Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AP Threat: 5 NY/NJ Newspapers Share Content

Five big regional daily newspapers in New York and New Jersey, including The New York Daily News, have formed a content-sharing club, the Northeast Consortium, that allows them to borrow stories, photos, and graphics from each other.

Following announcements by several other newspaper publishers reaching new content-sharing agreements, the Northeast Consortium represents another threat to the Associated Press. Some AP members have already given withdrawal notice, citing the high costs associated with content from the news service, as well as membership fees.

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