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Bob Nutting, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Ogden Newspapers

Taking "baseball on the cheap" to a new level

Baseball on the cheap (a continuing story)

Robert Nutting owns the Ogden Newspaper chain and he's the principle owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates. Editorials found in his papers regularly brag about his company's commitment to journalism. In his media interviews about his baseball team, Nutting repeatedly asserts his . . .

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June 27, 2018

Ogden: Newspapers and baseball on the cheap

Two recent stories that didn’t make the local “newspapers”

Ogden buys Ogden (UT) newspaper and then lays off 29 employees

From the Associated Press on Saturday:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Standard-Examiner newspaper has let go of 29 employees as it undergoes a transfer to new ownership.

The northern Utah newspaper reports that the employees were told Thursday their positions . . .

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May 15, 2018

Politicizing baseball: Pittsburgh Pirate mascot shows up at a Republican rally

Bob Nutting's baseball organization becomes a team player in supporting Ogden newspapers' backing of the Republican Party and its rightwing candidates

On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh baseball club's mascot, the Pirate Parrot, and its president, Frank Coonelly, appeared at a Republican function that also included Kellyanne Conway and the Republican candidate for the hotly-contested special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, Rick Saccone. From KDKA Pittsburgh:

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March 10, 2018

Another look at Ogden's business plan for baseball and newspapers

Baseball and newspapers on the cheap 2

Two months ago, I wrote a post about how Bob Nutting essentially runs the Ogden newspaper chain and the Pittsburgh Pirates the same way: do it as cheaply as possible and don’t worry about the quality of the product -- the profits will be there.

Here’s an update on how that business plan is working for the Nutting-owned Pittsburgh . . .

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March 06, 2018

Not just the front page

This morning's Intelligencer edits and slants an AP sports story

According to the Associated Press:

David Freese thinks Pirates are not trying hard enough to win

That's the headline that most news sources placed atop the AP story about Pittsburgh Pirate third baseman David Freese. This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer headline isn't as specific:

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February 17, 2018

Weirton Medical Center suspends Ogden advertising to protest McCutcheon trade

From Adam Bittner in yesterday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Weirton Medical Center, based in West Virginia, announced Thursday that it is pulling advertising from three publications owned by Ogden Newspapers over “the failure of the Pirates to craft a deal to keep Andrew McCutchen a Pirate.” Nutting is Ogden’s CEO.

“We are . . .

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February 03, 2018

On the cheap: the Nutting’s business plans for newspapers and baseball teams

News on the Cheap: The Ogden Newspapers’ Business Plan

  1. Minimize costs by cutting workers, overworking those who are left, and underpaying them.
  2. Utilize economies of scale by printing previously-used local editorials throughout the chain.
  3. Periodically publish columns and editorials reminding readers what a great job . . .

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January 17, 2018

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