To Cover World, CBS Joins With Upstart News Site

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

CBS News plans to announce Monday that it has formed a partnership with GlobalPost, a foreign news Web site, that will provide CBS with reporting from its approximately 70 affiliated correspondents in 50 countries.

As many print and broadcast news outlets are struggling to find ways to cover foreign news, the alliance may suggest a blueprint.


Philip S. Balboni, a founder of GlobalPost, said the organization had been interested in a network news partner since the Web site began publishing in January. Talks turned serious after a successful CBS collaboration involving reporting by a GlobalPost correspondent, Jean MacKenzie, on efforts by the Taliban to skim American aid in Afghanistan.

“Having a broadcast network partner was a high priority for us, and to be associated with CBS News is a great validation of what we are trying to build,” Mr. Balboni said in a phone call. More…