A paper known for its online innovation, like
John Hassell’s Expoding Newsroom, now sees its entire editorial board leave.
Greenslade reports via FollowTheMedia that the entire editorial board – except for the cartoonist – have accepted redundancy terms at New Jersey’s Star-Ledger.
“The board (who are responsible for the comment and opinion pages) are among 151 editorial staff, about 45 per cent of the newsroom, leaving the paper,” Greenslade reports.
Wednesday’s edition of the Exploding Newsroom: Jim Willse, the editor
of the New Jersey based newspaper, the Star-Ledger, talks about the future of the newsroom now that the conditions have been met to avoid a sale or closure of the paper.
“We face a significant challenge,” he says.
You can follow the online editor John Hassell’s Exploding Newsroom on
Facebook, at the blog, and over at Kyte TV.
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The Star-Ledger, based in Newark, New Jersey, debuted its new daily online news show yesterday – the first stage in creating an interactive video news experience on the paper’s website.
“Let’s make one thing perfectly clear from the outset: This is not local TV news,” says
John Hassell, the Ledger’s deputy managing editor (online), in a blog post.
“This is local video news for the web. It’ll be conversational, interactive and draw constantly on the community of users at NJ.com [the paper’s website] and bloggers, vloggers and podcasters across New Jersey.”
Presented by news reporter Brian Donohue, the newscast will be broadcast live and later made available to embed and divided into sections by news item.
The final test version of Ledger Live is below (and yes, the phone will be unplugged next time):
In developing the newscast,
the paper participated in a video ‘boot camp’ lead by Michael Rosenblum and opened up discussion on video blogging site Seesmic.
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John Hassell, online editor at the
Star-Ledger newspaper, has posted pictures of the Ledger’s newsroom as it prepares for its new webcast news show.
The noon bulletin, which will be launched this summer, is being developed with help from Michael Rosenblum, who helped build
Hassell’s pics on Flickr.