Largest U.S. newspaper publisher buys thousands of iPad 2s, iPhone 4S

Gannett on the iPhone 4S

The largest newspaper publisher in the United States has ordered "thousands" of iPad 2s and iPhone 4S, according to an internal memo from Gannett newspaper division president Bob Dickey.

The independent Gannett Blog posted the memo Wednesday evening (from an iPhone no less). Writes Dickey:

In every local market, we have the most and the best journalists. These new tools will help our journalists meet the demands of the new news cycle, one that requires agility in real-time reporting, social media and greater emphasis on video storytelling, further increasing our competitive advantage.

Dickey also waxed poetic about the potential the iPhones and iPads have for journalists, saying the new devices will "enable them to do new things we can't even imagine yet." A note to Mr. Dickey: Give TiPb -- heck, any of the Mobile Nations sites -- a read. We'll show ya real quick what can (and has) been done for years.

The phones and tablets will reach newsrooms in January.

Source: Gannett Blog

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Largest U.S. newspaper publisher buys thousands of iPad 2s, iPhone 4S


Do you actually know of any business that has switched to android??? My company all went from their 2 year old blackberry phones to iPhones and iPads as well. I've never heard of a company giving out android phones........well except maybe google

This is the same Gannett that has slashed nearly 20,000 employees from its ranks in the last four years. Money for gadgets, but not for the things that actually make a news organization and its papers strong - people.

They charge a fortune for the local paper and it's...excuse the pun...paper thin. The advertising on Sunday is actually bigger than the Sunday newspaper itself.
The company couldn't care less about all the small newspapers they bought, except to use their facilities to push USA Today.

OMG, Fastlane aka: the mr. know-it-all of tipb, would never approve of such a right leaning comment. Oh well, who cares. Tell us more.

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