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THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2008

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2008

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TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2008

THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2008

TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2008

Good paper, good coffee

This is the new campaign for North Idaho coffeeshops, because for every hot cup of coffee there's a warm crisp delicious Spokesman-Review waiting to be read. Managing editor Gary Graham shared this with the pod pals*

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2008

FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2008

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2008

We'll pick Twitter projects wisely

said editor Steve Smith at the meeting this morning.He said the goal with Twittering the Duncan trial was to learn how to use the service for news needs, but with the expense of sending reporter Meghann M. Cuniff to Boise and getting fewer than 100...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008

Social networking and all that jazz

"I created a Facebook account yesterday and I don't know what to do with it," said managing editor Gary Graham, who also signed up for Twitter to follow the Duncan case. Many newsroommates have also signed up for accounts during this coverage experiment where reporter...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2008

S-R is going to Twitter the Duncan case.

Seriously. Reporter Meghann M. Cuniff is heading to Boise to expand our coverage of the Joseph Duncan case to a totally different platform – followers of the Twitter service, which includes mobile users. Users...called twits...send little updates...called tweets... to people who subscribe to those users'...

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MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2008

Weekend kudos, and other slices

Another crop of Journalism Camp participants are in the house - There are 15 students this time around. Vox director Erin Daniels is hosting. More soon... FROM COURT: Here's the latest in Duncan trial news as jury selection continues. AN ERROR: Hayden Lake's finest succumbs...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2008

A couple video slices in a hurry

Follow the link at right for the audio slideshow from this morning's meeting – F-22 Raptors at the Skyfest preview. Although the F-22 Raptor, the newest Air Force fighter aircraft has been around for a few years, the 2008 Skyfest is the first time Spokane...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 2008

MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2008

FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2008

Last day of Journalism camp

In addition to collecting a round of kudos from the regular meeting-goers, editors asked around among the high school journalism camp participants - Anybody pick up and read the paper this morning?One student said she'd read the story about teacher sex abuse allegationsAnother read the...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008

Updates from the publisher

Spokesman-Review head honcho Stacey Cowles held the first of a series of publisher's meetings this morning. Of new developments, there's not a whole lot that can be shared publicly (business strategy and new projects and such). But here are few general points:• We are a...

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008

No DB today

but word is the editors watched the audio slideshow from Sunday. The story is here: Early July freeze tempers wheat farmers' optimismGet the Flash Player to see this video.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2008

Newsroom meeting with editor Steve Smith

Staff brownbag meeting was today at noon. Editor Steve Smith went through some industry realities, and made some announcements - including plans to aggressively overhaul existing humans/schedules/tasks/management to more effectively feed different platforms such as online, radio and mobile. Senior management hopes to have a...

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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2008

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008

MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008

Newsroom News: Efficiency study Q&A&Q&Q

After much anticipation, the eight-person newsroom efficiency study team held a Q&A session today about their report, which is now available for download. Their newsroommates had anywhere between 20 and 30 questions to ask about the report. Scroll down for them - but keep in...

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FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2008

Mobilizing a news team

To give an idea of the resulting news coverage for the Valley wildfire that started yesterday: Tomorrow's edition will have content coming from at least six different reporters, each tackling a different aspect of the Valley wildfire. We'll have story text and photos, maps and...

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Each weekday morning and afternoon, the newsroom staff meets to discuss the coverage plan. This blog covers editors' discussions, upcoming coverage and miscellaneous newsroom news.







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