Amy Gahran, on the Poynter site, asks if competition has outlived its usefulness in news gathering:
Imagine: someday a Pulitzer Prize might be awarded jointly to an enterprise reporting team spread across several news organizations.
Silicon Valley companies have an expression for this: co-opetition. They compete in many areas, but cooperate in others.
This is definitely the way of the future for news companies. I’ll be even happier when the collaborations include citizen reporters, but the NYT-Frontline example is a great start.