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  •  Similar thing at Gannett: Integrated McPaper (10+ / 0-)

    I worked as a copy editor in the '90s at a paper they recently acquired.

    Their flagship paper is USA Today, then derided as "McPaper" owing to its formula for condensing stories into 5-paragraph news nuggets, with three of those grafs bulleted one-liners. On a good day.

    Anyway, the dozens of Gannet newspapers across the US became McPapered, or as a graphics artist quipped, "Gannet and have a nice day."

    The corporatization of the news business does this. What goes on at the top rolls downhill as surely as shit. If the top is rotten ...

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