Waco Tribune-Herald editor Steve Boggs is busy directing his BH Media-owned paper’s shootout coverage, so I appreciate he took time to answer a few questions:
The number of Tribune-Herald journalists who were on the story Sunday?
4 reps [reporters] (3 on day off)
Others called in to see if we needed anyone.
How the shootout was reported:
Day 1 coverage had main story, and sidebar on reaction around that part of town. Main story pretty comprehensive. Would have liked to develop various aspects into sidebars, but very little information to support them was forthcoming from the police department. So we stuck with single story on day 1.
Branching out into separate stories today and moving forward.
Getting a crash course in the difference between motorcycle clubs, and outlaw biker gangs. Probably our biggest challenge is developing sources in a hurry into the biker sub-culture, and determining the identify of two of the five gangs present, and if they were outlaw or just regular mc’s.
On-site reporter, Olivia Messer, did outstanding work, as did assistant city editor Tim Woods in organizing and updating the information.
Felt good about print product. We tend to publish to web first on most stories every day. Online traffic was big, as you’d expect.
* Latest shootout coverage from wacotrib.com
Noted: New York Times had six reporters on the story, according to @CMurphyDenver
The Newspaper Guild of Philadelphia tells its members at the Inquirer and Daily News:
“In the very week that the company announced a board of directors, three years of positive cash flow and the launch of a new business section for what was described as a ‘reborn’ Inquirer, the Guild hoped [last Friday’s] session would carry the positive momentum forward. The company, however, only wanted to engage in more expensive time-wasting by offering not one single idea or proposal in three hours.”
A contract extension expires on Sunday, and “at this time the Guild bargaining committee has told the company we do not want another extension. We want to start bargaining.”
The union memo is after the jump: Read More
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