CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton notified staff of the move Monday, writing that “the content we offer will be distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own.”
I find it fascinating that in an era of shuttered bureau offices and laid-off journalists … that a major media company would chose to abandon AP which, at least in name, is a cooperatively-owned business.
Also, CNN is launching CNN Share, Walton wrote, as a way to “aggregate editorial content and facilitate easy distribution and sharing across platforms.”
Maybe the era of jointly-owned reporting assets is past. It seems to me as though shared reporting makes more sense in today’s fractured news environment, not less sense.