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Well, not quite...but this is very interesting (thanks FireJoeMorgan.com)...

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/sports/baseball/09curry.html?_r=3&ref=sports&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

By JACK CURRY

Published: October 9, 2007

Alex Rodriguez’s brown eyes were moist and bloodshot, obvious evidence of how he had reacted on a gloomy Monday night. Rodriguez had watched the Yankees lose to the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, ending a potentially memorable season and perhaps ending his career with them, too.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/09/sports/TORRE.php

By Harvey Araton

Published: October 9, 2007

NEW YORK: Alex Rodriguez's brown eyes were moist and bloodshot, obvious evidence of how he had reacted on a gloomy night. He watched the Yankees lose to the Cleveland Indians, 6-4, to end a potentially memorable season and perhaps end his career, too.

They are almost identical, at least through two-thirds of the first article, when the second one ends.

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Well, not quite...but this is very interesting (thanks FireJoeMorgan.com)...

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/sports/baseball/09curry.html?_r=3&ref=sports&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/09/sports/TORRE.php

They are almost identical, at least through two-thirds of the first article, when the second one ends.

One article is from the New York Times. The other article is from the International Herald Tribune which was acquired by the New York Times earlier this year.

It's most likely that the IHT story is a quick re-write of the NYT article due to cost-saving policies. One actual reporter for two papers, etc.... (Assuming that both are not a rehash of a press release to begin with)

The fact that there are different by-lines is (sadly) not as meaningful as it once was. Branding has come to journalism in a big way.

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One article is from the New York Times. The other article is from the International Herald Tribune which was acquired by the New York Times earlier this year.

It's most likely that the IHT story is a quick re-write of the NYT article due to cost-saving policies. One actual reporter for two papers, etc.... (Assuming that both are not a rehash of a press release to begin with)

The fact that there are different by-lines is (sadly) not as meaningful as it once was. Branding has come to journalism in a big way.

Yeah, FJM posted that later. IHT posted the wrong byline.

Still funny and sad, though.

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One article is from the New York Times. The other article is from the International Herald Tribune which was acquired by the New York Times earlier this year.

It's most likely that the IHT story is a quick re-write of the NYT article due to cost-saving policies. One actual reporter for two papers, etc.... (Assuming that both are not a rehash of a press release to begin with)

The fact that there are different by-lines is (sadly) not as meaningful as it once was. Branding has come to journalism in a big way.

Great post. One minor nitpick, though. NYT has owned IHT for a long time. It bought a 50% share of IHT in 1967. It bought the other 50% (from the Washington Post) in 2002.

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