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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:58 pm 
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[url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119253507135860230.html?mod=hps_us_whats_news]Scripps Splits Cable Networks,
Newspapers Into Two Companies[/url]
By SHIRA OVIDE


NEW YORK -- E.W. Scripps Co. plans to split into two parts, becoming the second media company in recent weeks to isolate fast-growing assets from the [-------------------] newspaper sector.

Those of us who remember the long slow death of the Star-News will have no trouble coming up with this adjective.


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moribund

(sorry, I don't know the first thing about the death of the Star-News)


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From the press release:

"The proposed separation is not expected to have a material effect on the day-to-day lives of employees working at the company’s television networks, newspapers, broadcast television stations, Internet search businesses, licensing and syndication subsidiary and other related businesses."

What a relief.


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Thank goodness we won't have Rachael Ray dragging down our stock price any longer.


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SusanV wrote:
moribund

That was my first guess, too, but I cheated and peeked. Their adjective was "troubled."


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(sorry, I don't know the first thing about the death of the Star-News)


Here.

[The rival DC Post would invariably refer to it as the "financially troubled Washington Star," leading some to ask if FTWS was its nameplate.]


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And then there's this story about the Scripps paper in Memphis "monetizing" content, or in other words, letting advertisers "sponsor" individual stories.

Part of the "new business model" of journalism and the wave of the future, following the Web over the falls.


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J Kaufman wrote:
SusanV wrote:
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(sorry, I don't know the first thing about the death of the Star-News)


Here.

[The rival DC Post would invariably refer to it as the "financially troubled Washington Star," leading some to ask if FTWS was its nameplate.]


Ohhhh, OK. I read it when it was the Star; I'd forgotten about the earlier incarnation. A bunch of Star people wound up at U.S. News. We've still got one left.


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Thriving.


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NEW YORK -- E.W. Scripps Co. plans to split into two parts, becoming the second media company in recent weeks to isolate fast-growing assets from the [-------------------] newspaper sector.


"Gritty."


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