Regional wire service formed by McClatchy, Scripps p. 10

By: Editorial Staff A NEW REGIONAL wire service has been formed by McClatchy Newspapers and Scripps Howard to provide news coverage and commentary of the American West.
The joint operation called the Scripps-McClatchy Western Service will cover the area from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast, including 13 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, New Mexico, Washington, Wyoming and Utah.
The service, which will be offered by United Media starting Nov. 1, will replace the current McClatchy News Service.
"Our partnership with Scripps Howard in this new Western regional wire is the culmination of a longtime desire to provide solid and extensive coverage of the entire West to our subscribers," said Gregory Favre, vice president/news of McClatchy Newspapers.
"We believe it will be a terrific addition to the information landscape."
Dan Thomasson, Scripps Howard's vice president for news and editor of the Scripps Howard News Service, commented that the new service "will give Western newspapers a new dimension for serving their readers."
Regional stories from McClatchy newspapers will be sent to Scripps Howard News Service's Washington bureau as part of the service.
Other content will come from Scripps Howard's Western papers including the Rocky Mountain News, Albuquerque Tribune and the Monterey County Herald in California.
In addition to its flagship Sacramento Bee, McClatchy newspapers include the Fresno Bee and Modesto Bee in California; the Tacoma News Tribune and Tri-City Herald in Washington; Anchorage Daily News and the recently acquired Raleigh News & Observer.
The Salt Lake Tribune and other newspapers will contribute to the service, it was noted.


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