Michael Koziol is Deputy Editor of The Sun-Herald
. Telum spoke with him about what it's like putting together a weekly metro news title in a news cycle that can change by the minute.
Key takeaways include:
- The actual process of putting together the paper together hasn't changed all that much.
- At the moment most stories are Coronavirus related, though the team will still looking to cover other important news for its readers.
- Deadlines have stayed fairly consistent, though Saturday deadlines have moved slightly earlier to accommodate any work-from-home time pressures.
- Key themes being thought about are the health impacts of the COVID-19 situation, the economic impacts, the political fall-out and the social impacts.
- Organisations and communications professionals should be aware that the newsroom is trying to plan ahead, but with a fast-moving story like this it's important to know that things may change. And, "a good story is a good story", so while it might be hard to cut-through the Coronavirus story, people should still contact the newsroom with news if relevant.