Online reporting and “Legacy” Newsrooms

As technology continues to enhance, the ways that reporters can present news to the public have changed immensely.

For news organizations that not only utilize one medium but two or more, the same story can be seen in various different ways and for longer periods of time.

There was a time when sports reporters would attend a sporting event, the radio would live broadcast the event and their story would appear the next day in the newspaper. Maybe the paper would get passed around for a week or so but that would be the end of the story.

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Gapers Block: Redesign and Re-Envision

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Andrew Huff speaks to DePaul students on April 4, 2011 (Photo by Mike Reilley)

By Laura Jo Clanton

Andrew Huff, a Chicago journalist, professional blogger and online copywriter, recently discussed the decision to redesign the layout of his popular blog site, Gapers Block.

Huff and fellow writer and website designer, Naz Hamid, co-founded Gapers Block in 2003 as the “first city blog in Chicago,” said Huff.

“There wasn’t anything online to capture the interesting things going on in Chicago.”

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