Is ‘the editorial board meeting’ defunct in a truly open newsroom?

When we first announced plans to open The Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe in December, the bulk of the criticism was centered on two themes. From critics within the newspaper industry, primarily, we heard that it would be impractical, disruptive and somehow tainting of the “professional” process of journalism to allow the public to “look overContinue reading “Is ‘the editorial board meeting’ defunct in a truly open newsroom?”

Bringing the Outside In: Newsroom Cafe and more in Torrington, Connecticut

What does a “digital first, print last” newsroom look like? I’m pleased, following months of work and planning behind the scenes, to be able to share with you this announcement from Journal Register Company. After 110 years in (literally) our ink-stained, print edition-focused building in Torrington, Connecticut, The Register Citizen is moving to new officesContinue reading “Bringing the Outside In: Newsroom Cafe and more in Torrington, Connecticut”

Bringing the outside in, and reviving a newspaper library

After 105 years operating out of the same building in downtown Torrington, Conn., my newspaper will be moving soon to a new office. And for 105 years, our business model has pretty much remained the same: Spitting out our version of the news once a day, on newsprint. Along the way, we merged the TorringtonContinue reading “Bringing the outside in, and reviving a newspaper library”