Recorded on July 29, 2016
Presented in partnership with GateHouse Media.
While game stories are important, adding new features and better coordination to your overall prep coverage plan can help maximize your resources. In this session, we’ll discuss devising a weekly schedule and implementing alternate story formats. We’ll also offer strategies on how to beef up sections with a limited staff.
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Tim Schmitt has spent decades in various newsrooms — some print and some broadcast. He was a sports reporter, news reporter, and then managing editor of his hometown paper, the Tonawanda (N.Y.) News, where he led an award-winning editorial page. He’s worked as an editor, staffer or longtime contributor with the Arizona Daily Sun, the Mesa Tribune, the Arizona Republic, the Buffalo Current, and the Niagara Falls Gazette, where he was executive sports editor over four dailies — spearheading coverage of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. He moved to Austin to join GateHouse in early 2015.