glad to see comments enabled for this one.
In a sign of newspaper industry consolidation, rival publishing groups Associated and the Guardian Media Group are to join forces, sharing a common editorial production facility. Using the latest technology, a single team will produce stories for both groups flagship titles, the Daily Mail and the Guardian, in a process that …
can I say I'm outraged but in a conciliatory, lets "hug this out" kind of way?
In other news the Liver Building in Liverpool is being sold to the Americans. To quote the Liverpool Echo: "A series of emails and phone call transcripts leaked to the ECHO show how the pact between Liver Trust chief executive Joe King and New York business guru Anthony Prank was forged."
Strange Days Indeed, most peculiar.
Back in February it was announced that the GMG had sold the MEN (Manchester Evening News) and other regional titles to Trinity Mirror - and as a result the local Manchester TV station 'Channel M' has effectively closed down. ( "The Guardian Media Group has announced it has sold its prestigious Manchester Evening News title to Trinity Mirror, ending a joint history of more than a century.")
So, not impossible to imagine?
When I get my iPad, I'm so subscribing to both papers!
Most of the stuff 'news'papers publish is just copy-pasta'd from the news wires anyway. Simon Heffer got quite sniffy at the Telegraph's staff for even letting the agency typos through, let alone failing to adjust for the paper's house style. Shame he hasn't updated his style notes for a while. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/about-us/style-book/simon-heffers-style-notes/
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