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How do you run a newsroom through these unusual times?

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Newsroom Notes: Questions to think about for the post-pandemic TV newsroom
June 30, 2021

Last year, we were talking about physical distancing, masks in (and out) of our newsrooms and deep cleaning. Now, as communities make vaccinations increasingly available, to topic is return-to-work.

KOMU News is the nation’s only teaching laboratory inside a commercial network affiliated TV station. Many of the challenges are the same as other newsrooms—layered with the challenges of teaching the next generation of journalists. We’re providing a first-hand view (and maybe a little advice) from an industry veteran who led the KOMU Newsroom in and out of the COVID-19 pandemic during a faculty search and transition.

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  • Newsroom Notes: The New Normal

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: The New Normal
    March 27, 2020

    It’s Friday morning and we are closing in on our first week of “new normal” at KOMU. I am blessed that my “new normal” is only disrupting my intended trips home.
  • Newsroom Notes: A unique view at a unique time

    Newsroom Notes
    Newsroom Notes: A unique view at a unique time
    March 23, 2020

    How do you run a newsroom through these unusual times? We’re providing a first-hand view from an industry veteran who agreed to lead the KOMU newsroom during a faculty search process—just as the Covid-19 crisis began unfolding.

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