Urban drops Ritzau wire service

urban 2009Danish free daily newspaper Urban (Berlingske, Mecom group) stopped using the Danish wire service Ritzau since this summer.

Urban is now producing more original content and is using more material from the paid papers of the same publisher (BT and Berlingske).

The trend of unsubscribing to wire services seems to be international, in the US Metro stopped using AP (see previous post). In the Netherlands, financial paper Financieele Dagblad ended their subscription to national wire service ANP. (MediaWatch)

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