1. Create equal print and online managing editor positions.
The Daily Tar Heel must begin to produce stories for the web with the same forethought it does for its daily paper. Next year, equivalent print and online managing editors will direct and plan content for each platform.
This will allow each managing editor to focus on planning long-term projects for each product. Web projects will incorporate videos, photos and interactive graphics. The print managing editor will work with designers to arrange eye-catching stories on the front page and make decisions for the rest of the paper.
2. Integrate investigations into daily coverage, with more specific design and more resources.
Continuing the heralded work of our investigations team is crucial to the mission of the DTH. Rather than being fit into themed print issues, investigative projects will be part of daily news coverage, with specific print and online designs that emphasize our best work. New staffers will, at times, work under senior writers on comprehensive projects.