Ideally this should free up a lot of the newsroom to focus on exciting online content and to hone what we're producing in the print edition.
I got my first full taste of the new total content management system, which functions a lot like our previous one, so most of us already experienced with it only stumbled upon a few bumps.
However, the staffers who haven't worked with the online CMS much are experiencing some growing pains.
The biggest issue we seem to be having is our budgeting process. We don't have a simple way of compiling sluglines into one form. And since many reporters and editors aren't familiar with the system, the major workload is falling on those of us already familiar with the system to compile all the available photos and sidebars, make sure they're slugged correctly and get the RDC the budget on time.
The hardest part for me is to remember all the little tiny steps that have been added to facilitate the communication with the RDC and make a story for the Web available to the print edition.
I've got the day off today, so we'll see how much I forget when I go back into work tomorrow.