Category Archives: Newsroom Cafe

A new kind of newspaper severance: Help laid-off journalists be entrepreneurs and partners

As I was packing for a trip north to speak at the Maine Press Association convention this weekend about our Newsroom Cafe project in Connecticut, this story came across my Twitter feed this morning. The Portland Press Herald, my hometown … Continue reading

Posted in CT Mirror, CT News Junkie, CT Watchdog, Hartford Courant, Jeff Jarvis, Maine Press Association, Newsroom Cafe, Portland Press Herald, The Associated Press | Leave a comment

Journalism School of the Future: Where You Start On the Job and Never Graduate

In a great #wjchat hosted by Jay Rosen Wednesday night on “radicalism in the newsroom,” this question was posed: “Are J-schools today part of the problem or solution? How should they change? Should something replace them?” I’ve gotten a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Community Journalism School, Jay Rosen, Jeff Jarvis, Joy Mayer, Newsroom Cafe, Steve Buttry, University of Missouri | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Journal Register Company, Judy Sims, Newsroom Cafe, The Register Citizen | 4 Comments