But shouldn't it spend the money shaping up its bumbling local online operation?
U-T San Diego expects to take its local online television operation national, according to the publications NetNewsCheck and Editor & Publisher. John Lynch, U-T's chief executive, says that in 90 days the U-T plans to begin courting newspapers in America's major markets for inclusion in a 24/7 streaming network based in San Diego, according to the NetNewsCheck and Editor&Publisher. "Our vision is to have a nationwide network of national news that all of the major [metro newspapers] contribute to in terms of content...with local holes where they would be able to drop in their content," Lynch is quoted saying.
In form, it would be a next-level iteration of U-T TV, the 24-hour streaming video site now run out of the paper's newsroom, according to Michael Depp, author of both NetNews and E&P stories. Local and national TV advertising would support the operation.
The article doesn't mention that that U-T TV, the 24-hour streaming video site launched last May, is still considered something of a joke by San Diegans.