The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: Liz Spayd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
From: Doug Skoglund - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 12 Jul 2016 10:00 CDT
Subject: Welcome Liz...
Nice post, your "Want to Attract More Readers? Try Listening to Them." and I quote:
Clearly, there is more to understanding readers than to literally have editors interact with them each day. Nonetheless, the small number of consumer-facing staffers is indicative of the bigger problem: a newsroom too distant from the people it serves.
You, my dear lady, are just beginning to scratch the surface; however, you are on the right track. But let me warn you -- solving the problem will take considerable work -- like reprogramming the Personal Computer and the Internet.
I have been trying to get some attention from the Times since May of 2014 by posting 20 pages to my web site and mailing copies to Margaret Sullivan. All to no avail -- completely ignored. And I am not going to try to explain the entire process in this post. You must indicate an interest because I wasted far too much time on Margaret.
Remember, you are talking about two-way communication with your readers -- unfortunately the system is not designed for two-way communication because the news business didn't want two-way communication. What you need is far more complicated than a simple Comment System.
BTW - here is a link to my Sullivan
Doug Skoglund email@example.com
I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention).
BTW, I am working on a replacement system for individuals -- and I sure could use some help. Please see http://pdmsb.com, a work-in-process.
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