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Today the Reader was sold to Wrapports, LLC, which also owns the Sun-Times. Dull the ecstasy/pain/ambivalence with some of the day’s other media-related news:
Poynter reports that Denver’s remaining daily newspaper, the Denver Post, is eliminating it’s [SIC] copy desk! Each desk will serve as “self-contained publishing units,” where reporters write the Web headlines, and editors copyedit as part of the regular review process. The Contra Costa Times, a Bay Area daily, is also changing its system, says Poynter—it’s not eliminating the copy desk but is “reducing the amount of copy editing for routine stories and moving deadlines up so stories are published earlier in the day.” The papers hope to maximize traffic by posting more stories, and also to save some money.