NBC News has an agreement with GlobalPost to integrate its international coverage into its digital platforms, including NBCNews.com and msnbc.com. That includes GlobalPost’s digital video.
The arrangement also includes using GlobalPost correspondents and reach for on-air coverage outside the U.S. That likely dovetails with news organizations decreasing budgets for international bureaus.
GlobalPost has 13 correspondents around the world and a network of freelancers. Stories on the site Monday included plans for the Moscow metro to use cell phone trackers to monitor suspicious activity and a famed Ukranian boxer’s entry into politics in the country.
"When it comes to international reporting, having reporters who are native to the area, who understand the local culture, politics and people is essential," stated David Verdi, a senior vice president in newsgathering at NBC News.
In 2009, CBS News linked with GlobalPost to bolster international coverage. CBS reportedly was to pay GlobalPost a monthly fee. PBS and GlobalPost announced a partnership in 2009, as well.
The site is headed by Philip Balboni, who also founded the New England Cable News Network. His co-founder is editor-at-large Charles Sennott, a former international correspondent for the Boston Globe.