WSJ partner in India says it has deal to publish NYT stories
Nikhil Pahwa writes on the Content Sutra site that the Hindustan Times’ business newspaper Mint, a Wall Street Journal partner paper in India, has an agreement to publish New York Times stories, contrary to claims from a Times deputy Sunday business editor.
Pahwa wrote, “Mint says that WSJ is an exclusive partner, while NYT is a syndication arrangement, hence not listed). In October last year, Mint itself had been granted a stay order, preventing e-Eighteen.com (moneycontrol.com) from publishing a column from Mint, without a license or a formal consent.
“Raju Narisetti, Editor of Mint, has told ContentSutra that there is a syndication deal in place between HT Media and NYT syndication, adding that ‘Mintâ€™s site has our Code of Conduct right at the top and we take our journalism ethics very, very seriously.’ So it appears that Kranz sent the letter to Poynter without realizing that there is an arrangement.
“Weâ€™ve received a copy of the official response from Mintâ€™s legal department to NYT, reproduced in full in the extended text.”
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