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Tribune Closes DC TV Bureau

From: TVNEWSDAY Tribune Co. told the nine broadcasting members of its Washington bureau today that their positions are being eliminated, effective in March. The staffers were told of the decision today. Tribune spokesman Gary Weitman said that Tribune has news sharing agreements with CNN that it will use to service its stations. He added that the bureau’s newspaper reporters may be called on to contribute, if necessary, and said that…

WUSA Moves to One-Person Crews

From: Washington Post By Paul Farhi Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, December 12, 2008; Page C01 The march of technology and the shrinking economy are beginning to take a toll on the traditional means of television news-gathering: the TV news crew. Under a new agreement reached this week with its labor unions, WUSA, Channel 9, will become the first station in Washington to replace its crews with one-person “multimedia journalists”…