Gazette Communications is transforming out of necessity | BeatBlogging.Org

An interesting approach to journalism adaptation. I think it’s interesting that they are essentially outsourcing the editing process. When the Washington Post did their first major slash, I spoke with a senior copy editor whose job was being eliminated. He told me that their long-standing 3-step editing process was being changed to just a 2-step editing process. In my mind that means a third more typos, incorrect attributions, and just plain more mistakes.

I still don’t understand the approach that most newsrooms take to deal with budgetary difficulties: Ramp up their marketing and cut off the quality of the product.

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