Sunday, January 01, 2006

"News & Record" 2006 agenda

John Robinson, editor of the News & Record in Greensboro, North Carolina, has a terrific post today where he lays out his paper's news agenda for 2006.

Robinson, who became N & R editor in 1999, started "The Editor's Log" in August 2004 as a way "to engage you (the readers) in public conversations about the newspaper."

I subscribe to the blog's feed and am a big fan of Robinson's efforts. I hope more editors will follow his lead and begin having thoughtful discussions with readers about the kinds of news they want and expect from their local newspaper.

* Addendum: People are taking note of Robinson's agenda. Case in point: Jeff Jarvis' BuzzMachine.


Anonymous Amanda said...

Amy, I saw somewhere that the New Orleans Times-Picayune has a blog now as well, called "Opinion." Don't have the link off the top of my head, but its an editorial opinion blog. Hence the name.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thanks Amanda, I found it at

Unfortunately, it's not kept very current, the most recent post was on October 12th.

Granted, the city has gone through so much the past year, so I can't fault the paper for not posting regularly to their blog, but at the same time, if you're going to establish a blog, you have to post on a regular basis or you become stale and lose readers.

There was a really good article in my local paper today about New Orleans families who are debating whether or not they will return to the city. I'll e-mail it to you.

1:19 PM  

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