As American TV news outlets continue to cut back on overseas bureaus, each are finding creative ways to deliver international news to viewers. Many partner with broadcasters overseas on content and correspondent sharing agreements, while others set up small one-person mini bureaus for an entire region.
NBC News is taking another step: partnering with global news site GlobalPost, which has 13 full-time correspondents and dozens of others spread throughout the world.
“As part of the agreement, NBC News and MSNBC will have access to GlobalPost’s correspondents, as well as digital video and written reports, to use across its digital platforms such as NBCNews.com and msnbc.com, as well as to supplement NBC’s on-air coverage beyond its own international bureaus,” NBC says in a statement. “Reports commissioned by NBC will be exclusive to the network.”
GlobalPost used to have a content agreement with CBS News, which a spokesperson confirms has ended. It will continue to collaborate with PBS “Newshour” and “FRONTLINE” on some stories and special reports.
With networks shifting resources, adding a slew of reporters across the globe is a valuable thing to have. Back in May we reported that all of the U.S. networks have left Iraq, and now we hear Afghanistan may be next, despite the continued violence there, and the presence of U.S. troops.