Each piece of news or morsel of interesting information has to meet the “Hmmm… that’s interesting” standard. Then it’s a case of choosing where the information should be published.
Is it worth a tweet, but not adding to the Breaking News sidebar? Perhaps it needs expanding on with an original blog post with added context. Or maybe a phone call or an email needs to be made and the piece developed as an all original post.
These decisions are made very quickly. The content will cut the more flippant world with the harder news world in a way I hope I can make work - how do you mix the two and not piss too many folk off?
Underlying this publishing process is a deep understanding of what happens when you press send or save. Where does the information go?
Where will the tweet end up? What happens when you bookmark a story? Where will that appear? Or when you write a blog post, where is it being mirror published and when? I’ve set the basics of this process out in the distribution process post, but I think it’ll need more explanation for anyone to emulate.
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