Niemanlab :: We’ve reached the point in journalism where we barely bat an eye when two news organizations say they’re joining forces. But there’s something about politics in particular that seems to bring out the hugging and sharing in news organizations. A presidential election brings out the heavy news artillery, and that means a flurry of scooplets coming from all directions — from the networks, from newspapers national and local, from blogs, from campaigns, and everywhere else. All that firepower pointed in the same direction makes the urge to team up more tempting than ever.
Justin Ellis tries to find an answer, "why media outlets team up in an election year."
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