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"Some universities have spent substantial time here as they try to redesign their programs to make sure their students are prepared for the 21st century," said Mitch Locin, news editor of Tribune Regional Programming.
Print reporters are often interviewed on the air about areas where they are experts - so much so, Locin said, that sometimes he feels like a booking agent.
"What we are about is breaking down the barriers between the different newsrooms to share content of all kinds," Locin said.
Yet, convention organizers at first provided power at "significantly" lower levels than requested, Locin said.
"The newsroom of the future is here now," Locin says.
Locin, a Tribune reporter for 25 years, is now senior electronic news editor.
Locin's role is point person for TV, radio and interactive staffers, functioning as their link to the newspaper.
When not calling radio or television assignment desks, Locin also shepherds foreign and U.S.
Locin also helps reporters manage their time, so they aren't overwhelmed by writing for the Web, appearing on TV or turning out a front-page story.
One thing that has become clear is that each market has to have a Mitch Locin or a Keith Wheeler whose exclusive job is to look for ways to share content and ideas and make them happen.
"The journalists of today must be more flexible in how they present their stories," Locin said.
"There's a lot of redefining of jobs and careers going on in media," Locin said.