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(Some Guy)   A journalist for a small Wisconsin paper finds an interesting way to include quotes without worrying about errors in this story about a local hospital warning of a COVID 19 surge. The print version will be hard to read because of it, though   (hubcitytimes.com) divider line
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2020-11-27 12:58:22 AM  
Yeah, sorry, but I still prefer to read articles.
 
2020-11-27 1:00:58 AM  
This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.
 
2020-11-27 1:06:30 AM  

paulleah: Just poor digital decision making.


You know what else is poor digital decision making?

The minivan.  Two in the front, Five in the rear.

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2020-11-27 1:07:28 AM  
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2020-11-27 1:08:37 AM  

paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.


So they need more digital direction in their digital articles, maybe they should hire a digital editor, or perhaps maybe a news editor that can help with decisions on the direction the digital stories dictate.

Digital!
 
2020-11-27 1:11:54 AM  

punkwrestler: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

So they need more digital direction in their digital articles, maybe they should hire a digital editor, or perhaps maybe a news editor that can help with decisions on the direction the digital stories dictate.

Digital!


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2020-11-27 1:12:49 AM  

paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.


This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.
 
2020-11-27 1:14:07 AM  

GodComplex: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.


WTF is around at 1am on the day after thanksgiving?
 
2020-11-27 1:15:07 AM  

punkwrestler: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

So they need more digital direction in their digital articles, maybe they should hire a digital editor, or perhaps maybe a news editor that can help with decisions on the direction the digital stories dictate.

Digital!


Yeah. What I'm attempting to say... is that the newsroom had a separate department with separate leadership that took everything produced for print and working it into a coherent digital package.

What you are seeing here is a print executive editor telling a reporter who is tasked with posting their own stories to "do more multimedia" and the untrained overworked reporter trying their best.
 
2020-11-27 1:19:03 AM  
And none of this even reflects the hatred that a local doctor and nurse feels when an import comes in at 3 times their wage.

Medical care for profit is about as evil as torture centers in black sites.

Many countries use to care about the US, but you country has been constantly dropping in countries people care about, because you yourselves do not seem to give a fark about other members of your own country.

Right now, China is still the worse country on the planet, but if you keep using the slave labour in China to protect against a civil uprising then ...  you are both coonts.
 
2020-11-27 1:19:35 AM  

paulleah: punkwrestler: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

So they need more digital direction in their digital articles, maybe they should hire a digital editor, or perhaps maybe a news editor that can help with decisions on the direction the digital stories dictate.

Digital!

Yeah. What I'm attempting to say... is that the newsroom had a separate department with separate leadership that took everything produced for print and working it into a coherent digital package.

What you are seeing here is a print executive editor telling a reporter who is tasked with posting their own stories to "do more multimedia" and the untrained overworked reporter trying their best.


That's why I said they need a digital Editor, which would correct mistakes and help shape the piece so that people can view it better.

The person that did this was probably a print reporter who was told to upload what they had.
 
2020-11-27 1:20:17 AM  
They should have created a transcript for accessibility anyway.
 
2020-11-27 1:20:28 AM  
That's downright embrassing.
 
2020-11-27 1:22:41 AM  

paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.


Not to mention ADA compliance.
 
2020-11-27 1:42:28 AM  

Langdon_777: And none of this even reflects the hatred that a local doctor and nurse feels when an import comes in at 3 times their wage.

Medical care for profit is about as evil as torture centers in black sites.

Many countries use to care about the US, but you country has been constantly dropping in countries people care about, because you yourselves do not seem to give a fark about other members of your own country.

Right now, China is still the worse country on the planet, but if you keep using the slave labour in China to protect against a civil uprising then ...  you are both coonts.


Sir? This is an Arby's.
 
2020-11-27 1:43:20 AM  
It's like print and video made a mutant baby.
 
2020-11-27 1:53:56 AM  
Should have made every sound file a Rick Astley clip.
 
2020-11-27 1:59:26 AM  

punkwrestler: GodComplex: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.

WTF is around at 1am on the day after thanksgiving?


People in other timezones and/or countries I wager.
 
2020-11-27 2:05:40 AM  

NM Volunteer: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

Not to mention ADA compliance.


Our local NPR station almost does the same thing when posting "stories" which feature a link to an audio interview. It's like they don't have a digital editor because they didn't meet their pledge drive goals.
 
2020-11-27 2:11:26 AM  
We're at that point in the movie where local media hand off to the nationwide emergency networks.
 
2020-11-27 2:26:23 AM  

punkwrestler: GodComplex: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.

WTF is around at 1am on the day after thanksgiving?


My charge nurse for one. If it weren't for COVID, my manager would be here too. Lots of hospitals do this thing that I find kind of creepy where all the managers come in and slop our thanksgiving dinners onto our trays.
 
