Saturday, April 18, 2009

Quick review of work before vacationing in earnest

We've had two big weeks in the news here in Sun Journal land. This week was punctuated with tragedy with two terrible motorcycle accidents on the same day. But we also had some cheerier stories too like a fun natural science feature on the turmoils of breeding wood frogs. Inside the newsroom we were moving closer and closer to getting our content management system live but also have jumped out ahead of the competition with some of newer online functions. Our live chats with guests from our readership area have been very well-received and lauded. We also expanded our twitter use with a new account called SJscannerland and our awesome web editor has started a directory of our staff twitter users, not live yet, but coming soon.

A staff meeting on breaking news posts added a bonus conversation on the use of twitter and blogging for professionals. Some real giant steps forward this week on several fronts. I think we got both things worked out pretty well and there seems to be this new energy and focus in our newsroom these days.

We have also launched a couple of interesting investigations, in the too-early stages to say too much about -- but both should be big news days when we get all the information together. On about a dozen different layers it's been a busy, creative and productive time for our journalists and it feels great to be a part of such a strong team that's moving in all the right direction. It's also nice to take a much needed rest and reflect on it all.

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