Pop up newsrooms

New Haven RegisterOver in the good old US of A those savvy media types are embracing the pop up ethos and launching pop up newsrooms.

Digital First Media have a total of four “mobile community media labs’” that will be touring and getting involved with the communities in the Connecticut area operated by San Jose Mercury News, the St Paul Pioneer Press, the York Daily Record and the New Haven Register.

Matt DeRienzo, Connecticut group editor for the Journal Register Company, stated the project will see staff take to a van and “show up with folding chairs, a folding table, and a wifi signal. We’ll go to either parts of our coverage area we don’t feel connected to or we’ll go around a big news event and engage in conversation and let bloggers covering the same event use our wifi signal”.

He added that bloggers will be able to partner with the news outlet in any way, from “informally to actually collaborating on reporting”.

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