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Introducing The Today File

  1. 1. Introducing THE TODAY FILE A new local news blog for The Seattle TimesWednesday, November 2, 2011
  2. 2. Sept. 2011 What is this thing? Tour & Features Why it’s important Workflow & Content Tutorial How you can helpWednesday, November 2, 2011
  3. 3. Sept. 2011 What’s happening right now in Seattle and around the NorthwestWednesday, November 2, 2011
  4. 4. Sept. 2011 A place for breaking newsWednesday, November 2, 2011
  5. 5. Sept. 2011 A guide to your day’s events, weather, traffic and newsWednesday, November 2, 2011
  6. 6. Sept. 2011 The Blotter Weather Beat + new featuresWednesday, November 2, 2011
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  8. 8. Sept. 2011 I know what you’re thinking... Yeah, um, how is this different from the homepage?Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  9. 9. Sept. 2011 Homepage The Today File Local, National, World, Features Only fresh local content Always changing, rearranging Everything’s there; nothing falls off Hard to tell exactly what’s new since Always reverse chronological; you last time you checked in always know what’s new Curation of the best and latest content Curation of best and latest content; on the site also a place to break news A linear feed of content. “Crack for the Hierarchical display of content news junkies”Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  10. 10. Sept. 2011 What is this thing? Tour & Features Why it’s important Workflow & Content Tutorial How you can helpWednesday, November 2, 2011
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  15. 15. Sept. 2011 More Awesomeness + Autotweets to Today File twitter account + Ability to easily embed tweets + Ability to easily embed Brightcove video + Ability for our photo desk to send photos + Quickly create inset boxes of related links + Easily add Google Standout tag to any post + Easily embed Document Cloud documentsWednesday, November 2, 2011
  16. 16. Sept. 2011 What is this thing? Tour & Features Why it’s important Workflow & Content Tutorial How you can helpWednesday, November 2, 2011
  17. 17. Sept. 2011 NOT ALL Crime { Weather BREAKING Sports Business NEWS FALLS Politics Nature INTO ONE OF THESE CATEGORIESWednesday, November 2, 2011
  18. 18. Sept. 2011 Built on open source software.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  19. 19. Sept. 2011 We can experiment off the reservation.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  20. 20. Sept. 2011 We can keep publishing if disaster strikes and our website goes down.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  21. 21. Sept. 2011 WordPress is FAST and publishing is instantaneous.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  22. 22. Sept. 2011 We can stay on the cutting edge of tech without burdening our developers.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  23. 23. Sept. 2011 Reporters/editors can blog from any mobile device.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  24. 24. Sept. 2011 What is this thing? Tour & Features Why it’s important Workflow & Content Tutorial How you can helpWednesday, November 2, 2011
  25. 25. Sept. 2011 Nick Provenza Gatekeeper extraordinaireWednesday, November 2, 2011
  26. 26. Sept. 2011 Structure Editors: Have all publishing rights, can edit and publish Reporters: File directly Producers: Can add into the blog or email to content to the blog editor* (photos, video, links) * In special cases, reporters can be given access to file and publish directly to the blogWednesday, November 2, 2011
  27. 27. Sept. 2011 Workflow Mayor McGinn just crashed his bike at Dexter Ave. North and Republican. 1Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  28. 28. Sept. 2011 Workflow Reporter calls police to 2 confirm; heads out to scene.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  29. 29. Sept. 2011 Workflow Reporter calls police to 2 confirm; heads out to scene. At this point, Nick writes a nuts & bolts post.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  30. 30. Sept. 2011 Workflow Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has crashed his bicycle into a lamp post on his morning commute to city hall. No word yet on his condition. The incident 3 occurred at Dexter Avenue North and Republican. Well have more as soon we get it. At this point, Nick writes a nuts & bolts post.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  31. 31. Sept. 2011 Workflow Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has crashed his bicycle into a lamp post on his morning commute to city hall. No word yet on his condition. The incident 4 occurred at Dexter Avenue North and Republican. Well have more as soon we get it. Nick adds a mugshot, map; hands off to John.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  32. 32. Sept. 2011 Workflow Update (new minor details): McGinn has been transported to Harborview Medical Center. 5 NEW POST (big, new chunks of info): The pole he hit fell and stuck a woman, killing her and her cat. Creating a new post on this story depends on the significance of the development.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  33. 33. Sept. 2011 Workflow Once the number of updates trickle 6 down, it can become a CCI slug instead of blog item.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  34. 34. Sept. 2011 Workflow Subsequent updates go to the CCI slug. 7 We update the blog items to link to the CCI slug online.Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  35. 35. Sept. 2011 What is this thing? Tour & Features Why it’s important Workflow & Content Tutorial How you can helpWednesday, November 2, 2011
  36. 36. Sept. 2011 What is this thing? Tour & Features Why it’s important Workflow & Content Tutorial How you can helpWednesday, November 2, 2011
  37. 37. Sept. 2011 Let us know about general interest breaking newsWednesday, November 2, 2011
  38. 38. Sept. 2011 Give us insight about big, upcoming eventsWednesday, November 2, 2011
  39. 39. Sept. 2011 Let Nick know if you have a worthy candidate for the Morning MemoWednesday, November 2, 2011
  40. 40. Sept. 2011 Let Nick know if you have a worthy candidate for the Morning Memo e.g.: A blogger headed out to an event, a photographer who will be tweeting photos, a live chatWednesday, November 2, 2011
  41. 41. Sept. 2011 Questions? Expectations? Ideas? nprovenza@seattletimes.com lrabaino@seattletimes.com today.seattletimes.comWednesday, November 2, 2011
  42. 42. Sept. 2011 Thanks! /endWednesday, November 2, 2011

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