With the second day of Inner Circle grading half-way done, many more newsrooms have made the cut. The total is now up to 40. We’re seeing a lot of interaction on Facebook, and the number of videos some newsrooms are producing are fantastic.
Below are the newsrooms that have made Inner Circle so far, and some Inner Circle tips.
Pekin Daily Times
The Journal-Standard (Freeport)
The McDonough County Voice (Macomb)
The State Journal-Register (Springfield)
Augusta Daily Gazette
El Dorado Times
Pittsburg Morning Sun
Wellington Daily News
Southwest Daily News
Leesville Daily Leader
The Beacon (Acton, Boxborough, MA)
Sudbury Town Crier
Wayland Town Crier
Weston Town Crier
Boonville Daily News
The Independent (Massillon)
The Repository (Canton)
The Times-Reporter (Dover-New Philadelphia)
The Jackson Newspapers (Ripley)
Not all newsrooms in the states listed above have been graded – there are still more to come.
Inner Circle tips:
• We’re seeing several websites with plenty of updates – but rather than being posted “above the fold” in Top Stories, News Now and the carousel, the updates are posted under other sections, like news and sports. It’s great to publish to multiple sections, but for Inner Circle grading, we’re concentrating on those three areas for unique web updates because that’s what people see when they land on the website.
• It’s important for newspapers to link to their Facebook pages from their homepages, so readers can easily find and “like” them.
• Templates for community partner journalism and public service journalism ASFs can be found here and here.