CNN Wire Launches A La Carte Store For Text Reports

If only creating a wire service was as easy as pundits blabbering about creating an alternative to AP. CNN’s nascent wire service, launched for newspapers and online, is already tinkering with its business model a few months after its launch: it has launched a text-only online store, at, to start offering a la carte stories at $199 a piece for a single use, with self-serve payment via credit card. The new store is aimed at newspapers, sites and blogs. Reuters and AP also offer single story reprint, through iCopyright, though that’s priced at around $500 per story for a finite time period.

CNN Newsource Sales, which oversees the network