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CBS Blog: The SR’s Reality News Huddle Show

re: New Spokesman-Review news huddle Webcast. (Next newsroom huddle: 4:30 p.m.)

“It seems to me that this noble desire to be transparent is becoming somehow linked with this starlet reality show idea that “if only they saw me as I am, as I work, then they would understand me and support me.” Then my other thought, in a different direction, was maybe there needs to be MORE of a reality show element to make the editorial meetings more pleasurable Web viewing. Some examples:
Newsroom Fear Factor: Watch how our editors decide what goes on the front page, then watch them eat worms! Newsroom Survivor: Our intrepid reporters have been dropped in the middle of this Costa Rican jungle. Will their investigative reporting skills help them now? Newsroom Bachelorette: Tammy the Novice Reporter could have any of the Clark Kent hunks in the newsroom, but she has her eye on Dan the Advertising Rep. Will they breach the wall that traditionally separates news and advertising? Will the publisher find out? Stay tuned!”

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Hat Tip: Sam The Intern (aka Sam Taylor)

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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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