Non-staff content filling more of the WashPo ::trend in news outsourcing by legacy media::


The use of freelancers to fill in the gaps of staff coverage or to arrive swiftly at breaking news outside a paper’s usual readership area isn’t novel. But in the past 18 months, the Post’s ambitious, rapidly expanding system has modernized, organized, and professionalized the paper’s stringer operations in a manner that many longtime independent journalists …have never seen from a major media outlet. The sheer amount of freelance copy itself is also a revolution for the Post, which long had been impenetrable for all but the best-connected.

Read the full pice at Columbia Journalism Review