Hard to comment since you give no clue about what the story is about. The only thing I can offer is that major news outlets often rely on news services for their reporting, especially in other countries. It is usually attributed such as AP, UPI or Rueters. More details?
Oh.. I see what you are saying. Yes, reporters used to rely heavily upon information from AP, UPI or Rueters. What I am referring to is quite different. Reporters at one horrible news outlet copying information from reporters at another horrible news outlet (or even from within the same news outlet). Sort of like the National Examiner getting their information from the National Enquirer. "Yes, the government has captured a dozen aliens from a crashed UFO. 10 of them were 9 foot tall bigfoots, led by a clone of Hitler, and the captain of the ship was the real Elvis - who is not dead! We got this story from the Weekly World News.. so it MUST be true!"
The story I am referencing would take too long to explain. The story itself is not relevant to this topic. It takes place in Canada. Very few people are aware of this, but most of the media in Canada is controlled by FRANCE! Their biggest news outlet, which has a veritable monopoly on the media in Canada - is the TVA - which is owned by France!