The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette are officially sharing content, according to Editor & Publisher.
Inquirer Editor William Marimow and Post-Gazette Editor David Shribman confirmed that they have been swapping daily budgets since Jan. 29, the latest example of the ever-growing trend of newspapers with no common ownership or JOA trading news.
“We exchange budgets and except for the most highly-competitive stories, we will be sharing,” said Marimow. “You will see more Pittsburgh Post-Gazette bylines and photos in the Inquirer.” [Source]
What does that mean for the paper’s Harrisburg statehouse bureas, where the Inquirer has three staffers who also upkeep a blog and the Post-Gazette has two, investigative and daily-focused reporters.
Seems like another sadly, but likely spot for collusion and staff reductions.
Image from Barack Obama.com.