CBSNews.com and washingtonpost.com announced a content-sharing partnership for coverage of the 2008 Presidential campaigns. The collaboration is limited to their respective Internet sites, but the Washington Post site will get video from CBS News correspondents.
"Our goal is to be the premier political information destination and to bring the best of the web to our readers, including the likes of Bob Schieffer, Jeff Greenfield and others," said Michael Sims, Vice President, Editorial, CBSNews.com. According to Jim Brady, Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com, "The history and strength of both organizations’ political reporting offers the unique opportunity for the Washington Post’s renowned reporters and columnists to collaborate with colleagues from CBS News to further enhance the unparalleled coverage that our audiences expect."
Under the terms of the agreement, CBSNews.com and washingtonpost.com will share political content throughout the duration of the 2008 Presidential campaign. washingtonpost.com will feature video coverage from CBS News correspondents, producers and off-air reporters while news, analysis and commentary from the Washington Post’s political reporters and columnists will appear on CBSNews.com. Each site will promote the partnership by linking to the other’s political coverage. The partnership will provide readers the opportunity to engage with each news organization’s reporters and correspondents, who will jointly participate in live chats and other online activities.