Content sharing agreements between TV stations and newspapers usually ask each partner to contribute what they’re known for, TV stations shoot video and newspapers write more investigative stories. But the content sharing agreement between WBZ and The Boston Globe stands that model on its head. The Boston Globe will also produce video for the CBS owned station.
The collaboration between the Globe and WBZ-TV will incorporate the Globe’s Emmy Award-winning videos with WBZ-TV’s legacy of award-winning reporting and photo journalism, additional interviews and analysis by Globe reporters on the scene and in the newsroom, and early access to Globe polls. WBZ-TV will also preview breaking news and other exclusive stories that will appear in the next day’s Globe, including projects by the Globe’s Spotlight investigative team.
Mark Lund, WBZ president and general manager said in a statement, “This collaboration will further allow The Boston Globe and WBZ-TV News to deliver the most comprehensive news and information across platforms to better serve consumers when, where, and how they want content.”
“We’re excited to join forces with WBZ-TV, and to tap the power of our combined resources and knowledge,” Caleb Solomon, the Globe’s managing editor, said. “The relationship with WBZ-TV is one more way for the Globe to extend its reach in Greater Boston, with a news organization that values quality journalism.”
This year, the Globe and WBZ each won 7 New England region Emmy Awards with the Globe taking home statues for outstanding documentary and outstanding arts/entertainment coverage, and outstanding feature coverage.