In J-Source's first-ever live chat, Belinda Alzner put questions to the minds behind two projects in Postmedia newsrooms: the National Post Labs and the Edmonton Experiment. They have been tasked with finding new innovations in what journalism in their respective communities can be, and though they have a similar mandate, they are taking two different approaches to achieving it.
When Postmedia made its announcement last week about layoffs, paywalls and ceasing Sunday editions of some papers (or Monday, in the National Post's case), CEO Paul Godfrey emphasized that they'd be focusing on their digital properties.
So, we decided to take a look at what the folks in two Postmedia newsrooms are doing. They have been tasked with experimenting to find new innovations of what journalism in their respective communities can be — not only in digital, but print as well.
Duncan Clark and Chris Tindal from the National Post joined us for a live Q&A this afternoon alongwith Karen Unland and Brittney Le Blanc from The Edmonton Journal. The transcript of our chat is as follows: