hearst's deal with MediaNews Group to acquire four newspapers. Madison has had one of these for years - a $120M annual arrangement that has kept the Cap Times going despite its very small circulation. Joint operating agreements were protected by congress years ago, as a way to "preserve daily newspapers". The time has long since arrived to eliminate this relic.

Dave Zweifel passes along his experience at the American Society of Newspaper Editors' convention recently. Posted by James Zellmer at May 2, 2006 7:00 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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