Troubleshooting in a newly converged newsroom

Takeaways from combining a radio, TV, newspaper and magazine staff into one space for collaboration It has been three months since the Missouri School of Journalism reconfigured the space for the One Newsroom, a converged hub for five newsrooms: the Columbia Missourian, a daily community newspaper; KOMU, an NBC affiliate TV newsroom; KBIA, an NPR … Continued

Newsroom Notes: 4 questions for your newsroom when a giant national story unfolds

KOMU 8 in Columbia, Missouri, is the nation’s only teaching laboratory inside a commercial network-affiliated TV station. The challenges are no different from other newsrooms—just layered on top of the challenges facing the next generation of journalists.  We’re providing a first-hand view (and maybe a little advice) from an industry veteran who agreed to lead … Continued

KOMU-TV uses Facebook Live to involve audience in reporting process

With Kent Collins A team at a Missouri television station has combined its investigative reporting efforts with its public affairs initiative to engage viewers in the reporting process. The main tool? Facebook Live. After reporting a story about illegal drugs found at an in-home daycare — the site of earlier child endangerment charges — the … Continued