PBS's 'NewsHour' to use reporting from GlobalPost

November 30, 2009

(AP) -- PBS's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" plans to beef up its international coverage with help from the startup news outfit GlobalPost.

The deal gives "NewsHour" access to reporting from about 70 GlobalPost correspondents around the world and gives GlobalPost another high-profile partnership with a mainstream .

The Boston-based group announced a similar arrangement with CBS News in September and provides reporting for newspapers including the Daily News of New York and The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. It also runs stories on its free, ad-supported Web site.

GlobalPost's quick ascent - it started operating just this year - highlights how big media companies are struggling to maintain international coverage as resources dwindle.

"'The NewsHour' is committed to in-depth coverage of international , yet we cannot to do it all ourselves," Linda Winslow, the show's executive producer, said in a statement. "By tapping into GlobalPost's innovative reporting network, we can serve our audience well and extend our limited resources."

Though no money is being exchanged in the deal, the show said it will coordinate with GlobalPost on story selection and production for both broadcast and online stories and may occasionally collaborate on long-term projects.

"The NewsHour" will soon be renamed "PBS NewsHour" as it moves to a dual-anchor format.

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