News outlets rework alliance

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MSNBC.com and the Washington Post, which owns Newsweek, have renewed their alliance to share news material and technological and promotional resources.

The original contract was inked in November of 1999.

“This alliance is part of our effort to provide the best journalism along with a true multimedia experience online,” said Christopher M. Schroeder, CEO and publisher of Washingtonpost. Newsweek Interactive, the online publishing arm of the Washington Post Company.

In addition to Washington Post reporters appearing on NBC News and MSNBC Cable, the agreement allows MSNBC.com access to content from the Post and its website. Newsweek and the Post also have continued access to NBC News multimedia content, including broadcast, cable and Internet coverage.

The New York Times and CNN have a similar “priority access” agreement, which was drawn up at the outbreak of war in Iraq. The contract will last until May, but may be extended, according to a New York Times spokesperson.

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