Steve Buttry, a longtime digital pioneer, agent provocateur for newsroom change and currently the Lamar Family Visiting Scholar at Louisiana State University, has done a series of blog posts over the past week on the “Four Platform Newsroom” effort of the former Scripps newspapers.
Working with the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California at Annenberg, the “Four Platform” program set out to “transform” the newsrooms of the 13 newspapers then owned by E.W. Scripps and now known as the “Baker’s Dozen Newspapers” of the Journal Media Group.
The effort, underway since 2012 and led by Mizell Stewart III, includes the Knoxville News Sentinel, where I work. A report on the initiative was issued this past Tuesday: Digital Leads: 10 keys to newsroom transformation.
Here’s Buttry’s coverage:
Scripps’ ‘Digital Leads’: a strategy and process for newsroom transformation
Editors explain Four Platform Newsroom details
Silas Lyons explains the Four Platform Newsroom approach in Redding, Calif.
Michelle Rogers shares links showing newsroom transformation