Tribune exec: I didn't come up with anchor-free newscast to save money

Variety.com
Tribune innovation chief Lee Abrams (left) says he's "trying to get away from Barbie and Ken sitting behind a desk chit-chatting with each other with their nice teeth." The format, in addition to getting rid of the anchor desk, doesn't use traditional reports from on-air correspondents, reports Cynthia Littleton.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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