CMG Ohio Collaborating to Boost Local news
NetNewsCheck reports how all CMG's properties in Dayton, including radio, are collaborating to create a fast and reliable local news product. The cooperation includes WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News and six other newspapers, three radio stations and various websites. "They have established a Breaking News Team that is the key to its cross-media collaboration, gathering stories for all of the company's Dayton properties."
Here's an excerpt from the NetNewsCheck piece. "It started with an email to the Cox Media Group Ohio-owned WHIO-TV station to alert the reporting staff that an expected humdrum January school board meeting would instead be red-hot. A last-minute agenda item had a member of the Springboro Board of Education in suburban Dayton discussing whether to allow school staffers with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns onto school grounds, a raw subject sparked by the recent school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn."
"Although the email came to the television station, they quickly funneled the tip across the room to the Breaking News Team. A team member notified a print reporter in the office who covers the community and was able to quickly reach school board members to confirm the information. That reporter wrote a short item for the Web, along with a fuller story that was posted that day online and appeared in the next day’s Dayton Daily News. More than 500 people turned out for the meeting that night."
Read the full article HERE