By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Any hope that the full-blown love affair the old-guard media has for President Obama might cool off a bit for their coverage of the 2012 presidential election vanished long about lunchtime Tuesday.
MediaNews Group is combining most of its daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area to save money on their print editions so that the company can invest in ways to bring in more revenue from the Internet and mobile devices.
Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton and David Thompson, publisher of The Oklahoman, are joining the board of directors of The Associated Press.
"We thought the 2008 White House race was rough and tumble," he said. "The 2012 race makes it look like bumper cars by comparison as our country has become even more polarized."
AP Chairman Dean Singleton said Thursday that the two are joining for three-year terms as four directors retire.