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U-T San Diego expects to take its local online television operation national, according to the publications NetNewsCheck and Editor & Publisher. John Lynch, U-T's chief executive, says that in 90 days the U-T plans to begin courting newspapers in America's major markets for inclusion in a 24/7 streaming network based in San Diego, according to the NetNewsCheck and Editor&Publisher. "Our vision is to have a nationwide network of national news that all of the major [metro newspapers] contribute to in terms of content...with local holes where they would be able to drop in their content," Lynch is quoted saying.

In form, it would be a next-level iteration of U-T TV, the 24-hour streaming video site now run out of the paper's newsroom, according to Michael Depp, author of both NetNews and E&P stories. Local and national TV advertising would support the operation.

The article doesn't mention that that U-T TV, the 24-hour streaming video site launched last May, is still considered something of a joke by San Diegans.

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HonestGovernment July 2, 2013 @ 8:42 a.m.

Ha! Didn't mention that it is considered a local joke, but I think Lynchester knows it. Lynch more or less admitted that he considers his outfit a "local hole." Enough said.

Came across this today http://tinyurl.com/n5oqkfv

i don't have the background to understand if it is related. ??


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 8:51 a.m.

HonestGovernment: I don't think the Tribune's purchase of 19 stations is at all related to the U-T TV dream. The Tribune already owns KSWB, a Fox station in San Diego. Best, Don Bauder


aardvark July 2, 2013 @ 3:01 p.m.

Don--didn't the Manchester U-T invite any local TV station that wanted to, to move their operation into the now spacious Manchester U-T headquarters? Dougie and Johnny were desperate to get their hands on a TV station; since they couldn't get one to join them, they started their own. At least they claim they have--I have never watched it.


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 7:38 p.m.

aardvark: I do not remember the U-T asking local TV stations to move their operations into the building. Yes, the U-T sought tenants, obviously, but I have not heard that they tried to woo TV stations. Best, Don Bauder


aardvark July 2, 2013 @ 8:43 p.m.

Don: The story didn't go into much detail, but there was a story in Voice of San Diego on 1/12/12 that mentioned they wanted both radio and TV stations to move into the building. I knew I had read that somewhere!


Don Bauder July 3, 2013 @ 6:05 a.m.

aardvark: I will check it out. When the U-T was initially for sale, KUSI-TV was interested in buying it, but couldn't get a response. Platinum Equity bought it, then doubled its money selling it to Manchester. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 July 2, 2013 @ 12:23 p.m.

Goebbels would be proud of the way Manchester is following in his propaganda footsteps using 21st century technology to spread lies around the world 24/7.

History documents far too many "Rise and Fall" eras. The election of 2012 shall most certainly go down as the "Fall" tipping point for American Democracy when the GOP campaign gave birth to their doctrine of Tyranny by Voter Suppression, banning We The People from our right to vote.

As a preview of propaganda to come from the growing "Manchester TP" empire, never forget his 'HATE OBAMA' ad campaign straight out of the Goebbels Manual of Style, with its first commandment being:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 2:17 p.m.

Anon92107: The Tyranny by Voter Suppression has had great help from the Supreme Court. First, there was the Citizens United abomination, and just recently the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. Best, Don Bauder


Anon92107 July 2, 2013 @ 2:48 p.m.

You are more right than you have ever been Don, these attacks must be taken very seriously because the future of American Democracy depends on We The People to fight for our rights or lose them.

It also appears that the GOP has adopted another commandment from Goering: “Education is dangerous - Every educated person is a future enemy”


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 3:54 p.m.

Anon92107: Goering might have been the first to say it, but many other political leaders throughout world history have lived by that maxim. Best, Don Bauder


aardvark July 2, 2013 @ 12:38 p.m.

What a colossal waste of time and money.


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m.

aardvark: Well at least it's not YOUR money being wasted. Now, if Manchester gets the City to build the Chargers a downtown stadium, or the convention center expansion goes through, then it WILL BE your money he will be pocketing. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m.

aardvark: As I noted on another blog post, Manchester's son is trying to get Austin to put more emphasis on its convention center. Obviously, that will help Manchester's hotel. Sound familiar? Best, Don Bauder


aardvark July 2, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m.

Don--I'm sure it's just a complete coincidence...


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 7:43 p.m.

aardvark: As that earlier post said, Austin is beginning to look more and more like San Diego. When Manchester's Texas wing wanted particular zoning, it donated $750,000 to non-profits. Best, Don Bauder


aardvark July 2, 2013 @ 8:45 p.m.

Don: I have a friend moving to Texas later this summer, and he'll be moving fairly close to Austin. Guess he won't be getting away from San Diego after all.


Don Bauder July 2, 2013 @ 9:25 p.m.

aardvark: Austin is a good city -- the best in Texas, say informed sources. I don't know that mimicking San Diego will help it. Best, Don Bauder


Duhbya July 3, 2013 @ 7:10 a.m.

Love 'em or hate 'em, deluded or nay, they do keep pluggin' away.


Don Bauder July 3, 2013 @ 8 a.m.

Duhbya: Believe it or not, the U-T ran an editorial today (July3) saying that City Attorney Goldsmith had made a mistake in pursuing the chalking case. Of course, the editorial was quite weak and almost apologized to Goldsmith for questioning his efforts. Best, Don Bauder


Duhbya July 3, 2013 @ 9:19 a.m.

Yessir, I saw that one, somewhat tempered by the Filner/Goldsmith hissy-fit piece accompanying it, including the opening of the final paragraph "We think well of Goldsmith...."


Don Bauder July 3, 2013 @ 9:34 a.m.

Duhbya: Goldsmith represents, and prostitutes himself for, the San Diego old guard, which is slowly dying. The old guard is responsible for all the money being hogged downtown for corporate welfare projects while the neighborhoods and infrastructure rot. Filner ran against the old guard's mentality. That's why the U-T tried to smear him. It didn't work -- in fact, the entire election was a slap in the face to the U-T. Things are changing but the mainstream media, particularly the U-T, are not. Best, Don Bauder


Duhbya July 3, 2013 @ 10:02 a.m.

Don, what's your estimate as to a time frame for a discernible re-channeling of those funds into those numerous decaying areas? If monies ever do get reversed, I'm guessing 10 years minimum before any tangible effects materialize.


Don Bauder July 3, 2013 @ 12:45 p.m.

Duhbya: There is a $1 billion infrastructure deficit, plus or minus. Sanders claimed he was balancing the budget when all along he was only slicing necessary maintenance and infrastructure spending. Correcting this will take time. It will also take time to dislodge the downtown overlords, even though technically they are not in power. These things move slowly. Ten years? Possibly. Best, Don Bauder


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