Regular huddle. 11:15 EST; 9:15 MST; 8:15 PST.
(And please vote on a new time … we will talk about this Wednesday).
Other meetings: AP at 10 am MST.
Long-range planning meeting 11:30 MST.
(Marketing meeting TBD)
Trahant: “If anyone in a news company ever, ever says, “I can’t find anyone” when hiring, I'll make them sit and watch."
A couple of memories … (And we only have a year to go before our next live Election Night broadcast)
When do we break style? This will be more of an issue as we edit AP copy (or Cronkite).
Cronkite, for example, uses the clause, R-Mesa, after a US Rep’s name. It’s a local style shift. We would use R-Arizona. Then we might cite the city or the district, somewhere in the copy.
In general we should shift to our way of doing things …
Except when it’s a quote. In a quote, if it’s written, we should report exactly what was said. So if the source capitalizes President … then leave it be. (In Joaqlin’s story today there was both a % symbol and a rewrite to percentage. The symbol was in a quote.)
A spike in readership yesterday, topping 20k uniques. At first I thought it was Aliyah’s UA president story. Turns out it was the Native Heritage Month story … readership doubled at 2 pm and remained strong after that.
Content drives readership. Always.