The Seattle Times newsroom previously had a managing editor for print and an managing editor for digital.
The new structure separates functions quite differently, Executive Editor David Boardman says, with three key roles:
1. Creation. The news gathering staff, including reporters, editors, videographers.
2. Curation. The production staff, which oversees design and presentation.
3. Community. Staff engages with commenters and coordinates The Times’ growing network of more than 40 local bloggers.
“We portray these three things as being interlocking circles and in the center of it all is engagement. We want to engage the community all through the process,” Boardman says.