The Newspaper Equivalent of Iron Chef?
A new model for co-operative competition between newspapers in an online alliance.
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In describing the new service The Yomiuri Shimbun said the alliance is also expected to "bolster the quality of their articles as readers will be able to scrutinize different accounts of the same stories from three papers. The Web site will serve as a journalistic arena where reporters from the three papers will compete with each other in the full glare of the public eye. Accordingly, reporters will strive to write articles of superior quality and the readers of each paper will come to expect high-quality writing." During disasters the newspapers will share printing and distribution services to get their newspapers to their readerships.