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Newsroom Change

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  • 1. Newsroom change Kirk LaPointe, Managing Editor, The Vancouver Sun, www.vancouversun.com
  • 2. What has changed?
    • We're Web-first, multi-platform. End of story.
    • We're not a newspaper, but a newsroom.
    • Our incumbents, not the newcomers, lead change. Newcomers help, though.
  • 3. What hasn’t changed?
    • Discipline of verification.
    • We still try to minimize harm.
    • We still try to do the right thing and maintain the public mission.
  • 4. What are the tools?
    • Blogs, the emerging backbone of the file.
    • Twitter, the new communities.
    • Video, our new asset.
    • Databases, now that information is emerging.
  • 5. What about the paper?
    • More context.
    • More comment.
    • More community involvement.
    • Deeper dives for information.
    • Work your advantage --- in our case, local.
  • 6. What about the Web?
    • Breaking news.
    • Visual.
    • Interactive.
    • Community.
  • 7. What are the challenges?
    • Business model.
    • Ongoing quality.
    • Authenticity/credibility.
    • Indulgence vs. time to reflect.
  • 8. The message to communicators
    • Stop the spin.
    • Don't put one toe in social media. Be out or in.
    • Admit. Defensiveness is done.
    • Be generous. Give things away, share, even play with rivals.