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CNN drops AP wire service (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Yahoo News ^ | June 21, 2010 | Michael Calderone

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assininepress; associatedpress; cnn; dbm; liberalmedia; television
Will anyone notice?
1 posted on 06/21/2010 1:39:19 PM PDT by abb
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2 posted on 06/21/2010 1:42:44 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

CNN makes it up anyways.

fictional stories.
photoshopped images.

same as AP’s fakery.


3 posted on 06/21/2010 1:43:08 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: abb

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.


4 posted on 06/21/2010 1:44:13 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Dollar-A-Day Freeper (on fixed income). Join the club please.)
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To: abb

If every local paper dropped Associated Press content their subscriptions might go up.


5 posted on 06/21/2010 1:47:06 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free (http://teapartypatriots.org)
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To: mdittmar

AP = Ass Press

CNN = Commie News Network


6 posted on 06/21/2010 1:50:12 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: mdittmar
If every local paper dropped Associated Press content their subscriptions might go up.

Until every paper does it, don't count on it helping. Most people want some expanded coverage, regardless of local focus.

7 posted on 06/21/2010 1:52:15 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: abb

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gs0KefYl_ihOnJt8tqXTO2EqSMWAD9GFRTR01
Associated Press says CNN ending use of AP content

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/environment/muck/article_6c6ad78c-7b31-11df-8b26-001cc4c002e0.html
What the New Union-Tribune Looks Like

http://birmingham.bizjournals.com/birmingham/stories/2010/06/21/story2.html?b=1277092800^3528411
State’s major newspapers take 2010 circulation hit

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i—VTd4twDDwIs6fFZPTcO6Gkn1AD9GF5RJ01
FCC asks: Do media ownership limits make sense?


8 posted on 06/21/2010 1:53:29 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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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?


9 posted on 06/21/2010 1:55:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: abb
You don't need real pictures if you've got photoshop...just make'm up as you need them. CNN is tired of paying AP's fees...then why should they, they can make up the stories as they go, just like AP.

Nobody's watching them anyway.
10 posted on 06/21/2010 1:56:37 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: abb

Now the news will be straight from the likes of Spitzer and that ilk.


11 posted on 06/21/2010 1:57:56 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: abb

What? Wasn’t AP far enough to the left for them?


12 posted on 06/21/2010 1:58:11 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: abb

probably nobody will notice.


13 posted on 06/21/2010 2:01:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: abb

“What the new Union-Tribune looks like”

a desperate dying rag?


14 posted on 06/21/2010 2:02:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: abb
"CNN will no longer use Associated Press content as part of the network's news coverage."

"Will anyone notice?"

I wouldn't have known if it wasn't posted here. ;-)

15 posted on 06/21/2010 2:05:01 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: Gondring
I get my local and state news from the Tribune-Review (suburban Pittsburgh), which actually used their own reporters rather than DNC talking points.

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.

16 posted on 06/21/2010 2:11:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: abb

ABB Twitter folks are goofing on this ROFL

OH MAN hey people could drop CNN they wouldn’t notice LOL!


17 posted on 06/21/2010 2:16:15 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: abb

“...the content we spend our money to create...”

Key phrase.


18 posted on 06/21/2010 2:29:38 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: Vigilanteman

Good!
Too few people support the ones who do it right...too often it’s just illiteracy that determines what happens.


19 posted on 06/21/2010 2:29:39 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: mdittmar
If every local paper dropped Associated Press content their subscriptions might go up.

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."

20 posted on 06/21/2010 2:43:01 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: abb

In other words, “We were about to have a massive layoff until someone showed us that canceling our AP contract and keeping people and making them do their own damned jobs was cheaper.”


21 posted on 06/21/2010 2:44:51 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: abb
Will anyone notice?

I doubt very many will.

22 posted on 06/21/2010 2:48:02 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: abb
"the content we offer will be distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own."

Bon chance, mon petit!

23 posted on 06/21/2010 3:34:25 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ev Reeman

AP = Always Propaganda


24 posted on 06/21/2010 4:07:00 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: abb

One lameass liberal outlet drops another lameass liberal outlet.

Color me happy.


25 posted on 06/21/2010 4:24:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: abb

They haven’t paid their dues and got cut off I’ll bet.

A shot off other late payers bow


26 posted on 06/21/2010 4:46:48 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 Republicans punish truth while the 'Rats reward liars)
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To: abb

AP is not worth it.

Every liberal press organization subscribes to the same propaganda and and repeats it like an echo of disinformation and nonsense.

CNN should create it’s own unique leftist lies.


27 posted on 06/21/2010 5:42:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: abb

Hahaha! Screw the AP. As long as they employ Democratic operatives like Jennifer Loven they have no credibility. Wither and die you a-holes. I still pray those lib editors will demand reporters who don’t have Obama bumper stickers on their prius’


28 posted on 06/21/2010 7:50:09 PM PDT by MovementConservative (Go Mariners! (Oh well, there's always 2011).)
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To: abb; All
Will anyone notice?

I notice a great thread on Associated Propagandists and Collectivist News Network.

Thanks for starting it, abb!

29 posted on 06/21/2010 8:08:06 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Vigilanteman
I get my local and state news from the Tribune-Review (suburban Pittsburgh), which actually used their own reporters rather than DNC talking points.
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.
I think that using your own reporters is crucial. The news wires homogenize the newspapers which use them; it is no good comparing editorial pages of papers and thinking that a conservative editorial page maps to conservative news. Because conservative news is an oxymoron. The only good news ("Gospel" being Greek for "good news") is almost 2000 years old . . .

30 posted on 06/22/2010 3:28:01 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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