Skip to comments.CNN drops AP wire service (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Posted on 06/21/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT by abb
CNN will no longer use Associated Press content as part of the network's news coverage, according a memo obtained by Yahoo! News.
CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton notified staff of the move Monday, writing that "the content we offer will be distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own."
"Beyond the obvious business reasons for this operating shift the content we spend our money to create should be the content we present, and less reliance on outside sources will mean more to invest in our organization there are other important motivations," Walton wrote. "CNN-exclusive content will further differentiate our platforms in the media marketplace. It will provide consumers with the unique news and information experience they expect from CNN. And it will make us more creative, resourceful and collaborative journalists and news professionals."
TVNewser reported a couple weeks ago that CNN was close to dropping the AP, but only now is it officially doing so. The network will expand CNN Wires, first announced in late 2008 and an early indicator of a shift away from the AP. Also, CNN is launching CNN Share, Walton wrote, as a way to "aggregate editorial content and facilitate easy distribution and sharing across platforms."
But CNN won't be completely self-sufficient in terms of newsgathering. It's entering into an agreement with Reuters for supplemental breaking news coverage and will also use in-house Spanish-language wire service EFE.
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CNN makes it up anyways.
same as AP’s fakery.
CNN is saying they will slant the news their way and not be bothered by AP or anyone else for that matter in checking the factual content.
AP will be around long after CNN is in the dustbin of history.
I would like to see both in the dustbin but this is fun watching the rats try to outperform each other of their total allegiance to this administration.
If every local paper dropped Associated Press content their subscriptions might go up.
AP = Ass Press
CNN = Commie News Network
Until every paper does it, don't count on it helping. Most people want some expanded coverage, regardless of local focus.
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so they’re switching from AP to Reuters?
Maybe they want more of an international slant on their left wing news?
Now the news will be straight from the likes of Spitzer and that ilk.
What? Wasn’t AP far enough to the left for them?
probably nobody will notice.
“What the new Union-Tribune looks like”
a desperate dying rag?
"Will anyone notice?"
I wouldn't have known if it wasn't posted here. ;-)
I get my national and international news from The Wall Street Journal.
Neither paper is perfect, but they at least use their own reporters and make an attempt to be balanced on most things.
ABB Twitter folks are goofing on this ROFL
OH MAN hey people could drop CNN they wouldn’t notice LOL!
“...the content we spend our money to create...”
Too few people support the ones who do it right...too often it’s just illiteracy that determines what happens.
I'm not too sure about that, md. Here in Cincinnati, the Enquirer must be 95% AP news feeds, with maybe one or two local compositions in the first two section.
Heck, even the Sports section has largely been outsourced, with the statistics page now compiled by USA Today and cut and pasted into the Enquirer Sports section.
So, as we say here, "Enquiring minds don't want to know."
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