Friday, 4 January 2008

AP Via International Herald Tribune

When one cruises the blogosphere looking at who is blogging, quoting the International Herald Tribune as their source, what's interesting is that more often than not it is an AP article that is being referred to, not one written by an IHT or NYT journalist.

This fact is accentuated by the fact that the needs more material than the news resources of the NYT group can offer, and their wire of choice - for now; NB Reuters deal - is AP.

Which is why one blogger caught my eye quoting a story in the IHT on Number of journalists killed up 244 percent over 5 years, media watchdog says (

This is how the blogger ( ) sourced it:

A More Deadly World For Journalists (AP via International Herald Tribune)

That's it in a nutshell: most people aren't going to for NYT/IHT journalism, but AP journalism. If more bloggers and websites quoted their sources as above - making it clear that the IHT is just an intermediary - what would happen if AP decided to run their own news site with IHT style editing? And take their share of the advertising.

Come Monday, can we expect to see more stories from Reuters via the IHT?

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