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Old 09-14-2005, 06:49 PM   #1
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Media Consolidation

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NEW YORK When The New York Times on July 16 broke the story of a 2003 State Department memo that had become a key element in the Valerie Plame leak investigation, the paper scored a major exclusive. But when The Washington Post hit newsstands that very same Saturday, it had its own version of the same story. It even credited the Times for the same-day scoop.

Welcome to life under the Washington Post-New York Times swap. As part of a secret arrangement formed more than 10 years ago, the Post and Times send each other copies of their next day's front pages every night. The formal sharing began as a courtesy between Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. and former Times Executive Editor Joseph Lelyveld in the early 1990s and has continued ever since.
Consistency in message?
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:38 PM   #2
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Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.



Consistency in message?
Or more important: does everyone with the last name Downie/Downey have the "Jr." suffix? Robert, Morton, and now Leonard. Are any of them NASCAR drivers?

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