We’ve been using @SlackHQ for a week and love it so far. Puts chat at the center of the work collaboration experience, where it belongs.
— Alexis C. Madrigal (@alexismadrigal) March 15, 2014
That tweet from Alexis Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic, touches on an important topic in the news industry, but one we rarely discuss. Workflow.
In the world of journalism, production workflow and process is not glorified. Nor should it be. But it should be respected. For all the talk about business models to save journalism, we talk very little about the tools that allow us to get the job done, let alone which ones are more efficient. But a profitable journalism industry is an efficient one. If you’ve ever pulled out your hair trading Word documents with track changes, then you know the saving grace of a good workflow.… Read more