By: Press Release | Digital First
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.