Like many newspapers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has been looking for way to adapt to changes in the way people receive their news.
Some Plain Dealer journalists are now publishing setup stories and reporting the news as it happens, with readers weighing in with comments, questions or suggestions.
“Done right, it is an unfolding conversation that allows readers to participate as the event proceeds, which can sometimes alter or augment the proceedings,” says Plain Dealer Reader Representative Ted Diadiun, adding that the approach has led to some interesting results.
“There’s little gives me a good chuckle more than the sight of an irate team manager, or club boss, ‘banning’ the media from sports stadiums, or press conferences,” says Paul Connolly, readers editor at the Belfast Telegraph.
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