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Tribune Co. looking to outsource foreign coverage to Washington Post

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Sam Zell's bankrupt Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times as well as eight other major U.S. dailies, appears to be looking at outsourcing its foreign reporting to the Washington Post.
According to a report on the Wall Street Journal's Web site, talks have been underway for a month, but no deal has been reached. A deal could save the debt-ridden publishing giant millions by allowing it to close dozens of news bureaus in favor of Post content, the Journal reports. There could also be a modified collaboration or none at all if negotiations break down.
According to the Journal, a Tribune spokesman declined comment on a potential deal that would, if it went through, rework the foreign reporting operations of two of the top-10 circulation newspapers in the U.S.
Yet more desperate measures for an industry that knows no other kind.

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