Lessons from Tampa about local news

“Media General’s Tampa news outlets have been leaders on the path towards integrated newsrooms for years. Now, as the financial situation at American newspapers weakens, the Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and television station WFLA 8 have used essential cuts in staff numbers and resources as an opportunity to go a step further in creating a completely converged newsroom. On November 10 last year, the ‘Interactive Newsroom’ went into operation, in which all three platforms, print, online and TV, were further combined.”