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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 weren’t included in the . . .

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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 Pirates.

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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:

Bucs' Freese Reports Unhappy

Those media . . .

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February 17, 2018

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