Newspapers Vie for Reality Show
Posted: 1/28/2013  |  By: Christine Haughney | The New York Times
Who knew that ink-stained newsmen and newswomen would be so eager to break into show business?

In the 10 days after NBC put out a casting call for small-town newspapers to participate in a reality television show, the network received more than 150 responses from newspapers across the nation. NBC executives say they’ve been inundated with all types of pitches, from newspaper editors talking about how they are struggling to survive to newspaper staffs eager to show off their talents, sometimes well beyond their coverage of school meetings.