Reporters at N.E. newspapers
use technology, training to do
more with less more quickly

By Alex Eng
Bulletin Correspondent

How are boots-on-the-ground reporters balancing faster news cycles with long-term financial struggles in the news industry?

By getting ahead of the curve, publishing digital-first, and training for new reporting technology, according to interviews with reporters and news executives at New England newspapers.

Journalists at New England newspapers said that, although faced with declining print circulation and shrinking newsroom staffs, they are producing more news at a faster pace than ever before and publishing content -- including online, photos, videos and live streaming -- on multiple platforms.

“Definitely, we work a lot faster, and the way we write the stories has changed a lot,” said Christopher Cousins, statehouse bureau chief with the Bangor (Maine) Daily News. “There always was pressure in journalism … But now, if some news breaks, we do everything we can to get something up on the website as soon as possible.” MORE >

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