As expected, the Star Tribune has announced it will rescind its August 2008 cancellation notice with the nation’s top wire service. AP requires two-year advance word, and the Strib — then on the verge of bankruptcy — was among the biggest papers threatening not to pay the freight.
Even at the time, this was seen as a negotiating tactic; AP has since lowered some rates. Meanwhile, the reconstituted Strib board of directors now includes an AP board member.
Still working on getting the memo, which apparently also includes news that the paper’s layoffs/reorganization won’t occur until January. Happy holidays!