jmccormac - 10:57 pm on Aug 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
@MediaGuy Perhaps that's what they teach in Media Studies but most newspapers depend on agency reporting as fillers. Articles being lifted by other journalists is quite a tradition and if you look at the Sunday newspapers today and some of the newspapers tomorrow, you will see some of the articles from the Sundays recycled. Real journalism is highly incestuous in terms of the way that stories will be recycled or lifted. Stories will often be reprinted with minimal changes - not unlike the "spinning" that happens with some websites. Unique content, just as with websites, is expensive and can take time to create. It can be a lot easier to use agency articles as fillers especially for foreign news.