News & Publishing

Newspapers 2020: How are newsrooms preparing for the next decade of publishing?

By Gretchen A. Peck

More than a year has passed since the New York Times’ newsroom published “Journalism That Stands Apart: The Report of the 2020 Group.” The report was intended to define “the newsroom’s strategies and aspirations” and laid out arguments for initiatives like nurturing more reader participation; creating more visually stimulating, multimedia journalism; and committing to greater collaboration between the newsroom and the publisher’s product teams.

Overall, the report provided interesting insight on what the Times was planning for its future, so we couldn’t help but wonder what other newspapers had on their agenda for 2020. E&P reached out to several newspapers across the country and asked them to share.

What variables do you think will have the most influence on how well your newspaper performs—in both revenue and audience—in the coming two years?

Read more at: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/feature/newspapers-2020-how-are-newsrooms-preparing-for-the-next-decade-of-publishing/

News & Publishing, Printing and Imaging

Lean Manufacturing: Doing More with Less in the Pressroom

By Gretchen A. Peck

Efficiency is precisely why Dow Jones & Company, Inc. prints The Wall Street Journal at strategic points across the nation. The obvious benefit is that it “gets the Journal closer to our customers,” according to vice president of production Larry Hoffman. There was a time when the publisher operated its own printing plants — 17 back then — but today it relies more heavily on print suppliers, bringing the total number of sites printing The Wall Street Journal (and a mounting volume of commercial print) to 26, Hoffman said.

Read more at: https://www.editorandpublisher.com/feature/doing-more-with-less-in-the-pressroom/

Published by Editor & Publisher magazine, May 2014