Strategically Reorganizing the Newsroom

McIntosh, Shawn
December 2007
Nieman Reports;Winter2007, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p50
The article focuses on the best means of organizing a newspaper's editorial staff in the mass media environment of the 21st century. The 2006 reorganization of the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" is presented as an example. Instead of the past organization in which the newspapers' reporters and editors were divided by the section on which they worked, sports, business, etc., the newspaper's staff is divided into three separate, non-content related categories. They are news and information, digital, and enterprise. Managers in the categories are responsible for the collection and presentation of news over a wide variety of subject matter. It is felt this organization allows the newspaper to present information as modern readers more often encounter it in their jobs and daily lives.


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