Not so, says Mark Briggs of The News Tribune. That's only the mid-point because from that point on, the conversation begins.
His observations about readers being starved for information were powerful and insightful. They have me pondering how I can improve on my craft. I want to be a part of the conversation.
It's only the first day of the seminar. I have tons of notes to review and Web sites to visit. I only wish my colleagues were part of the experience. Here's what I take away from today's sessions:
- Aim for the top five in your newspaper's Web site. It's no longer A1.
- Go beyond explaining in your story-telling. Provide an experience for your readers. Engage them.
- Readers are information starved.
- The core tenets of journalism apply across all multimedia platform. All newsrooms need guidelines at this early stage.
- The Web has a plethora of resources -- not to be mistaken with sources -- to enhance our reporting and speed up our research.
- We are not the gatekeeper. We can be afraid of the new challenges or embrace them. I choose the latter.
- Credibility will keep us afloat.
- Jenny Espino