Saturday, December 10th, 2016

A candid look at the newspaper biz

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Caffeinated Politics got an inside look at the changes to Madison’s other liberal newspaper, The Wisconsin State Journal, from editor Ellen Foley.

Modern newspapers gave up being the breaking news franchise in about 2001. 9/11 was a defining moment for me. By the time we give our readers our latest available stories at 1 a.m. on most days, the other media on cable, televison, radio and the Internet will have had those stories for hours. So our strategy is to break news in our paper in a second-day way and to post bulletins on our website for the true breaking news.

I won’t make the joke about how she’s come a long way from singing with Meatloaf. I’m sure she’s heard it.

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