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Gannett's idea to save journalism: More meetings!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I predict a Myspace initiative!
  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Well, on another note, I like the new websites' looks more than the old ones.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Rearranging Deck Chairs 101
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This is Gannett. They would go with Friendster. :D
  6. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    I've got a buddy who works at a Gannett site who said after the Deal Chicken bad copy of Groupon that the newsroom people are taking bets on when they will get the breathless announcement that the company is starting a groundbreaking free online classified service called Gregslist.com.

    I found that funny.
  7. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    I hear citizen journalism and myhub are the wave of the future. Just ask the Denver Post.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I hear putting in mainstreamed sources will sell a lot of papers, even if the readers have no clue what or who a mainstreamed source is.

    This shit would be funny if thousands of workers weren't getting dicked over for it.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I actually had this conversation with an executive editor.

    "Do you have a minority source list?"

    "Uh, 37 of the 53 players on the team I cover are minorities. So are several members of the coaching staff and the front office."

    "That doesn't count."
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    We used to get emails every other week from top editors, telling us to contribute to the minority source database.

    Most of us ignored them.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    True story: When I was an assignment editor at The Nation's Nicepaper, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth about poor inter-office communication.

    We already spent (wasted) time in two department meetings each day as we wrestled with the story budget.

    In one of those "clean sheet" meetings we had at one point, I said: "Why don't we quit meeting and start communicating? All of our desks are easily reached by foot. Why not try a week without meetings?"

    Sound of crickets.

    Soon, they added a third daily departmental budget meeting.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    They'll start listing political donation information as an "investigation."
    Dirty Dining! (with advertising push - i.e. advertise or be published)
    The Neighbor Next Door - find out who lives next to you!
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