Less than three months after launching its content-sharing network, Politico has signed up more than 100 clients, including 67 newspapers.This word comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement that McClatchy had agreed to a content-sharing plan with Christian Science Monitor.
Among those are all 27 Advance Publication daily papers, including The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. Most will utilize the content on their Web sites.
"The more people who hear about it, the more they come to us," said Jim Vandehei, Politico's executive editor. "We have government news, analysis, and they get the content they like and share the revenue."
Other newspapers that have signed up include: The Arizona Republic, The Des Moines Register, The Indianapolis Star, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. McClatchy has signed on to use the content for its Washington bureau Web site.
It looks to me like McClatchy is preparing for staff reduction at the DC bureau, and possibly some foreign bureaus.
- McClatchy and Christian Science Monitor to share foreign reporting for 3-month trial
- McClatchy's untouchables -- no layoffs at the DC bureau