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Today The Seattle Times added the New York Times News Service to its wire resources. This enables the local Times to publish almost anything The New York Times publishes, usually the same day. Previously, The Seattle Times had rights to the NYTNS only for the Sunday edition, because that was the one day the Seattle Post-Intelligencer didn't publish, and the P-I had exclusive rights. It goes without saying that the NYTNS is the most prestigious news service money can buy. It's not as comprehensive or fast as The Associated Press, which is the baseline wire report any paper must have, but it's the first choice if you can afford a second service.
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Today The Seattle Times added the New York Times News Service to its wire resources. This enables the local Times to publish almost anything The New York Times publishes, usually the same day. Previously, The Seattle Times had rights to the NYTNS only for the Sunday edition, because that was the one day the Seattle Post-Intelligencer didn't publish, and the P-I had exclusive rights. It goes without saying that the NYTNS is the most prestigious news service money can buy. It's not as comprehensive or fast as The Associated Press, which is the baseline wire report any paper must have, but it's the first choice if you can afford a second service.

Today The Seattle Times added the New York Times News Service to its wire resources. This enables the local Times to publish almost anything The New York Times publishes, usually the same day. Previously, The Seattle Times had rights to the NYTNS only for the Sunday edition, because that was the one day the Seattle Post-Intelligencer didn't publish, and the P-I had exclusive rights. It goes without saying that the NYTNS is the most prestigious news service money can buy. It's not as comprehensive or fast as The Associated Press, which is the baseline wire report any paper must have, but it's the first choice if you can afford a second service. The good news for readers is the P-I will continue to use the New York Times News Service, as well. The NYT is simply no longer offering exclusivity within a market. Says P-I Managing Editor David McCumber: "I don't have to like it, but I understand it." The Times of New York approached the Times of Seattle and offered the service, says Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman: We enthusiastically accepted. It is a significant investment at a time we're pinching pennies, so we are discontinuing two news services we don't use much (Reuters and Gannett) to help pay for it. The tradeoff will be great for readers.

  

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