SF Chronicle editor gives some details on 'boot camp'

San Francisco Chronicle Managing Editor Audrey Cooper tells Rachele Kanigel about the paper's planned "startup-style incubator designed to retrain and reinvigorate the staff and ultimately save the news organization from extinction""

“This will seem odd to anyone who doesn’t work in a newsroom but right now our workflow is set up to produce a newspaper,” Cooper said. “People come in at 10 o’clock but they’re here until seven sometimes. We need to get it so people are here to produce a website.”

Cooper envisions the team in the incubator starting at 8 a.m. sharp with a brief but efficient stand-up meeting where the staff will talk about the news of the day and what needs to get up quickly. The print newspaper will be put together after content is posted digitally.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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