Exciting news for our friends at GlobalPost:
CBS News plans to announce Monday that it has formed a partnership with GlobalPost, a foreign news Web site, that will provide CBS with reporting from its approximately 70 affiliated correspondents in 50 countries.
As many print and broadcast news outlets are struggling to find ways to cover foreign news, the alliance may suggest a blueprint.
“Having a broadcast network partner was a high priority for us, and to be associated with CBS News is a great validation of what we are trying to build,” Mr. Balboni said in a phone call. “We hope to become an important source of international news for Americans, and this partnership is a big step in that direction.”
In the early going, at least, GlobalPost reporters will provide information, not work on the air, with CBS using its reporters and anchors to flesh out coverage for broadcast.
CBS News suggested that the alliance with GlobalPost, in which the network will pay a monthly undisclosed fee to the site, represents an expansion of the news divisions’ efforts to cover the rest of the world.
Congratulations to GlobalPost. They do a lot of great work, and being essentially a loose network of freelancers, this deal should enable them to keep producing great content -- and more of it.