The expert panel featured Corey Thurston , executive vice president of The Berkshire Broadcasting Company ; Josh Einiger , chief of the Berkshire Newsroom for WNYT Channel 13 , Andy Mick , Executive Director and CEO of The Berkshire Eagle , David Scribner , Editor of The Berkshire Eagle and Rob Adams , Sales/Marketing Director for Boxcar Media , parent company of iberkshires.com
The best way for people who want their views espoused is for you to say it yourself , rather than have a reporter paraphrase it , Einiger
added that WNYT has set up a Berkshire bureau to get to know the community and to produce enterprise stories about the community as well as respond to breaking news.Einiger
surprised many in the audience when he
noted that because the mountains interfere with electronic transmission , his
videotaped segments travel by Peter Pan bus back to Albany on the 3 : 10 p.m. bus , an interesting process in the information age.
Eagle CEO Mick described the leadership challenges of his
job in relation to the economics of running a newspaper.He
also touched on how the events of September 11 impacted him.All editorial planning went out the window on Sept. 11 , he
noted.We were in no man's land from 9 a.m. to well into the night , he
The crisis had a direct economic impact on the Eagle as well.Technological problems originating in New York City resulted in a lucrative ad being cancelled.However , circulation increased in the week following the attack by over three thousand copies.
Both Scribner and Einiger
said that they respect confidentiality , and the need to build trust with sources.Yet , they stressed the importance of verification of information.
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