Ann Arbor Chronicle: The Hyperlocal Newsroom Of The Future?

(image of Davis Askins via Nieman Journalism Lab)

The good folks at the Nieman Journalism Lab paid a visit to the Ann Arbor Chronicle to see what the hyperlocal newsroom of the future might look like. Read their full profile here.

A few highlights:

* “Creating 10 heavily reported and edited posts a week, maintaining the site’s daily news digests and gossip feature, editing three regular columnists and selling the ads to support it all requires ‘literally every waking hour’ the couple has, Chronicle editor Dave Askins said.”

* Especially worth reading: Nieman provides “a 10-point glance at the daily and weekly routines and rules Morgan and Askins used to build one of the nation’s first sustainable, hyperlocal Web startups.”

* Suprisingly, one of those 10 points: “Two sets of eyes on every full story. A 5,000-word meeting story might take six hours to write and two to edit.”

Read it all here.

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