Tuesday, December 2, 2008

McClatchy signs deal with Politico for political news

The latest word on wheeling and dealing at McClatchy comes from Editor and Publisher:
Less than three months after launching its content-sharing network, Politico has signed up more than 100 clients, including 67 newspapers.

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.
This word comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement that McClatchy had agreed to a content-sharing plan with Christian Science Monitor.
It looks to me like McClatchy is preparing for staff reduction at the DC bureau, and possibly some foreign bureaus.


Anonymous said...

That must mean the Washington Bureau/McClatchy DC now floats to the top of the list when considering what to cut in the next round.

Kevin Gregory said...

Anonymous 12:28 -- Your on to something