Sharing newspaper carriers

North Carolina newspapers have shared stories with each other for three or four years. This is beyond using the AP rewrites. Instead, McClatchy set up a service in which one newspaper can pick up a story from another paper and print it.

But while that’s what journalists tend to talk about, newspapers share more than that. Madison Taylor describes how newspapers — in this case Greensboro and Burlington — share delivery.

It’s yet another example of the dying of intracompetition. Intercompetition — with all the other media and attention-grabbers — takes priority.

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