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Tribune Combines Print, Broadcast Operations in Hartford

Mar 30, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Tribune-owned print and broadcast outlets in Hartford, Conn., will be combined in a single production space, the media giant announced today.
Fox affiliate WTIC-TV and The CW affiliate WTXX-TV will begin broadcasting from a new high-definition studio located in the Hartford Courant’s newsroom, Tribune said. Construction of the studio is expected to begin this summer.
The three outlets will be overseen by WTIC/WTTX Senior VP-General Manager Richard Graziano, who also becomes the publisher of the Courant, effective immediately.
“This is the future of media,” Tribune’s Chief Operating Officer Randy Michaels said in a statement. “Whether in print, over the air, or online, the delivery mechanism isn’t as important as the unique, rich nature of the content provided. Bringing these media properties together will enable us to bring more resources to our news coverage, improving and expanding what we can offer readers, viewers and advertisers in the area.”
Tribune also announced expanded coverage on WTIC, with two additional half-hour news broadcasts at noon and 6 p.m.

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