Journal Register Company’s Open Newsroom Honored By Associated Press Managing Editors
Thursday, 03 February 2011
Yardley, PA – The Register Citizen’s Connecticut-based open newsroom has been named the first winner of the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Innovator of the Month Contest.
Launched in December by the Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company, The Register Citizen’s new offices include a Newsroom Café, open archives, free public Wi-Fi, a Community Media Lab with workstations for local bloggers and a community meeting space and classroom. The Register Citizen staff also livestreams daily editorial meetings to foster audience participation and engagement.
“We are very pleased to be honored by the Associated Press. Our initiative in Torrington is only one of many here at Journal Register Company as we explore ever more ways to connect with our communities and create journalism that matters,” said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company.
The APME award – open to newspapers in the U.S. and Canada — marks the organization’s first monthly innovation award. The APME’s Innovator of the Year has been awarded for five years and the group expanded the honor in 2011.
Monthly APME honorees will be invited to the APME annual conference in Denver in September where one will be named Innovator of the Year.
“The Register Citizen shows that innovations come in all sizes,” said Bob Heisse, APME Vice President and Innovations Committee Chairman. “We are pleased at APME to put a year-round spotlight on innovations at newspapers.”
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