Keeping tabs on the modern journalist’s productivity

The newspaper business has been trying to stream line and cut down on overheads in a very public fashion in the last 20 years or so, but here a blogger reports on an internal memmo sent by a newspaper requesting journalists to report on their days activities down to the smallist ddetail. This, according to the author of the memmo was to increase the productivity of journalists working in the paper.
Whether this blogger has reliable information or not is is one thing, but the post does throw up some interesting questions about the modern journalist.
30 years ago a newspaper editor sent out journalists physically to find story and could perhaps see their prodductivity more easily. However now with the amount of online work done, with remote journalists and with the advent of the Mojo or mobile journalist how will productivity be acounted for and is this crazy request by one editor a sign of a desparate industry trying to keep tabs on the supposedly overworked journalists that fuel the industry?

Advertisements

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s