Newsroom Promotion Over Here
A Shout Out
Here at the Prairie Mountain Publishing office, I’ve been for the past few weeks working on getting our paper’s Tumblr up and going again, full speed ahead. So here’s me linking out to them, reminding everyone to follow them on tumblr!
Check out the Daily Camera’s main page here.
For the Colorado Daily - CU-Boulder’s newspaper, go here.
We’ve got an incredible staff here, filled with designers, reporters, editors and photographers who live and breathe the news, making their sites that much better on here.
A Step in a Web-Centric Direction
Well, after a series of web meetings with the design staff, our presentation crew here in Boulder is going to be producing so pretty amazing stuff this year. I have a feeling our team will shine in 2012, and I’m hoping to find my place in the new web world we’re entering.
For starters, my new opportunity:
I’ve worked with our main editor here at the Camera, and he’s agreed to let me take over the Daily Camera’s Tumblr! While not quite in full motion yet, I’ve got the log in and a few ideas, and I’m hoping this all goes well!
Follow it at dailycamera.tumblr.com.
For anyone with suggestions on how news organizations should post their content to a forum like Tumblr, let me know!
Ironic to post to my … Tumblr account, I thought this article was great for journalists and newsrooms branching into worlds like Tumblr and WordPress. I know I’ve been among the throngs of journos hesitant to allow blogs into our world because they aren’t as credible/informative/trustworthy, etc. But I’d also hate for people to view my site as this!
So here’s some food for thought that explains to us - the more skeptical - that content is content.
“Let’s work on making our systems more integrated and faster. Help your readers come to realize that all of your content is fast and awesome. It’ll take some rebranding work, sure, but I bet our industry is capable of it.”
Super Bowl Sunday!!! … In the Newsroom
Well, there’s another Super Bowl spent with coworkers, sitting in the newsroom wishing we were allowed brews and dip while we wait for content to trickle in for Monday’s papers. Not ideal, but definitely not the worst way to spend Super Bowl Sunday.
Canon City Daily Record was the paper for tonight, and with an hour to design once content started coming in from the Associated Press, it was a struggle to come up with a stand-out design that would still remain within their style.
I think this mission was accomplished though.
Keep an eye out for the PDFs from tonight’s sports pages in the next week or so!
The Random-ness That is a Newsroom: Part 1
Here at work, with the scanner constantly going on in the background and idle (and always curious) hands waiting for a story to place on the page, you get a lot of ridiculous conversations. Better yet, you get a lot of random outbursts that quickly draw us all out of our computer-screen staring match and into a cluster of questions and inappropriate jokes.
Here’s a few from the past week:
Pictures and updates on the sea turtle showing off his prosthetic limb. Check it out!
“I’m going Walt Whitman on this cover’s ass.” (In regard to a headline inspiration)
A man who continually burns his meal and then walks around town with it, compliments of the police scanner.
“Who’s your arch enemy, Pe Pe LePew?” (Now this one could use some explanation. After my boss’s dog got in a fight with a skunk, their home and his hands now smell like they too joined in the fight with the smelly creature. …or so I’m told. I couldn’t smell it. Having dubbed that my super power, he asked me the aforementioned question. My response? “We do not mention his name, the black and white b******.”)
Tune in periodically as I keep note of these words of wisdom and bring them to you all.
A view from our newsroom. This rain in Boulder just won’t quit! I love this kind of rain, so beautiful, and it smells amazing outside. It’s almost comforting to hear outside as we design. Something to override the sounds of the police scanner in the background.