Report Around the Clock: How Some News Orgs Use Time Zones to their Advantage to Operate 24/7

By: Joseph Lichterman | Nieman Journalism Lab

It was well past midnight the morning of June 14 on the East Coast of the United States when Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez slammed home the Stanley Cup-winning goal deep into the second overtime.

In hockey-mad Finland, the deciding game was played in the dead of night, with the final goal coming after 7 a.m. local time. But the first game story many Finnish fans read that morning wasn’t written in Los Angeles, or even Helsinki — but rather Sydney, Australia where it was already past 2 p.m. Sunday when the Kings’ celebration began.

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