For newspaper people, it's always interesting -- and maybe a little nerve-racking -- to be on the other side of the notebook.
That was the case earlier this month when a New York Times reporter and photographer spent the day at The Buffalo News, researching a story about Warren Buffett's ownership of the paper. Now that the News chairman is buying up dozens of other newspapers around the country, his ownership here makes a good case study. Buffett bought The News in 1977.
Here's the New York Times story on The News, scheduled to appear in today's Times business section. It accurately makes the points that Buffett is hands-off regarding editorial policy and that the paper has remained profitable and kept its high market penetration in the region. It also mentions our investigative's team's award-winning prescription drug series.