Thursday, June 15, 2006

Opening the Doors to The Editor's Desk

In a very bold move, the Spokane Spokesman-Review has begun to stream online live its 10-4:30 Tuesday editorial meetings.

It's now up to the general populace to go in and check it out. The webcasts may end up being as boring as the average town council meeting--but the webcasts also give enterprising citizen who would like to watchdog the newsroom a chance to actually do just that.

Al Tompkins at Poynter has an interview with S-R editor Steven Smith on the decision to webcast.(btw, the S-R's had a blog since last May)

Not to be outdone, the NYTimes has decided to webcast its Second Quarter earnings meeting...

not *quite* the same as getting into the editorial room, but given the walls of Times Select, it's something...

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