Getting a copy of a story can be an arduous process. Newsrooms rarely have someone allocated to do it. If there is a person, they are usually in another part of the organisation. That means it is up to the journalist to track them down. And that takes time they often don't have. Moreover, journalists get into the business to do journalism, not admin. So, 9 times out of ten they resent the task and they're not very good at following up.