View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

  1. News
January 24, 2008

LEP’s Mike Hill on the converged newsroom

By Sarah

Senior lecturer in online journalism at Birmingham City University Paul Bradshaw has interviewed Lancashire Evening Post deputy editor Mike Hill about life in a converged newsroom.

In January 2006 the Johnston Press-owned Post claimed to become the first newsrooms to become fully converged with every journalist working across print and online. The site has seen unique users grow from 40,000 to 300,000 in the last two years while its Preston patch has a residency of 150,000.

Hill discusses the growing use of studio-based online news in 2008, the site’s daily and monthly online surveys that are attracting up to 1,000 responses a week, the problems arising from geo-tagging and mobile phone content.

In his own words “It’s created a new buzz in the room.”

The interview can be heard here.

Content from our partners
Cannes Lions: The world's best creativity all in one place
L'Equipe signs content syndication deal with The Content Exchange
Journalism can be relentless: But overworking could be fatal

Email to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network