Reuters Teams Up With, The Wrap, Others For New Reuters America Service

Thomson Reuters is debuting “Reuters America,” a news service built on relationships with a number of news sources, the first of which happens to the Tribune Co, with which Reuters America has signed a multi-year deal. (The Chicago Tribune‘s senior vice president and editor claims the move is not “anti-AP,” and that the company will remain an AP member while simultaneously using Reuters’ new service to bolster its coverage.)

Through this service, Reuters will provide not only text stories, but also photos and video content produced — some of which will be commissioned — by Reuters’ own journalists and as well as by outside journalists for use by newspapers, websites and TV stations. In addition, Reuters America will offer sports and entertainment coverage from six partnering sources, including The Wrap, SportsDirect, the Sports Xchange, US Presswire, SB Nation and

The move helps Reuters position itself as stronger competition for the likes of the Associated Press (which recently cut costs of its own by placing its famed paid internship program on a one-year hiatus), and also aids newspapers and other news sources that have found themselves struggling with having to lay off editors and writers.