Monday, July 16, 2007

More awards the Enquirer didn't win

A newspaper prints 52 Sunday papers a year. Wouldn't the Enquirer have something that's prizeworthy? A headline maybe? The answer would be no. The American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, announced winner of their 2007 awards for excellence in feature writing contest, and the Enquirer didn't win any.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Newsache, what's the chatter that you hear about the effects of the Post's death on the Enquirer? See the Business Courier's story on it below.

Local Post newspapers to fold at end of year

July 17, 2007
Business Courier

Faced with the demise of its 30-year joint operating agreement, the Cincinnati Post and Kentucky Post will cease publication on Dec. 31.

E.W. Scripps Co., owner of the two newspapers, said it was not economically feasible to continue to publish the papers after Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI) announced in 2004 that it would not renew the agreement.

"The investment that would be needed to continue publishing a daily newspaper that could successfully compete in a marketplace with so many media alternatives would be prohibitive," said Rich Boehne, chief operating officer for Cincinnati-based Scripps.

The shutdown of the two papers will affect 52 newsroom employees, who will be offered severance packages, Scripps said in a news release.

Scripps will continue to have a presence on Cincinnati's news scene with its WCPO-TV and Web site, the company said.

The joint operating agreement with Gannett, owner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, was formed in September 1977, to save the faltering Post which, along with many afternoon newspapers, was suffering from declining circulation. The agreement combined business operations, including advertising, subscriptions, production and distribution, while keeping the two newsrooms independent.

By 2007, the Cincinnati and Kentucky Post's afternoon editions were reaching only about 4 percent of local households, according to Scripps.

The Cincinnati Post was founded in 1881 as the Penny Paper. It was bought by James Scripps the same year and in 1883 the name was changed to the Penny Post after E.W. Scripps took over its operation. The name was changed to the Cincinnati Post in 1890, and the Kentucky Post was launched that same year as well.

E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP), operates cable networks, newspapers, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce and interactive media services.

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