Scratching backs

So what do you think, Chicago Newspaper readers?  Would you like Sun-Times and Trib exchanging front pages on the day before publication, as NY Times and Wash Post have been doing (secretly) for 10 years?  Editor & Publisher has the story.  Something in the back of my 73–year-old mind with 63 years-plus newspaper-reading experience tells me that you would not, but rather that it’s scandalous that it happened.  What think you?

Later: Reader Bill asks whatever happened to the scoop concept?  To which I noted that the Editor & P story discussed it amazingly as reflecting long-time “rivalry” between NYT and Wash Post, but it’s a price-fixing story in my book.

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