'Chicago Tribune' & Journatic Join Up Again, But The Reigns Are Tighter
The Chicago Tribune has resumed using content from hyperlocal provider Journatic -- but only for such editorial as community listings, not for news coverage. Five months ago, the Tribune stopped using Journatic for its TribLocal suburban newspapers amid charges of plagiarism and other “ethical breaches.” The listings and other “informational items” from Journatic will start appearing in 11 TribLocal editions over the next few weeks, with more editions to follow afterwards, writes reporter Robert Channick. All bylined news stories, he notes, will come from Tribune staff reporters and freelance writers. And even Journatic’s listings will be double-checked by independent copy editors.