2020-11-27 2:32:20 AM  

Medic Zero: punkwrestler: GodComplex: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.

WTF is around at 1am on the day after thanksgiving?

My charge nurse for one. If it weren't for COVID, my manager would be here too. Lots of hospitals do this thing that I find kind of creepy where all the managers come in and slop our thanksgiving dinners onto our trays.


Sorry, I hope you are doing well, this must be hard on you.
 
2020-11-27 2:39:25 AM  

DesertCoyote: NM Volunteer: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

Not to mention ADA compliance.

Our local NPR station almost does the same thing when posting "stories" which feature a link to an audio interview. It's like they don't have a digital editor because they didn't meet their pledge drive goals.


That is nationwide, and it bugs the crap out of me since the audio widgets do not work on my home laptop.  So it is basically a blank page with a fascinating headline.
 
2020-11-27 2:39:35 AM  
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Probably right to do it.  If the site had misquoted him there would have been hell toupee.
 
2020-11-27 3:06:06 AM  

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Probably right to do it.  If the site had misquoted him there would have been hell toupee.


He was born 9 mos after a Lyle Lovett concert, wasn't he?
 
2020-11-27 3:19:27 AM  
I went to college in 1994 with plans of becoming a journalist.  I was hoping specifically to be a sportswriter, but knew that I might have to work other areas to get my foot in the door.

Midway through my freshman year I became the sports editor for our little newspaper.  The world was my oyster.

But then I realized how precarious the job was.  Newspapers were starting to die.  Sports writing was becoming the work of internet amateurs.  I realized I had a better chance of becoming the second baseman for the Dodgers than I did becoming the beat writer for the Dodgers with the LA Times.  By my sophomore year I moved on to another field and forgot all about journalism.

Reading an article like this just reinforces that I made the right choice.
 
2020-11-27 3:24:48 AM  

Maybe you should drive: I went to college in 1994 with plans of becoming a journalist.  I was hoping specifically to be a sportswriter, but knew that I might have to work other areas to get my foot in the door.

Midway through my freshman year I became the sports editor for our little newspaper.  The world was my oyster.

But then I realized how precarious the job was.  Newspapers were starting to die.  Sports writing was becoming the work of internet amateurs.  I realized I had a better chance of becoming the second baseman for the Dodgers than I did becoming the beat writer for the Dodgers with the LA Times.  By my sophomore year I moved on to another field and forgot all about journalism.

Reading an article like this just reinforces that I made the right choice.


That's like the opposite of my oldest sister, who went to college wanting to get into criminal justice, but wound up becoming a newspaper editor after graduating.
 
2020-11-27 3:30:36 AM  

NM Volunteer: Maybe you should drive: I went to college in 1994 with plans of becoming a journalist.  I was hoping specifically to be a sportswriter, but knew that I might have to work other areas to get my foot in the door.

Midway through my freshman year I became the sports editor for our little newspaper.  The world was my oyster.

But then I realized how precarious the job was.  Newspapers were starting to die.  Sports writing was becoming the work of internet amateurs.  I realized I had a better chance of becoming the second baseman for the Dodgers than I did becoming the beat writer for the Dodgers with the LA Times.  By my sophomore year I moved on to another field and forgot all about journalism.

Reading an article like this just reinforces that I made the right choice.

That's like the opposite of my oldest sister, who went to college wanting to get into criminal justice, but wound up becoming a newspaper editor after graduating.


She probably made the right choice.
 
2020-11-27 4:10:32 AM  

Maybe you should drive: I went to college in 1994 with plans of becoming a journalist.  I was hoping specifically to be a sportswriter, but knew that I might have to work other areas to get my foot in the door.

Midway through my freshman year I became the sports editor for our little newspaper.  The world was my oyster.

But then I realized how precarious the job was.  Newspapers were starting to die.  Sports writing was becoming the work of internet amateurs.  I realized I had a better chance of becoming the second baseman for the Dodgers than I did becoming the beat writer for the Dodgers with the LA Times.  By my sophomore year I moved on to another field and forgot all about journalism.

Reading an article like this just reinforces that I made the right choice.


Ehh, you could have had fun with it for another 10 years before moving on. Our little newspaper's "night of the long knives" happened at the end of 2008.

/still with it, hoping retirement will precede my final paycheck, instead of the other way around.
 
2020-11-27 5:15:09 AM  

punkwrestler: Medic Zero: punkwrestler: GodComplex: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.

WTF is around at 1am on the day after thanksgiving?

My charge nurse for one. If it weren't for COVID, my manager would be here too. Lots of hospitals do this thing that I find kind of creepy where all the managers come in and slop our thanksgiving dinners onto our trays.

