If you want an idea of what it’s like to get news organizations to collaborate, try herding cats.
That’s how Tim Griggs describes it, anyway, and he would know. Over the past ten years, in big roles at The New York Times, the Times-owned Wilmington Star-News and, most recently, as publisher of The Texas Tribune, he’s spent a lot of time navigating what he calls the “sticky, complicated process” of getting big and small newsrooms to work together on projects. And while the process isn’t easy, it’s clearly worthwhile — even vital — for many.
Even Jeff Zucker finally realizes the online operation does more than listicles.
The BBC looks set to keep its religious coverage, but in a society where people increasingly identify as irreligious, how can it remain relevant?
If you wanted to trick a bunch of media outlets into picking up a fake viral story, how would you go about it?