In the newsroom: Hassell don't have the foggiest idea

Posted on 23. Oct, 2008 by in Uncategorized

The group moves on. Before we decide what the future newsroom look like we have to define our product. We need to know what kind of content we want to produce before we can agree on a newsroom organization.

Andrew Heyward suggests, after some discussion, to settle on this: We’re a startup. We’ve bought a 200 person operation that’s producing a newspaper and a website. So what do we do now?

John Hassell objects that this sounds rather old school: If I started from scratch my first move would NOT be to create a daily newspaper, he says.

Ok, says Michael Rosenblum, so if you already had a newspaper organization, would you shoot it down?

Yes, John Hassell replies, in its current form.

Michael: And what would you replace it with?

John: … I have not the foggiest idea.

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