A Front Page Dominated By Local News

Smith, Rex
December 2007
Nieman Reports;Winter2007, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p25
The author offers opinions on how journalists can make newspapers a valuable commodity and of service to their communities. The newspaper of which he is editor, the "Times Union," of Albany, New York, is used as an example. The rise of the Internet and the increasing focus on managing the newspaper's Web site are said to have made editing a far more complex business than in the past. The guidelines the author uses as an editor are to emphasize local news, to use the Web site for the presentation of breaking news and to offer more analysis and overviews in the print edition, and to reorganize the editorial department to reflect those decisions.


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