Journalism learns to share

Following the post below on CNN trying to unseat the AP…. McClatchy and the Christian Science Monitor just announced that they’re going to share stories from foreign correspondents. No money changes hands, just stories do. We’re going to see a lot more arrangements like this in a marketplace of original journalism.

  • I don’t know how you see this as anything but a contraction in the number of people doing full-time serious foreign journalism. Is that really such a good thing?

  • It also means that in this period of contraction, they are not duplicating and are giving attention to each others’ correspondents.

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  • David Westphal

    This deal, which I was involved with before leaving McClatchy, doesn’t involve contraction. Both sides kept the same numbers. They’re just offering each other content in places where the other wasn’t present.