This is not a criticism of AnnArbor.com, just an observation. If there is any major change in the relationship between news competitors it is not better observed than an article on AnnArbor.com this morning, which simply links to a Detroit Free Press sports story.
In the previous model, the sports department would scramble to mine its sources and come up with a story of its own on such a major event. Now it appears the attitude is one of surrender. We got scooped, let's not waste time, we'll just admit we missed a story and run the competition's story.
It's hard for old journalism minds like mine to wrap around this kind of reporting, but I'm willing to believe with the staff shrinkage, probably inevitable.