Seeking to expand the scope of its international news gathering, NBCNews has  with Global Post, the Boston-based organization which covers news around the world with a network of freelance writers, photographers and videographers, both companies announced today.   Global Post syndicates its content to various news organizations and surfaces its reports on its own site.

The arrangement with NBC News provides extensive use of  Global Post content and staff along with certain exclusive content.  Here is the statement by Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer of NBC News:

“In just a few short years, GlobalPost has become a powerful digital home to some of the best reporting from around the world. They are just the kind of digital-native organization that the NBC News Digital Group wants to do business with, and we look forward to working together on stories and featuring their content on our platforms.”

Last year, at an event at the Columbia Journalism School we interviewed Solana Payne, Global Post’s senior video producer, who explains the scope of the organization’s editorial operations.   We have republished that video today.