On Monday morning, Yahoo! News and ABC News announced a pretty big content sharing deal in the HuffPost/AOL tradition of syncing up a huge portal that's losing relevance to an established news brand looking to nab more online eyeballs. As The New York Times' Brian Stelter reported, the deal is not a merger but a way "to share stories and feature Web video series" across multiple online platforms. Both operations will still be editorially independent:
Another ABC News executive, speaking on condition of anonymity before the announcement was made, said each Web site would maintain editorial independence, but that there will be a “massive amount of sharing” between the two.
The ABC News press release (and nifty intro video) informs us that Good Morning America just got a Yahoo-powered website, which is here and looks a little spartan at the moment. The release also adds that "Teams will co-produce coverage for major news events and will have integrated bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles."
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