Oh No They Didn't!

Friday, April 25, 2008


Eight of Ohio's top newspapers are sharing content in a cooperative effort called the Ohio News Organization, or OHNO. The arrangement will allow the papers to sidestep the AP. Could this system be a lifeline for struggling news organizations? Is it the end of the scoop as we know it? Cleveland Plain Dealer Editor Susan Goldberg explains the papers' decision to collaborate.

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Dave Porter from Reno Nevada

As an online journalist, our news network has always faced issues with AP and their bullying tactics. I was pleased to read that there's hope for newspapers to get control back into local resources rather than pay AP for rehashed news. Hope NPR does more coverage on that topic! Good luck Ohio!

Mar. 25 2009 09:37 AM

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Apr. 28 2008 09:50 PM

Reminds me of Gannett in New Jersey -- a single state office produces investigations and other real reporting which then gets parceled out across the company's monopoly of local and regional state papers (Courier News, Home Tribune, etc.) like a Filet Mignon to Ethiopians.

But the company's latest initiative should fix that -- they're inviting local residents to set up free blogspot accounts, and their professional editors will publish the best blog postings! At NO charge to the contributors...

It's a sad day when I actually stop and read those AP stories in "my local paper"...

Apr. 27 2008 03:10 PM
Lori Lippitz from Skokie, IL

I listened with interest to your program on the connection between sadism and pornography and the Holocaust. I would view the topic more broadly: that the State of Israel in particular, and the Jewish community in general, suffers from symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of our near-destruction and its resonance within our collective memory. For some, this has resulted in paranoia and militancy; for others, self-rejection and shame; still others have been ennobled to devote themselves to healing of the world. We know that some children of abusive parents become nurturers while others become abusers. We know that rape victims can descend into an abyss of mental illness. The answer is not to condemn Holocaust education, as might be inferred from this interview, but to understand the difference between intellectual and emotional understanding of the Holocaust and making a totem of its horrors. As a person who has devoted her 25 year career to reviving the music of the lost Jewish community of Eastern Europe, I appreciate the difference between celebrating my people's lives rather than the way in which they perished. Many of these unspeakable deaths are still vivid in the memory of my family, who fled while those around them were led to execution. They must continue to tell their true stories in a world in which the Holocaust itself continues to be denied.

Apr. 27 2008 01:28 PM

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