Post Beats Sky To Online Exclusive
The Birmingham Post was the first news provider to break a national news story online last week.
Editor Marc Reeves says the regional daily newspaper beat broadcasters such as Sky News to confirm on the Web that the two arrested Birmingham City executives were managing director Karren Brady and co-owner David Sullivan.
And he told holdthefrontpage.co.uk that the experience has taught him a lot about web-based journalism.
“We spoke to two or three contacts and confirmed exactly who it was. Then it was a race to get in online.”
He noted: “It was good old-fashioned fun with the web at the heart of it.
“It was very interesting - I am very much learning about the life cycle of stories online.”
Reeves added that Sky News was about five minutes behind the newspaper in getting the names on the internet.
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