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Where Do We Go From Here II

I’ve been flirting with an outside-the-box idea re: how to get a handle on my work schedule. As it is now, I hit work about 8:30 a.m., blog straight thru while eating my lunch at my desk, and leave around 6:15 p.m. Long day. And I still barely have time to complete my newspaper duties. So, obviously, something has to give. Bossman Steve Smith definitely wants my voice on the Editorial Page in the same capacity (three editorials per week). But he’s open to other changes. So I was wondering …

What would happen if I folded Huckleberries into the Editorial Page, rationing it out over two or three days a week, instead of just one? What would happen, if I produced a Best of the Local Blogs once a week for the Editorial Page? And compiled responses from a good thread once a week? And then simply ran a giant Huckleberry as it’s own separate piece? In other words, if I produced an ongoing Huckleberries for the Editorial Page that interacted with the online version? Is it possible? Bob free-wheeling it on the Op-Ed page about love lost and cigarettes wanted (with my editting out his F-bombs, of course). Mari/Marianne/Cis combining their years of knowledge into a thread on our “Lower 40,” the name we have for the space below the main editorial. I’ve mentioned the idea to both Opinion Editor Doug Floyd and Bossman Smith. Both are interested.

What do you think?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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