Category Archives: Journal Register Company

Why our small-town daily is adding a full-time curator

We’re adding a full-time curator position at The Register Citizen. Jenny Golfin, whose duties have included morning shift web updating, social media management and reporting, will be devoted full-time to this new role. Her mission will be to provide our … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Journal Register Company’s ‘one new technology’ challenge

One of John Paton’s first blog posts after becoming CEO of Journal Register Company in February was a challenge to every employee in the company to “learn one new technology” in 2010. The idea came from a reader of his blog, … Continue reading

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‘Digital Revolutionary’ to advise Journal Register Company

A traditional “print” media company being advised by Jay Rosen, Jeff Jarvis, Betsy Morgan and now Emily Bell. Amazing. Here’s a press release announcing some exciting news from Journal Register Company this morning: Yardley, Pennsylvania – Journal Register Company, a … Continue reading

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AP agrees to credit news sources

The Associated Press has adopted a new policy on attribution that seems “duh” in its basic premise: Credit the original news source in member-generated stories that it rewrites for the wire. The fact that it needs this policy to bring … Continue reading

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The first six months of radical change in a traditional newspaper company

CLICK HERE for a column I wrote last week explaining to readers the changes that have taken place in my newspaper’s parent company since John Paton was named as CEO in January. More than most communities, Torrington, Connecticut, for some … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin means better journalism

The most important benefit of Journal Register Co.’s Ben Franklin Project? Better journalism. The company made history last night by sending 18 daily newspapers to press using only free, open-source, Web-based tools to produce them, and using crowdsourcing techniques to … Continue reading

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What we’re getting from Ben Franklin

A colleague asked me yesterday what our company was really “getting” from The Ben Franklin Project at the end of the day, and whether it was worth all the time and focus staff at 19 daily newspapers (well, 18, since … Continue reading

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An engaged editorial page

New Haven Register Editor Jack Kramer has extended Journal Register Co.’s “digital first” philosophy to the paper’s editorial pages. He is now posting the Register’s editorials to the paper’s Web site first, encouraging readers to comment and interact with the … Continue reading

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