Sorry, I hope you are doing well, this must be hard on you.


Thanks. The dread of where we're all headed over the next few months, COVID-wise sucks. Working turkey day though? I've been doing this 29 years, worked plenty of them, and am not missing out on anything today. I'm going to curse us (medical folk are a superstitious lot) and say it, we're having a fairly quiet night for us, so I'll take that over the usual too-many-patients/insane workload most nights.
 
2020-11-27 6:14:27 AM  
Between

"Powered by admiral " browser breaking paywalls

Facebook/discus comment systems rhat are 95% spam (at their best)

Malware infused ad distribution "content syndication networks"

.... this is what finally upsets the 4 remaining local  print news readers?


Put this industry out of its misery
 
2020-11-27 7:33:49 AM  

Langdon_777: And none of this even reflects the hatred that a local doctor and nurse feels when an import comes in at 3 times their wage.

Medical care for profit is about as evil as torture centers in black sites.

Many countries use to care about the US, but you country has been constantly dropping in countries people care about, because you yourselves do not seem to give a fark about other members of your own country.

Right now, China is still the worse country on the planet, but if you keep using the slave labour in China to protect against a civil uprising then ...  you are both coonts.


you really think 'muricans expect anyone to have any respect for us after 4 years of President Trump? we're well aware that we now barely rate above war time Germany. a friend of mine here in Ohio USA has a born and long lived co-worker from Mexico. that man told my friend: "You know what's wrong with 'muricans? You eat your own kind right up". how GD sad is that.

after what China did to the world in retaliation to President Trump seeking fair trade with China the leaders of the first world nations should pool together, topple the China government and military and set those poor bastards free. Burger King and Taco Trucks on every corner. no more Bat Stew for breakfast.
 
2020-11-27 8:00:32 AM  

BafflerMeal: Langdon_777: And none of this even reflects the hatred that a local doctor and nurse feels when an import comes in at 3 times their wage.

Medical care for profit is about as evil as torture centers in black sites.

Many countries use to care about the US, but you country has been constantly dropping in countries people care about, because you yourselves do not seem to give a fark about other members of your own country.

Right now, China is still the worse country on the planet, but if you keep using the slave labour in China to protect against a civil uprising then ...  you are both coonts.

Sir? This is an Arby's.


Why did I give this a funny?
 
2020-11-27 8:14:40 AM  
Well, as I always say:

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2020-11-27 8:28:07 AM  

paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.


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I think we're done here.
 
2020-11-27 11:55:30 AM  

Leader O'Cola: Between

"Powered by admiral " browser breaking paywalls

Facebook/discus comment systems rhat are 95% spam (at their best)

Malware infused ad distribution "content syndication networks"

.... this is what finally upsets the 4 remaining local  print news readers?


Put this industry out of its misery


This, and:

"PLEASE ANSWER A SHORT SURVEY QUESTION TO CONTINUE READING" buttons

& not being able to use the ⬅ button to exit, else "Before you leave check out these great deals".
 
2020-11-27 1:48:55 PM  

farkingbubbler: not being able to use the ⬅ button to exit, else "Before you leave check out these great deals"
shiat: don't give Drew any ideas...

 
2020-11-27 2:01:49 PM  

nytmare: punkwrestler: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

So they need more digital direction in their digital articles, maybe they should hire a digital editor, or perhaps maybe a news editor that can help with decisions on the direction the digital stories dictate.

Digital!

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He can dig it!

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2020-11-27 8:23:28 PM  

punkwrestler: GodComplex: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.

WTF is around at 1am on the day after thanksgiving?


Actually, I got a really late start on cooking and sat down to eat at exactly 1am, the day after.  I couldn't really cook until I reconnected the water lines and I couldn't finish that until I removed a wall, and then there was a hole in the floor, and suddenly, its 10pm and I didn't even taken a shower yet, let alone start cooking.
 
2020-11-27 9:01:23 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: punkwrestler: GodComplex: paulleah: This is why newspaper companies hired people called "digital directors" who are skilled at directing multimedia storytelling. Who in turn employ digital editors who carry out the policies.

There is zero wrong with including the clips, but the text of them needs to be included.

Just poor digital decision making.

This. I'm pretending to work, I can't listen to your audio discreetly. They need to think of the office drones.

WTF is around at 1am on the day after thanksgiving?

Actually, I got a really late start on cooking and sat down to eat at exactly 1am, the day after.  I couldn't really cook until I reconnected the water lines and I couldn't finish that until I removed a wall, and then there was a hole in the floor, and suddenly, its 10pm and I didn't even taken a shower yet, let alone start cooking.


Sorry it sounds like things went badly. I hope everything turned out well in the end.
 
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