Tribune Co. Cutting Back Contract With the Associated Press – The Wrap

The Chicago Tribune and six other Tribune Company newspapers plan to drop their contracts with the Associated Press early next month, the wire service said.
The Los Angeles Times, under a separate contract, will maintain its AP membership.
But Tribune's stable of newspapers, which includes the Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., and the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., had been cutting back on their use of the 166-year-old wire service for the last few years. Now, they will officially drop it, effective in early January.
"We're disappointed by this development but recognize this is a time of transition for these seven Tribune newspapers," Paul Colford, AP's director of media relations, said in a statement to Time Out Chicago. "We hope they'll return to AP as their circumstances change."
Two AP spokespeople did not immediately respond to calls from TheWrap requesting comment...

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