The open newsroom at the Register Citizen has captured the imagination of many journalists. I know during my time with Johnston Press it was an idea my MD was quite interested in. I know Trinity Mirror Southern took journalists out of newsrooms and had them on the move with lap tops, working out of cafés and hot desking.
There is a great deal to gain out of being part of your newspaper's community. It is essential to be known within your patch/niche, by those in the know.
During my own time as a reporter I made sure I knew all the police officers (community beat), a fair few firefighters, all the councillors, and community leaders. How by being seen out in the world. I think the court officers recognised me, too.
This is what the Register Citizen's Open Newsroom Project is working towards, as well as dispelling a few myths about journalists I'm sure.
Alison Gow takes a look at the various debates in online journalism for the past four years and asks why some of the issues still haven't been addressed.
Two examples of good and bad use of online video. One tells a story, one doesn't.
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