Media Moves

Inside the Washington Business Journal

May 15, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Washington Biz Journal logoLisa Tucker of American Journalism Review interviewed Washington Business Journal managing editor Robert Terry about the business newspaper’s operation.

Here is an excerpt:

American Journalism Review: Tell us about your newsroom operation.

Robert Terry:  We probably produce 30 to 40 pieces of content for our website [a day]. That is everything from a quick hit, to a two-paragraph aggregation to multiple-source reporting. The news of the day can be anywhere from 30 to sometimes 50 pieces of content a day starting from as early as 5:30 in the morning through 8 at night. A lot of our content is being pushed out on our social channels. We have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, we have a LinkedIn page, Google Plus page. Most of our social distribution is through Facebook and Twitter.

AJR:  What key experiments are currently underway in your newsroom?

Terry:  We are trying new things pretty much all the time in terms of what we cover and how we cover it, and how we can reach our audience as soon as possible. I think that’s a very general sounding answer, but it is the truth. We are experimenting all the time with social strategies.

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