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 offices that reflect how much our business model has changed.
The centerpiece is a Newsroom Cafe, with no walls separating the public from reporters and editors. Incorporated into the space is also a Community Media Lab, the opening of 120 years of newspaper archives for easy and free public access, and the creation of a Community Journalism School.
And for an excellent, comprehensive overview of how we got to this point, see Journal Register Company CEO John Paton’s amazing presentation today to the INMA Transformation of News Summit at Harvard.