Monday, March 12, 2007

What we've done in Charlotte

Compiled by Ronnie Glassberg:

(This almost certainly doesn't cover everything we're doing, but should give everyone a sense of how much we're doing for our discussions.)

--Created Dee-Dee’s position, senior editor for multimedia.
--Added two online producers from other areas of the newsroom - Deirdre McGruder and Alisha Hord.
--Steve Lyttle began spending part of his time posting breaking news in the morning.
--Greg Lacour will begin on the afternoon/evening online shift.
--Peter Weinberger moved into the position of the Observer's first video director.
--Other photographers have moved into online to create video and multimedia presentations.
--Newsroom divisions have goals for posting breaking news to Departments have goals for everything from breaking news to slideshows to multimedia to e-mail newsletters.
--Regional designers have started posting scrapbook slideshows to the zoned pages.
--Tonya Jameson now spends 90 percent of her time online with paid to party, podcast/video, blog, multimedia, party pic, that’s wassup column, etc.
--Phil Hoffman spends about 90 percent of his time shooting and editing video/multimedia and slideshows. He is the “daily editor” for most of the stuff that comes from photo staff.
--Business staff compiles an e-mail newsletter that’s sent out Monday through Friday.
--We have 24 blogs and nine Q&A features. We also have an Spanish page and blog.
--Kelvin Hart’s new role in sports is aimed at online
--Editorial: Since December 2005, editorial has launched: Mary Newsom’s blog, The Naked City. Jack Betts’ blog, This Old State. And Kevin Siers’ You Write the Caption. Kevin's also posting his cartoons in color on the opinion page of And they made an online slideshow of the year-end traditional photo portrait page of community do-gooders.

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