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This continues a series on advice for new top editors in Digital First Media newsrooms. Some of the advice might be good for veteran editors, too, and for editors in other companies.

Chances are that your newsroom culture needs some disruption. Even in Digital First Media, where our digital urgency has been coming from the top for at least a year and a half (longer in former Journal Register newsrooms), the print roots are deep and strong. And we still are publishing newspapers, so we can’t entirely throw out the print deadlines and other considerations that drive the culture.

The editor needs to aggressively lead the transformation to Digital First priorities and culture. In your words and actions, you need to show that your newsroom’s top priority is covering your community digitally, with print production being something that flows from that. (more…)

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