"We will add more local news and, in partnership with USA Today, we will add more national, sports and lifestyle news."
-- Publisher Michael Kane, in a note this afternoon to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle readers, announcing the New York paper will join The Indianapolis Star and other sites in testing the addition of a separate daily news section from USAT. (Emphasis added.)
"That section will be produced through a first-of-its-kind partnership with USA Today."
-- The Star, in its own story this morning about the addition of the section starting Oct. 6.
Indeed, in a memo to USAT employees this afternoon, Publisher Larry Kramer uses the word partner no less than five times to describe the new arrangement.
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