State Journal Register
December 14, 2010 by staff
State Journal Register, Marking a new era in the journalism community, Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information society, opened the doors of the new Citizen’s Register newsroom focused on the community.
“This newsroom is a new space. This newsroom reflects the renewed commitment Journal Register for local journalism. Newsroom The new register of citizenship is an invitation to the public we serve to participate in the reporting process and work with our professional journalists to address issues facing our communities, “said John Paton, President and CEO Journal Register Company.”Our first digital strategy is a sustainable investment in journalism and sustainable communities.”
The new newsroom Citizen register is located at 59 Street Field, Torrington, Connecticut, and over 13,000 square feet of open office. The space includes a cafe in the Company first newsroom that is open to the public and serving coffee and pastries; offers free public wifi, public access to more than 120 years of newspaper archives, classroom a meeting space / with video conferencing capability and a dedicated space and workstations for the public as part of the register of citizens of the Community Media Lab.
The space also allows community members with an easy and open access to public registry staff to discuss story ideas and coverage of the community. Community Media Lab space – next to the newsroom – will also serve as a hub for the community of journalists and bloggers to work with the staff registers of citizens and provide additional protection of the community.
“What we produce – both online and on paper – is for our audiences and the communities where they live so that we want and need them to be part of it,” said Matt DeRienzo, publisher of the Register of citizenship. “This is an extension of what the citizen registry was done online with our box crowdsourced Fact Check. This site is the Community News and in newspapers, they should have a voice. ”
Earlier this year, The Register Citizen launched a Fact Check box on every page of history RegisterCitizen.com promote greater accountability and transparency in its coverage. “All this provides more opportunities for engagement and ownership of collaboration of all we cover everything we write and what we report,” said DeRienzo.
Community Media Lab workstations are equipped with software that Journal Register Company used during the project of Ben Franklin, an experience of the edition in which the Company has published all 18 websites and newspapers using only free, Web Tools. These workstations will be updated with additional software on the basis of recommendations by participants of the Community Media Lab.
Journal Register Company recognizes the need for a strong source of local news within a local community and we also recognize that our public is essential for the force, “said Jon Cooper, vice president of content for the Journal Register Company.”The new office Citizen registry will facilitate community involvement, but this will be the quality of journalism and the work of our staff that will strengthen our community ties.”
Training room of the citizen registry will be used to train staff and bloggers, but the space will also be available to the public for use as a community meeting room. The Register Citizen is also invited politicians – state and federal – to hold office hours in the newsroom to provide direct access for community members. Hours will be on livestreamed RegisterCitizen.com.
In addition, as part of the opening of the mails, The Register Citizen displaying photographs and information from the 1955 floods in Connecticut on the walls of the new coffee. In the coming months staff will work with local artists to curate art exhibitions of local production and photography.
“Its Newsroom community,” said DeRienzo. “Together we will make this newsroom to open a central gathering place -. Similarly RegisterCitizen.com became the center of conversation and public debate in the city”
About Journal Register Company
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