Online printing Why publishers spend a lot of their time buying or commissioning copy; newspaper publishers, by contrast, usually hire their own staff to produce copy. Online printing

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I agree with the preceding post.  In much newspaper writing, it almost doesn't matter who does the writing, as long as the facts are correct. We generally don't read news articles for their style, wit, eloquence, or creativity. In fact, we generally don't pay much attention to even noticing who...

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I agree with the preceding post.  In much newspaper writing, it almost doesn't matter who does the writing, as long as the facts are correct. We generally don't read news articles for their style, wit, eloquence, or creativity. In fact, we generally don't pay much attention to even noticing who wrote them. This is far less true with writing for magazines and books.

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They are very different businesses.  A newspaper has a much faster turnaround.  They need to have someone on staff at all times to write on breaking news.  Books, on the other hand, take much longer to write and to publish.

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