Journalism has outgrown much of the organizational apparatus that bedrocked the news industry for so long – like wire services

22 February 2019 // AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Source // No Comments

“We sent out news alert 27 minutes faster than Reuters, who the fuck cares?” says [Jason Straziuso, a former AP bureau chief]. “I used to read 100 AP stories a day, and when you are in the news service, you live in this illusion that the world revolves around you and your story, and how fast you should get it out. I don’t think AP’s network, in terms of information relay, is globally necessary anymore. People in Kansas City, if they want national news, can get it online from The New York Times or The Washington Post, or The Daily Kenyan. That’s not to diminish the value of the AP reporters and ecosystem. I just don’t think it’s needed in the way it was once.”

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