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To get out of a print-first mentality, The Dallas Morning News is completely reorganizing its newsroom

Poynter

You might have heard: To get the newsroom to think digital-first, The Los Angeles Times is reorganizing its newsroom around a central “news and enterprise hub”

But did you know: The Dallas Morning News wants to be a digital-first newsroom, and it’s totally starting over to achieve that. The newspaper will no longer have desks and beats, and will instead be organized into “hubs” around topics, such as breaking news or high school sports. Everyone in the newsroom had to reapply for a new job, which often wasn’t their current job because it no longer existed. The newspaper is also letting go of some of its coverage, because, as business vertical editor Paul O’Donnell says, “We can’t be everything to everyone anymore.”

+ The Dallas Morning News is also considering a move from its longtime downtown headquarters, nicknamed “Rock of Truth” (Poynter)

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