New York, NY (January 22, 2013) – Digital First Media
, which operates MediaNews Group, Journal Register Company and Digital First Ventures, announced today a content partnership with the world news site GlobalPost
The partnership will provide Digital First Media access to all
content produced by GlobalPost’s growing network of more than 50
journalists across the globe.
“In a short time, GlobalPost has built one of the industry’s leading
sources of international news. GlobalPost’s vast network of in-country
journalists provide perspective that makes the world’s news local and
they provide the context so readers understand the impact on all areas
of our lives,” said Jim Brady, Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media.
Since it was founded in 2009, GlobalPost’s reporting has spanned more
than 50 countries each month and has been recognized with multiple
prestigious media awards including a Peabody Award, two Edward R. Murrow
Awards, and the Overseas Press Club Award for Breaking News in 2011 for
its reporting on the fall of Gaddafi. GlobalPost’s “On Location” video reports – a collection of 75 video reports from 34 nations – earned both the Peabody and the Murrow awards.
“It is an honor for us and a milestone for our syndication efforts to
partner with Digital First,” said GlobalPost’ President and CEO, Philip
S. Balboni. “We are excited about the opportunity to have our
reporting available to their 60 million news consumers each month
through a vast array of daily newspapers and multiplatform products.
This is a great opportunity to extend the reach of the important content
that our journalists in every corner of the globe create every day.”
The agreement with GlobalPost is part of Digital First Media’s
strategic initiative to provide its audience with the highest-quality
and most diverse story selection across all platforms.