More on this later, but this is a great example of operating in the so-called “link economy” by recognizing that more can be made from becoming a reliable source of information by linking to stories from others (even your competitors) than by producing your own duplicate version.
Yes, that is the Chicago Tribune retweeting the hated the Chicago Sun-Times. And and for breaking news. The Drudge Report has $56 million in revenue mainly because it links. Think about that.