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Hearst Investigative Project Draws from Seven Newspapers

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Hearst Investigative Project Draws from Seven Newspapers

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A Hearst-wide investigative project that includes participation from seven of the chain's newspapers as well as many of its television stations is set to be published in less than two weeks, according to editors.

The investigative project, the second such chain-wide effort this year at Hearst, is targeting an unidentified health issue and being headed by former San Francisco Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein. The first project was a January series on the Boy Scouts of America clearing vast acres of forest.

"That has been a plus in this process," Bronstein said about the variety of newspapers involved, which range from the Chronicle in the west to the Times Union of Albany, N.Y., in the east. "It is a very valuable project when we continue to use a lot of cooperation around the Hearst chain, and including television."

Times Union Editor Rex Smith said his investigative editor, Robert Port, is involved, along with other staffers, including several who are working on a Web piece of the report. …

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