What an idea for the Joplin Globe or one of our other area newspapers.
The Spokane, Washington, Spokesman-Review is podcasting its editorial board meetings as a means of connecting with its readers. By allowing the readers into the discussions that go into producing a daily newspaper, the editors hope to create a dialogue with them.
This is nothing new for the newspaper, which has been blogging about its decisions for quite a while. That is something else that would benefit the Globe, which, quite frankly, does not have a compelling collection of blogs.
The newspaper has former staff writer Jeremiah Tucker, who appeals to the Generation X set, Metro Editor Carol Stark detailing her struggle with cancer, and some other blogs that aim toward small niches.
The Globe would benefit from a strong politically-oriented blog, such as those that have been developed by the News-Leader, Post-Dispatch, Star and KY3, and a blog that details the inner workings of the newspaper.